Income Inequality in the US: How Much More The Top 1% Makes Compared to Everybody Else

The map below shows that the ratio between what the top 1% earns and what the bottom 99% earns, on average, is quite staggering in certain cities in the United States.

Income Inequality in the US: How Much More The Top 1% Makes Compared to Everybody Else

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A large number of metro areas with high-income inequality seem to be concentrated in Florida.

Top 20 U.S. Metros with the Highest Income Inequality
1. Jackson, WY-ID: 132
2. Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL: 90.1
3. Key West, FL: 81.3
4. Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL: 67.2
5. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT: 62.2
6. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL: 55.4
7. Port St. Lucie, FL: 45.5
8. Glenwood Springs, CO: 45
9. Hailey, ID: 44.9
10. Gardnerville Ranchos, NV: 44.3
11. Summit Park, UT: 43.5
12. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL: 43.1
13. New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA: 39.4
14. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL: 38.8
15. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO: 37.2
16. Midland, TX: 35.7
17. Steamboat Springs, CO: 35.3
18. Easton, MD: 34.8
19. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV: 34.8
20. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA: 34.6

Top 20 U.S. Metros with the Lowest Income Inequality
1. Junction City, KS: 5.4
2. Fort Leonard Wood, MO: 6.2
3. Rio Grande City, TX: 6.8
4. Los Alamos, NM: 7.0
5. California-Lexington Park, MD: 7.3
6. St. Marys, GA: 7.3
7. Peru, IN: 7.9
8. Juneau, AK: 8.5
9. Fort Polk South, LA: 8.5
10. Altus, OK: 8.5
11. Hinesville, GA: 8.6
12. Guymon, OK: 8.6
13. Winnemucca, NV: 8.7
14. Ottawa, KS: 8.7
15. Mountain Home, ID: 8.7
16. Susanville, CA: 8.8
17. Lincoln, IL: 8.8
18. Frankfort, IN: 8.9
19. Urbana, OH: 9
20: Ozark, AL: 9

Data: epi.org

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