WASHINGTON - A report by the Economic Policy Institute outlines income inequality by state.
According to the Economic Policy Institute report, between 1979 and 2007, the top 1% earned more than half (53.9%) of the total increase in U.S. income. The average income of bottom 99% grew by 18.9%. During the same period, the average income of the top 1% grew by 200.5%.
The map ranks the gap between the top 1% and bottom 99%. Click on each state to see data for each state, including average income, growth, and overall state growth. Map key: (1=Largest gap, 50= Smallest Gap)
Data from EPI. Mapped data from 1979-2007. Largest Gap
- New York