The 10 Most Unequal Cities in America

Miami is the most unequal big city in the America, according to a Bloomberg ranking, after moving six spots in only one year.

Bloomberg ordered large cities – those with populations of at least 250,000 – based on the Gini coefficient. The index measures the distribution of household income using 2015 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The ratio ranges from zero, which reflects absolute equality, to one, complete inequality. Miami took the top spot in 2016 with a coefficient of .58, followed by Atlanta and New Orleans.

h/t Marvin

  • simus1

    Washington is much more “equal”.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I see that New York is number 4 on the list even though Bloomberg himself was mayor for 12 years.

    • Hard Little Machine

      Shortly before Mao Tse Bloomberg left office – he noticed that a financial report listed NYC as one of the top 10 unaffordable places to live on earth. He held a press conference and was proud of this, and claimed a personal victory because as he said ‘It means people want to live here.’

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Maybe it isn’t the inequality, but instead the thing that causes the inequality?

  • Hard Little Machine

    I don’t know anyone who’s not a millionaire who lives in Manhattan. I don’t think it’s possible.