The top 10% of earners made at least $170,500, last year — nearly three times the amount the typical American household earned.
The new figures come from the Census Bureau's annual study of incomes, poverty and health insurance in the U.S.
Within the report, there were several nuggets to be optimistic about. After stalling out following the housing crisis, middle-class incomes are growing again at a healthy rate. The median income in the U.S. is now $59,000, which rose by more than $1,800 from $57,200 in 2015.