Special Report

The Town with the Smallest Income Gap in Every State

Alabama: Margaret
> Gini index: 0.263 (Alabama: 0.479)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $130,525 (Alabama: $177,811)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $32,213 (Alabama: $10,538)
> Share of all income in Margaret that went to top 20%: 34.8% (Alabama: 50.9%)
> Share of all income in Margaret that went to bottom 20%: 8.6% (Alabama: 3.0%)
> Median household income: $72,200 (Alabama: $50,536)

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Alaska: Knik-Fairview
> Gini index: 0.365 (Alaska: 0.428)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $189,839 (Alaska: $230,147)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $17,760 (Alaska: $18,977)
> Share of all income in Knik-Fairview that went to top 20%: 39.9% (Alaska: 46.7%)
> Share of all income in Knik-Fairview that went to bottom 20%: 3.7% (Alaska: 3.8%)
> Median household income: $87,331 (Alaska: $77,640)

Arizona: Corona de Tucson
> Gini index: 0.285 (Arizona: 0.466)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $189,754 (Arizona: $202,970)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $40,867 (Arizona: $13,587)
> Share of all income in Corona de Tucson that went to top 20%: 36.4% (Arizona: 50.3%)
> Share of all income in Corona de Tucson that went to bottom 20%: 7.8% (Arizona: 3.4%)
> Median household income: $97,287 (Arizona: $58,945)

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Arkansas: Shannon Hills
> Gini index: 0.281 (Arkansas: 0.477)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $136,882 (Arkansas: $170,176)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $29,343 (Arkansas: $11,049)
> Share of all income in Shannon Hills that went to top 20%: 35.7% (Arkansas: 51.1%)
> Share of all income in Shannon Hills that went to bottom 20%: 7.7% (Arkansas: 3.3%)
> Median household income: $69,461 (Arkansas: $47,597)

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California: Fort Irwin
> Gini index: 0.283 (California: 0.489)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $111,004 (California: $278,638)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $25,333 (California: $15,827)
> Share of all income in Fort Irwin that went to top 20%: 36.7% (California: 52.1%)
> Share of all income in Fort Irwin that went to bottom 20%: 8.4% (California: 3.0%)
> Median household income: $54,787 (California: $75,235)

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