Income inequality gap larger in big cities

In a study recently conducted by the Brooking’s Institute it was found that, in big cities, the rich are richer and the poor are poorer. For example, Atlanta was found to have the largest income equality gap in 2012 because residents of the city in the 95th percentile of the city’s income scale made at least $279,827, while residents in the 20th percentile of the scale made, at most, $14,850 in 2012. For Detroit, residents in the 95 percentile of the income scale made at least about $100,000; this was about 12 times the amount of residents at the 20th percentile mark. 

In this New York Times article is a scatter plot that shows income equality for several large cities, including Detroit. 

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