Special Report

US Counties With the Smallest Income Gaps

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50. Deuel County, South Dakota
> Gini index: 0.379
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $156,251 — 1,369th lowest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $17,098 — 422nd highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Share of all income in Deuel County that went to top 20%: 42.8% — 68th lowest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Deuel County that went to bottom 20%: 4.7% — 165th highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $65,437 — 433rd highest of 3,009 counties

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49. Long County, Georgia
> Gini index: 0.379
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $133,249 — 430th lowest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $13,312 — 1,298th highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Long County that went to top 20%: 42.0% — 31st lowest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Long County that went to bottom 20%: 4.2% — 649th highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $54,605 — 1,182nd highest of 3,009 counties

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48. Clinton County, Indiana
> Gini index: 0.379
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $136,750 — 548th lowest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $16,578 — 494th highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Clinton County that went to top 20%: 42.7% — 58th lowest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Share of all income in Clinton County that went to bottom 20%: 5.2% — 34th highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $54,286 — 1,213th highest of 3,009 counties

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47. Manassas Park city, Virginia
> Gini index: 0.378
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $236,011 — 203rd highest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $31,150 — 6th highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Manassas Park city that went to top 20%: 44.0% — 215th lowest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Share of all income in Manassas Park city that went to bottom 20%: 5.8% — 4th highest of 3,009 counties
> Median household income: $88,046 — 86th highest of 3,009 counties

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46. Newton County, Indiana
> Gini index: 0.378
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $134,047 — 451st lowest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $15,025 — 807th highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Newton County that went to top 20%: 42.0% — 34th lowest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Newton County that went to bottom 20%: 4.7% — 146th highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $55,356 — 1,109th highest of 3,009 counties

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