Median net worth from 1989 to 2016, what has changed?

By | January 28, 2018

Here’s a quick chart showing the median net worth from 1989 to 2016 across several age groups (all figures are in 2016 dollars). The data comes from the Survey of Consumer Finances published on the Feb website which has just recently been updated with the 2016 data.

The good news is that with the exception of the 65-75 age group, all demographic segments are seeing an increase in their net worth relative to the 2013 standings. The bad news? Only the 55 and over demographic is in a better position relative to the 1989 levels.

Cumulative change in net worth from 1989 to 2016