Median Household Wealth in America Is Going Nowhere

It looks like those with plenty of stocks and real estate are doing well. On the other hand, median household net worth in the United States doesn’t look so good.

According to a 2017 report by Edward Wolff, median net worth in the United States, at least as late as 2016, was nowhere near returning to where it had been before the last financial crisis. In fact, in 2016, median net worth was about where it had been in 1983, more than three decades ago1: