Special Report

The Town with the Smallest Income Gap in Every State

Hawaii: Iroquois Point
> Gini index: 0.272 (Hawaii: 0.441)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $171,101 (Hawaii: $247,294)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $40,019 (Hawaii: $17,890)
> Share of all income in Iroquois Point that went to top 20%: 35.2% (Hawaii: 47.7%)
> Share of all income in Iroquois Point that went to bottom 20%: 8.2% (Hawaii: 3.5%)
> Median household income: $91,250 (Hawaii: $81,275)

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Idaho: Rathdrum
> Gini index: 0.325 (Idaho: 0.446)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $128,377 (Idaho: $178,921)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $22,409 (Idaho: $13,921)
> Share of all income in Rathdrum that went to top 20%: 39.0% (Idaho: 48.5%)
> Share of all income in Rathdrum that went to bottom 20%: 6.8% (Idaho: 3.8%)
> Median household income: $57,269 (Idaho: $55,785)

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Illinois: Long Lake
> Gini index: 0.286 (Illinois: 0.482)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $156,085 (Illinois: $237,616)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $32,608 (Illinois: $14,052)
> Share of all income in Long Lake that went to top 20%: 34.5% (Illinois: 51.4%)
> Share of all income in Long Lake that went to bottom 20%: 7.2% (Illinois: 3.0%)
> Median household income: $87,895 (Illinois: $65,886)

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Indiana: Hidden Valley
> Gini index: 0.292 (Indiana: 0.453)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $191,329 (Indiana: $183,445)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $37,923 (Indiana: $13,570)
> Share of all income in Hidden Valley that went to top 20%: 35.7% (Indiana: 48.9%)
> Share of all income in Hidden Valley that went to bottom 20%: 7.1% (Indiana: 3.6%)
> Median household income: $107,000 (Indiana: $56,303)

Iowa: Bondurant
> Gini index: 0.258 (Iowa: 0.442)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $162,479 (Iowa: $187,874)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $37,441 (Iowa: $14,836)
> Share of all income in Bondurant that went to top 20%: 33.5% (Iowa: 47.9%)
> Share of all income in Bondurant that went to bottom 20%: 7.7% (Iowa: 3.8%)
> Median household income: $97,786 (Iowa: $60,523)

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