Subtotal, Disaster Payments in the United States totaled $34.1 billion from 1995-2020‡.

From 1995 to 2020, the top 10 percent of disaster payment recipients were paid 70 percent of disaster payments.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2020‡ Payment per Recipient
Top 1%22%15,539$7,637,776,900$491,523
Top 2%33%31,078$11,346,916,454$365,111
Top 3%41%46,618$14,058,204,540$301,562
Top 4%48%62,157$16,201,078,884$260,648
Top 5%53%77,697$17,964,227,716$231,209
Top 6%57%93,236$19,455,998,444$208,675
Top 7%61%108,775$20,736,691,621$190,638
Top 8%64%124,315$21,853,003,936$175,787
Top 9%67%139,854$22,832,689,340$163,261
Top 10%70%155,394$23,698,829,314$152,508
Top 11%72%170,933$24,472,278,139$143,169
Top 12%74%186,473$25,167,508,058$134,966
Top 13%76%202,012$25,795,378,559$127,692
Top 14%77%217,551$26,365,584,863$121,193
Top 15%79%233,091$26,884,765,100$115,340
Top 16%80%248,630$27,359,480,645$110,041
Top 17%82%264,170$27,794,881,973$105,216
Top 18%83%279,709$28,195,181,976$100,802
Top 19%84%295,248$28,564,726,665$96,748
Top 20%85%310,788$28,906,297,421$93,010
Remaining 80% of recips.15%1,243,154$5,179,105,713$4,166

‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.

 

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