Maps Of Extreme Income Segregation In US Cities


If you’re looking for concrete evidence of the ever widening gap between America’s rich and poor, here’s a hint: check your area code.

Now more than ever, American neighborhoods are more likely to be segregated by income, according to a new study by the Pew Research centre.

That means the rich are living near the rich and the poor are packed together in large sections of the country’s biggest metropolitan areas.

“With fewer households now in the middle income group, it’s not surprising that there are now also more census tracts in which at least half of the households are either upper income or lower income,” the report says. 

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