Special Report

The Zip Code With the Smallest Income Gap in Every State

Kansas: 66218
> Location: Shawnee
> Gini index: 0.309 (Kansas: 0.456)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $291,713 (Kansas: $197,458)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $57,485 (Kansas: $14,449)
> Share of all income in 66218 that went to top 20%: 39.2% (Kansas: 49.4%)
> Share of all income in 66218 that went to bottom 20%: 7.7% (Kansas: 3.6%)
> Median household income: $129,973 (Kansas: $59,597)

Source: Courtesy of The City of Independence, Kentucky via Facebook

Kentucky: 41051
> Location: Independence
> Gini index: 0.318 (Kentucky: 0.479)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $168,173 (Kentucky: $178,883)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $26,542 (Kentucky: $10,912)
> Share of all income in 41051 that went to top 20%: 37.6% (Kentucky: 51.0%)
> Share of all income in 41051 that went to bottom 20%: 5.9% (Kentucky: 3.1%)
> Median household income: $83,537 (Kentucky: $50,589)

Source: Airman Kevin Sommer Giron / U.S. Air Force

Louisiana: 71459
> Location: Fort Polk South
> Gini index: 0.354 (Louisiana: 0.495)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $109,600 (Louisiana: $185,481)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $15,952 (Louisiana: $9,757)
> Share of all income in 71459 that went to top 20%: 40.8% (Louisiana: 52.3%)
> Share of all income in 71459 that went to bottom 20%: 5.9% (Louisiana: 2.8%)
> Median household income: $46,530 (Louisiana: $49,469)

Maine: 04076
> Location: Shapleigh
> Gini index: 0.279 (Maine: 0.451)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $124,028 (Maine: $185,447)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $24,455 (Maine: $13,702)
> Share of all income in 04076 that went to top 20%: 34.2% (Maine: 48.7%)
> Share of all income in 04076 that went to bottom 20%: 6.7% (Maine: 3.6%)
> Median household income: $72,955 (Maine: $57,918)

Maryland: 20764
> Location: Shady Side
> Gini index: 0.293 (Maryland: 0.454)
> Avg. household income, top 20%: $194,767 (Maryland: $272,042)
> Avg. household income, bottom 20%: $37,929 (Maryland: $18,854)
> Share of all income in 20764 that went to top 20%: 36.8% (Maryland: 48.8%)
> Share of all income in 20764 that went to bottom 20%: 7.2% (Maryland: 3.4%)
> Median household income: $100,491 (Maryland: $84,805)