The US Census Bureau keeps income statistics for the United States. This agency presents the data, both current and historical, in tables and reports, according to the Census website. Raw data can be found, as well as analysis of the numbers on topics, such as poverty and income inequality.
The US Census Bureau gathers information from several major household surveys and programs, states the Census website. The information is used to report income data for households, families and persons. Some tables and reports reflect total income that is received on a regular basis without regard to how it was acquired. Others include sources of income, such as earned income and food stamps.