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US Counties With the Smallest Income Gaps

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45. Clay County, Indiana
> Gini index: 0.377
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $137,940 — 585th lowest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $15,767 — 646th highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Clay County that went to top 20%: 42.3% — 48th lowest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Share of all income in Clay County that went to bottom 20%: 4.8% — 88th highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $55,637 — 1,082nd highest of 3,009 counties (tied)

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44. Jasper County, Indiana
> Gini index: 0.377
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $154,207 — 1,275th lowest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $16,602 — 491st highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Jasper County that went to top 20%: 42.1% — 37th lowest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Share of all income in Jasper County that went to bottom 20%: 4.5% — 253rd highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $63,892 — 512th highest of 3,009 counties

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43. Yoakum County, Texas
> Gini index: 0.377
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $174,332 — 996th highest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $18,026 — 320th highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Yoakum County that went to top 20%: 43.5% — 119th lowest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Share of all income in Yoakum County that went to bottom 20%: 4.5% — 282nd highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $70,005 — 307th highest of 3,009 counties

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42. Calvert County, Maryland
> Gini index: 0.377
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $269,036 — 106th highest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $30,079 — 11th highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Calvert County that went to top 20%: 42.3% — 44th lowest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Calvert County that went to bottom 20%: 4.7% — 133rd highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $109,313 — 19th highest of 3,009 counties

41. Powhatan County, Virginia
> Gini index: 0.376
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $222,984 — 269th highest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $25,700 — 36th highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Powhatan County that went to top 20%: 42.7% — 58th lowest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Share of all income in Powhatan County that went to bottom 20%: 4.9% — 67th highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $89,090 — 79th highest of 3,009 counties

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