Special Report

US Counties With the Smallest Income Gaps

30. Henry County, Ohio
> Gini index: 0.372
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $149,831 — 1,076th lowest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $19,386 — 207th highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Henry County that went to top 20%: 42.2% — 43rd lowest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Henry County that went to bottom 20%: 5.5% — 15th highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $59,695 — 765th highest of 3,009 counties

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29. Hartley County, Texas
> Gini index: 0.372
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $154,478 — 1,285th lowest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $20,269 — 158th highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Hartley County that went to top 20%: 42.3% — 45th lowest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Share of all income in Hartley County that went to bottom 20%: 5.6% — 11th highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $58,298 — 863rd highest of 3,009 counties

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28. Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska
> Gini index: 0.372
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $198,351 — 525th highest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $21,310 — 122nd highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Kodiak Island Borough that went to top 20%: 41.8% — 22nd lowest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Kodiak Island Borough that went to bottom 20%: 4.5% — 289th highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $85,839 — 109th highest of 3,009 counties

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27. Trego County, Kansas
> Gini index: 0.372
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $145,705 — 877th lowest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $19,755 — 187th highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Trego County that went to top 20%: 42.1% — 36th lowest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Trego County that went to bottom 20%: 5.7% — 5th highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $57,966 — 893rd highest of 3,009 counties

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26. Jefferson County, Idaho
> Gini index: 0.371
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $167,755 — 1,202nd highest of 3,009 counties
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $21,352 — 120th highest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Jefferson County that went to top 20%: 42.7% — 61st lowest of 3,009 counties
> Share of all income in Jefferson County that went to bottom 20%: 5.4% — 19th highest of 3,009 counties (tied)
> Median household income: $63,048 — 566th highest of 3,009 counties

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