Subtotal, Disaster Payments in the United States totaled $31.7 billion from 1995-2017.

From 1995 to 2017, the top 10 percent of disaster payment recipients were paid 69 percent of disaster payments.

Pct. of Recipients Pct. of Payments Number of Recipients Total Payments 1995-2017 Payment per Recipient
Top 1%22%15,120$6,889,913,375$455,682
Top 2%33%30,241$10,330,426,268$341,603
Top 3%41%45,361$12,861,160,449$283,529
Top 4%47%60,482$14,866,310,613$245,797
Top 5%52%75,602$16,517,634,665$218,481
Top 6%56%90,723$17,917,458,236$197,496
Top 7%60%105,843$19,121,227,183$180,657
Top 8%64%120,964$20,170,785,987$166,750
Top 9%66%136,084$21,092,445,676$154,996
Top 10%69%151,205$21,908,571,589$144,893
Top 11%71%166,325$22,637,890,479$136,106
Top 12%73%181,446$23,292,766,498$128,373
Top 13%75%196,566$23,885,033,302$121,512
Top 14%77%211,687$24,422,758,551$115,372
Top 15%79%226,807$24,912,427,029$109,840
Top 16%80%241,928$25,360,271,774$104,826
Top 17%81%257,048$25,770,738,687$100,257
Top 18%82%272,169$26,148,434,568$96,074
Top 19%83%287,289$26,497,037,533$92,231
Top 20%85%302,410$26,819,319,567$88,685
Remaining 80% of recips.15%1,209,642$4,915,889,206$4,064
 

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