Subtotal, Disaster Payments in the United States totaled $31.0 billion from 1995-2016.

From 1995 to 2016, 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 1995-2016 Payment per Recipient
Top 1%22%14,905$6,695,774,263$449,230
Top 2%32%29,811$10,051,218,940$337,165
Top 3%40%44,717$12,523,195,645$280,054
Top 4%47%59,623$14,482,708,694$242,905
Top 5%52%74,529$16,097,391,428$215,988
Top 6%56%89,434$17,466,792,412$195,304
Top 7%60%104,340$18,646,140,253$178,706
Top 8%63%119,246$19,674,851,755$164,994
Top 9%66%134,152$20,578,447,804$153,397
Top 10%69%149,058$21,378,932,236$143,427
Top 11%71%163,963$22,094,191,208$134,751
Top 12%73%178,869$22,736,224,988$127,111
Top 13%75%193,775$23,316,885,463$120,330
Top 14%77%208,681$23,843,971,538$114,260
Top 15%78%223,587$24,323,994,767$108,790
Top 16%80%238,492$24,763,005,709$103,832
Top 17%81%253,398$25,165,514,679$99,312
Top 18%82%268,304$25,535,929,649$95,175
Top 19%83%283,210$25,877,758,198$91,373
Top 20%85%298,116$26,193,725,623$87,864
Remaining 80% of recips.16%1,192,464$4,804,886,977$4,029
 

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