INTERACTIVE: Income Inequality by State

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/28 2014 02:01PM

Updated 03/28 2014 02:11PM

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
  1. Connecticut
  2. New York
  3. Florida
  4. Massachusetts
  5. Nevada
Smallest Gap
  1. Hawaii
  2. Alaska
  3. Iowa
  4. Maine
  5. Mississippi

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