Special Report

US Counties With the Smallest Income Gaps

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35. Box Elder County, Utah
> Gini index: 0.375
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $160,726 — 1,466th highest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $19,968 — 175th highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Box Elder County that went to top 20%: 42.8% — 70th lowest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Share of all income in Box Elder County that went to bottom 20%: 5.3% — 25th highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $62,233 — 612th highest of 3,009 counties

34. Lincoln County, Nevada
> Gini index: 0.375
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $142,747 — 750th lowest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $17,437 — 386th highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Lincoln County that went to top 20%: 43.0% — 85th lowest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Share of all income in Lincoln County that went to bottom 20%: 5.3% — 29th highest of 3,009 counties
> Median household income: $58,462 — 850th highest of 3,009 counties

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33. New Kent County, Virginia
> Gini index: 0.373
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $211,558 — 380th highest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $23,733 — 72nd highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in New Kent County that went to top 20%: 41.8% — 21st lowest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in New Kent County that went to bottom 20%: 4.7% — 160th highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $87,904 — 88th highest of 3,009 counties

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32. Hamilton County, Nebraska
> Gini index: 0.373
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $165,872 — 1,263rd highest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $20,751 — 140th highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Hamilton County that went to top 20%: 42.3% — 45th lowest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Share of all income in Hamilton County that went to bottom 20%: 5.3% — 28th highest of 3,009 counties
> Median household income: $64,210 — 493rd highest of 3,009 counties

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31. Juab County, Utah
> Gini index: 0.372
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $155,909 — 1,358th lowest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $19,680 — 192nd highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Juab County that went to top 20%: 42.5% — 51st lowest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Juab County that went to bottom 20%: 5.4% — 22nd highest of 3,009 counties
> Median household income: $61,463 — 640th highest of 3,009 counties

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