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The Town with the Smallest Income Gap in Every State

Massachusetts: Monument Beach
> Gini index: 0.325 (Massachusetts: 0.483)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $175,396 (Massachusetts: $284,857)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $29,354 (Massachusetts: $15,520)
> Share of all income in Monument Beach that went to top 20%: 39.0% (Massachusetts: 51.1%)
> Share of all income in Monument Beach that went to bottom 20%: 6.5% (Massachusetts: 2.8%)
> Median household income: $73,860 (Massachusetts: $81,215)

Michigan: Middleville
> Gini index: 0.311 (Michigan: 0.467)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $128,878 (Michigan: $196,731)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $22,718 (Michigan: $13,156)
> Share of all income in Middleville that went to top 20%: 38.4% (Michigan: 50.2%)
> Share of all income in Middleville that went to bottom 20%: 6.8% (Michigan: 3.4%)
> Median household income: $59,536 (Michigan: $57,144)

Minnesota: Elko New Market
> Gini index: 0.212 (Minnesota: 0.449)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $220,043 (Minnesota: $228,793)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $74,667 (Minnesota: $17,300)
> Share of all income in Elko New Market that went to top 20%: 32.5% (Minnesota: 48.7%)
> Share of all income in Elko New Market that went to bottom 20%: 11.0% (Minnesota: 3.7%)
> Median household income: $123,294 (Minnesota: $71,306)

Mississippi: Byram
> Gini index: 0.337 (Mississippi: 0.481)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $140,993 (Mississippi: $160,084)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $20,317 (Mississippi: $9,367)
> Share of all income in Byram that went to top 20%: 39.3% (Mississippi: 51.0%)
> Share of all income in Byram that went to bottom 20%: 5.7% (Mississippi: 3.0%)
> Median household income: $66,641 (Mississippi: $45,081)

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Missouri: Barnhart
> Gini index: 0.279 (Missouri: 0.464)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $163,731 (Missouri: $190,290)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $36,442 (Missouri: $13,281)
> Share of all income in Barnhart that went to top 20%: 36.5% (Missouri: 50.0%)
> Share of all income in Barnhart that went to bottom 20%: 8.1% (Missouri: 3.5%)
> Median household income: $81,922 (Missouri: $55,461)

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