Income Inequality US cities 2012


Income inequity is not distributed evenly geographically. Below is a map from brookings found via the Washington Post that shows the differences. The larger circles indicate more inequality between 95th and 20th percentiles. The number is a ratio. This means that the family making 95 percentile (almost the top of earners) in income made 15.8 to 18 times as much as the family at the 20 the percentile (bottom 1/5 of earners) for largest circles.

About Matthew Mulbrandon

I really like maps, as I am a geographer, and with the help of my more artistic partner I make cool maps. My focus in work and education has been centred on urban problems particularly housing and transportation. I have built and am working on several agent-based housing models. I am also interested in developing innovative ways to combat urban congestion using buses and electric kick scooters. Also it has led me to more theoretical pursuits such as how we determine if a model or methodology is sound (epistemology). How individuals relate to their social and built environment and their resulting interactions (social theory). Cities and really all our institutions are made of people with all their issues, virtues, and dreams and cannot be discounted when examining policy or predicting behaviours.

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