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Income Inequality -- Gini Index
Year: 2010; Ordered: by value; Region: 100 Largest MSAs

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Scale Range: 39.3 – 53.9

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1: Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 53.9 Barchart image
2: New York-Newark-Edison, NY-NJ-PA 50.1 Barchart image
3: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, FL 50.0 Barchart image
4: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 48.3 Barchart image
5: McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr, TX 48.3 Barchart image
6: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 48.3 Barchart image
7: El Paso, TX 47.4 Barchart image
8: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 47.3 Barchart image
9: Birmingham-Hoover, AL 47.2 Barchart image
10: Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX 47.2 Barchart image
11: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 47.2 Barchart image
12: New Haven-Milford, CT 47.1 Barchart image
13: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 47.1 Barchart image
14: Jackson, MS 47.0 Barchart image
15: Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 46.7 Barchart image
16: Greenville, SC 46.7 Barchart image
17: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 46.7 Barchart image
18: Pittsburgh, PA 46.5 Barchart image
19: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 46.4 Barchart image
20: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 46.4 Barchart image
21: Memphis, TN-MS-AR 46.3 Barchart image
22: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 46.3 Barchart image
23: Toledo, OH 46.2 Barchart image
24: Fresno, CA 46.2 Barchart image
25: Baton Rouge, LA 46.2 Barchart image
26: Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 46.1 Barchart image
27: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 46.1 Barchart image
28: Greensboro-High Point, NC 46.1 Barchart image
29: Austin-Round Rock, TX 46.1 Barchart image
30: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 46.1 Barchart image
31: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 46.0 Barchart image
32: Jacksonville, FL 46.0 Barchart image
33: Oklahoma City, OK 46.0 Barchart image
34: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 45.9 Barchart image
35: Indianapolis, IN 45.9 Barchart image
36: Tulsa, OK 45.9 Barchart image
37: Knoxville, TN 45.9 Barchart image
38: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 45.9 Barchart image
39: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 45.8 Barchart image
40: Modesto, CA 45.8 Barchart image
41: Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 45.8 Barchart image
42: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 45.8 Barchart image
43: Syracuse, NY 45.7 Barchart image
44: Charleston-North Charleston, SC 45.7 Barchart image
45: Tucson, AZ 45.6 Barchart image
46: Albuquerque, NM 45.6 Barchart image
47: Denver-Aurora, CO 45.6 Barchart image
48: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 45.5 Barchart image
49: Columbus, OH 45.5 Barchart image
50: Chattanooga, TN-GA 45.5 Barchart image
51: Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 45.4 Barchart image
52: Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 45.4 Barchart image
53: St. Louis, MO-IL 45.4 Barchart image
54: Orlando, FL 45.3 Barchart image
55: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 45.2 Barchart image
56: Columbia, SC 45.2 Barchart image
57: Springfield, MA 45.2 Barchart image
58: San Antonio, TX 45.1 Barchart image
59: Louisville, KY-IN 45.1 Barchart image
60: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 45.1 Barchart image
61: Bakersfield, CA 45.0 Barchart image
62: Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR 45.0 Barchart image
63: Rochester, NY 44.9 Barchart image
64: Akron, OH 44.8 Barchart image
65: Baltimore-Towson, MD 44.6 Barchart image
66: Richmond, VA 44.6 Barchart image
67: Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Tonawanda, NY 44.5 Barchart image
68: Boise City-Nampa, ID 44.4 Barchart image
69: Wichita, KS 44.2 Barchart image
70: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 44.1 Barchart image
71: Raleigh-Cary, NC 44.1 Barchart image
72: Dayton, OH 44.1 Barchart image
73: Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 44.1 Barchart image
74: Kansas City, MO-KS 44.1 Barchart image
75: Worcester, MA 44.0 Barchart image
76: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 44.0 Barchart image
77: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 43.9 Barchart image
78: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 43.9 Barchart image
79: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 43.9 Barchart image
80: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 43.9 Barchart image
81: Colorado Springs, CO 43.8 Barchart image
82: Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 43.8 Barchart image
83: Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 43.7 Barchart image
84: Stockton, CA 43.6 Barchart image
85: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 43.4 Barchart image
86: Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 43.4 Barchart image
87: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 43.4 Barchart image
88: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 43.4 Barchart image
89: Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 43.1 Barchart image
90: Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 42.9 Barchart image
91: Madison, WI 42.8 Barchart image
92: Salt Lake City, UT 42.7 Barchart image
93: Lancaster, PA 42.4 Barchart image
94: Honolulu, HI 42.2 Barchart image
95: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 42.0 Barchart image
96: Provo-Orem, UT 41.9 Barchart image
97: Des Moines, IA 41.8 Barchart image
98: Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 41.7 Barchart image
99: Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 41.6 Barchart image
100: Ogden-Clearfield, UT 39.3 Barchart image

Definition: The Gini Index is a measure of income inequality, ranging from 0 (complete equality) to 100 (complete inequality). Higher values indicate that the metro area is more unequal in terms of how income is distributed among households. Lower values mean that income is more equally distributed.

Notes: Estimates of the Gini Index are based on a sample and are therefore subject to sampling error.  To see the lower and upper bounds of the 90% confidence interval for these estimates, click on the link below.  We can be 90% certain that the true value of the Gini Index lies between these lower and upper bounds. 

Source: 2010 American Community Survey.

Confidence Intervals: Income Inequality -- Gini Index