New Orleans Ranks #2 For Income Inequality In America


NEW ORLEANS — Zippia, a new website dedicated to helping recent grads with their career choices, recently released a report analyzing what metro areas have the highest and lowest income inequality. New Orleans ranked the no. 2 city with the highest income inequality.

Here's a summary of the report's findings:

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  • Atlanta ranks as the metro with the highest income inequality
  • New Orleans and Miami round out the top three
  • Florida is home to four of the top 20 metros with the highest income inequality
  • West Jordan, UT has the lowest income inequality
  • Five states – Utah, Arizona, Colorado, California, and Texas – comprise 14 of the 15 metros with the least income inequality

These are the 10 cities with the highest income inequality:

1. Atlanta, GA
2. New Orleans, LA
3. Miami, FL
4. College Station, TX
5. Providence, RI
6. Cincinnati, OH
7. Fort Lauderdale FL
8. New York, NY
9. Sandy Springs, GA
10. Tampa, FL

And here are the 10 cities with the lowest income inequality:

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1. West Jordan, UT
2. Surprise, AZ
3. Gilbert, AZ
4. West Valley City, UT
5. Thornton, CO
6. Temecula, CA
7. Pearland, TX
8. Highlands Ranch, CO
9. Lewisville, TX
10. Fontana, CA

Read the complete report here

– by Alexa Renée Harrison, associate news editor

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