ECONOMIC SEGREGATION CHARTS

Economic Segregation in US Metropolitan Areas, 1970-2010

Household income inequality is increasing in the US, both nationally and within metropolitan areas. Depending on how the housing stock is distributed and how households sort into neighborhoods, metropolitan income inequality translates into unequal neighborhoods. Inequality between neighborhoods causes concentration of poverty and leads to vastly different developmental contexts for children growing up in poor, middle-class, and affluent neighborhoods. Below are charts showing the decennial percent change in household and neighborhood inequality using the Gini Coefficient, which is the most common of several measures of inequality, as the unit of measurement in 264 US metro areas from 1970 to 2010. Scroll through the list to view graphs of income inequality and neighborhood inequality in metro areas, or click on a link below to view the inequality graph for an individual metro area. The charts begin below the list of metro areas.

All US Metro Areas

Abilene, TX Great Falls, MT Provo-Orem, UT
Akron, OH Green Bay, WI Pueblo, CO
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Greensboro-High Point, NC Racine, WI
Albuquerque, NM Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC Raleigh-Cary, NC
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Gulfport-Biloxi, MS Rapid City, SD
Altoona, PA Hanford-Corcoran, CA Reading, PA
Amarillo, TX Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Reno-Sparks, NV
Ames, IA Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Richmond, VA
Anchorage, AK Holland-Grand Haven, MI Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
Anderson, IN Honolulu, HI Roanoke, VA
Ann Arbor, MI Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX Rochester, MN
Appleton, WI Huntsville, AL Rochester, NY
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Rockford, IL
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Rockingham County-Strafford County, NH
Bakersfield-Delano, CA Jackson, MI Rocky Mount, NC
Baltimore-Towson, MD Jackson, MS Rome, GA
Bangor, ME Jackson, TN Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA
Battle Creek, MI Janesville, WI Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI
Bay City, MI Johnstown, PA Salem, OR
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Kalamazoo-Portage, MI Salinas, CA
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Kansas City, MO-KS Salisbury, MD
Billings, MT Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA Salt Lake City, UT
Binghamton, NY Knoxville, TN San Angelo, TX
Birmingham-Hoover, AL Lafayette, IN San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
Bloomington, IN Lafayette, LA San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
Bloomington-Normal, IL Lake Charles, LA San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA
Boston-Quincy, MA Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL Sandusky, OH
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Lancaster, PA Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY Lansing-East Lansing, MI Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA
Burlington, NC Laredo, TX Santa Fe, NM
Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA Las Cruces, NM Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA
Camden, NJ Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Savannah, GA
Canton-Massillon, OH Lawton, OK Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA
Cedar Rapids, IA Lewiston-Auburn, ME Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA
Champaign-Urbana, IL Lima, OH Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC Lincoln, NE Sherman-Denison, TX
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Shreveport-Bossier City, LA
Chattanooga, TN-GA Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Sioux City, IA-NE-SD
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Sioux Falls, SD
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Lubbock, TX South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH Lynchburg, VA Spartanburg, SC
College Station-Bryan, TX Macon, GA Spokane, WA
Colorado Springs, CO Madera-Chowchilla, CA Springfield, IL
Columbia, MO Madison, WI Springfield, MA
Columbia, SC Manchester-Nashua, NH Springfield, OH
Columbus, GA-AL Mansfield, OH St. Joseph, MO-KS
Columbus, OH McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX St. Louis, MO-IL
Corpus Christi, TX Memphis, TN-MS-AR Steubensville-Weirton, Oh-WV
Cumberland, MD-WV Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Stockton, CA
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Midland, TX Sumter, SC
Danville, IL Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Syracuse, NY
Danville, VA Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Tacoma, WA
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island IA-IL Missoula, MT Tallahassee, FL
Dayton, OH Mobile, AL Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
Decatur, AL Modesto, CA Terre Haute, IN
Decatur, IL Monroe, LA Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Monroe, MI Toledo, OH
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Montgomery, AL Topeka, KS
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA Muncie, IN Trenton-Ewing, NJ
Detroit-Litvonia-Dearborn, MI Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI Tucson, AZ
Dubuque, IA Napa, CA Tulsa, OK
Duluth, MN-WI Nassau-Suffolk, NY Tuscaloosa, AL
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC New Haven-Milford, CT Tyler, TX
Eau Claire, WI New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA Utica-Rome, NY
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Vallejo-Fairfield, CA
El Paso, TX Newark-Union, NJ-PA Victoria, TX
Elkhart-Goshen, IN North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ
Elmira, NY Norwich-New London, CT Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
Erie, PA Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Visalia-Porterville, CA
Eugene-Springfield, OR Odessa, TX Waco, TX
Evansville, IN-KY Ogden-Clearfield, UT Warner Robins, GA
Fargo, ND-MN Oklahoma City, OK Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI
Farmington, NM Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Fayeteville, NC Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA
Flint, MI Oshkosh-Neenah, WI Wausau, WI
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Wheeling, WV-OH
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Wichita Falls, TX
Fort Smith, AR-OK Peabody, MA Wichita, KS
Fort Wayne, IN Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Peoria, IL Wilmington, NC
Fresno, CA Philadelphia, PA Winston-Salem, NC
Gadsden, AL Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ Worcester, MA
Gainesville, FL Pine Bluff, AR York-Hanover, PA
Gary, IN Pittsburgh, PA Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA
Goldsboro, NC Pittsfield, MA
Grand Junction, CO Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA

All Investigated US Metro Areas

i_metros_all

Abilene, TX

i10180

Akron, OH

 

i10420

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY

 

i10580

Albuquerque, NM

 

i10740

Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ

 

i10900

Altoona, PA

 

i11020

Amarillo, TX

 

i11100

Ames, IA

 

i11180

Anchorage, AK

 

i11260

Anderson, IN

 

i11300

Ann Arbor, MI

 

i11460

Appleton, WI

 

i11540

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

 

i12060

Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ

 

i12100

Bakersfield-Delano, CA

 

i12540

Baltimore-Towson, MD

 

i12580

Bangor, ME

 

i12620

Battle Creek, MI

 

i12980

Bay City, MI

 

i13020

Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX

 

i13140

Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD

 

i13644

Billings, MT

 

i13740

Binghamton, NY

 

i13780

Birmingham-Hoover, AL

 

i13820

Bloomington, IN

 

i14020

Bloomington-Normal, IL

 

i14060

Boston-Quincy, MA

 

i14484

Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT

 

i14860

Brownsville-Harlingen, TX

 

i15180

Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY

 

i15380

Burlington, NC

 

i15500

Cambridge-Newton-Framingham, MA

 

i15764

Camden, NJ

 

i15804

Canton-Massillon, OH

 

i15940

Cedar Rapids, IA

 

i16300

Champaign-Urbana, IL

 

i16580

Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC

 

i16700

Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC

 

i16740

Chattanooga, TN-GA

 

i16860

Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL

 

i16974

Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN

 

i17140

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH

 

i17460

College Station-Bryan, TX

 

i17780

Colorado Springs, CO

 

i17820

Columbia, MO

 

i17860

Columbia, SC

 

i17900

Columbus, GA-AL

 

i17980

Columbus, OH

 

i18140

Corpus Christi, TX

 

i18580

Cumberland, MD-WV

 

i19060

Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX

 

i19124

Danville, IL

 

i19180

Danville, VA

 

i19260

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island IA-IL

 

i19340

Dayton, OH

 

i19380

Decatur, AL

 

i19460

Decatur, IL

 

i19500

Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL

 

i19660

Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO

 

i19740

Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA

 

i19780

Detroit-Litvonia-Dearborn, MI

 

i19804

Dubuque, IA

 

i20220

Duluth, MN-WI

 

i20260

Durham-Chapel Hill, NC

 

i20500

Eau Claire, WI

 

i20740

Edison-New Brunswick, NJ

 

i20764

Elkhart-Goshen, IN

 

i21140

Elmira, NY

 

i21300

El Paso, TX

 

i21340

Erie, PA

 

i21500

Eugene-Springfield, OR

 

i21660

Evansville, IN-KY

 

i21780

Fargo, ND-MN

 

i22020

Farmington, NM

 

i22140

Fayeteville, NC

 

i22180

Flint, MI

 

i22420

Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL

 

i22520

Fort Collins-Loveland, CO

 

i22660

Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL

 

i22744

Fort Smith, AR-OK

 

i22900

Fort Wayne, IN

 

i23060

Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

 

i23104

Fresno, CA

 

i23420

Gadsden, AL

 

i23460

Gainesville, FL

 

i23540

Gary, IN

 

i23844

Goldsboro, NC

 

i24140

Grand Junction, CO

i24300

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI

 

i24340

Great Falls, MT

 

i24500

Green Bay, WI

 

i24580

Greensboro-High Point, NC

 

i24660

Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC

 

i24860

Gulfport-Biloxi, MS

 

i25060

Hanford-Corcoran, CA

 

i25260

Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA

 

i25420

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT

 

i25540

Holland-Grand Haven, MI

 

i26100

Honolulu, HI

 

i26180

Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX

 

i26420

Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH

 

i26580

Huntsville, AL

 

i26620

Indianapolis-Carmel, IN

 

i26900

Jackson, MI

 

i27100

Jackson, MS

 

i27140

Jackson, TN

 

i27180

Janesville, WI

 

i27500

Johnstown, PA

 

i27780

Kalamazoo-Portage, MI

 

i28020

Kansas City, MO-KS

 

i28140

Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA

 

i28420

Knoxville, TN

 

i28940

Lafayette, IN

 

i29140

Lafayette, LA

 

i29180

Lake Charles, LA

 

i29340

Lake County-Kenosha County, IL-WI

 

i29404

Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL

 

i29460

Lancaster, PA

 

i29540

Lansing-East Lansing, MI

 

i29620

Laredo, TX

 

i29700

Las Cruces, NM

 

i29740

Las Vegas-Paradise, NV

 

i29820

Lawton, OK

 

i30020

Lewiston-Auburn, ME

 

i30340

Lima, OH

 

i30620

Lincoln, NE

i30700

Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR

 

i30780

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA

 

i31084

Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN

 

i31140

Lubbock, TX

 

i31180

Lynchburg, VA

 

i31340

Macon, GA

 

i31420

Madera-Chowchilla, CA

 

i31460

Madison, WI

 

i31540

Manchester-Nashua, NH

 

i31700

Mansfield, OH

 

i31900

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX

 

i32580

Memphis, TN-MS-AR

 

i32820

Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL

 

i33124

Midland, TX

 

i33260

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI

 

i33340

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

 

i33460

Missoula, MT

 

i33540

Mobile, AL

 

i33660

Modesto, CA

 

i33700

Monroe, LA

 

i33740

Monroe, MI

 

i33780

Montgomery, AL

 

i33860

Muncie, IN

 

i34620

Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI

 

i34740

Napa, CA

 

i34900

Nassau-Suffolk, NY

 

i35004

Newark-Union, NJ-PA

 

i35084

New Haven-Milford, CT

 

i35300

New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA

 

i35380

New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ

 

i35644

North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL

 

i35840

Norwich-New London, CT

 

i35980

Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA

 

i36084

Odessa, TX

 

i36220

Ogden-Clearfield, UT

 

i36260

Oklahoma City, OK

 

i36420

Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA

 

i36540

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL

 

i36740

Oshkosh-Neenah, WI

 

i36780

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA

 

i37100

Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL

 

i37340

Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH

 

i37620

Peabody, MA

 

i37764

Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL

 

i37860

Peoria, IL

 

i37900

Philadelphia, PA

 

i37964

Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ

 

i38060

Pine Bluff, AR

 

i38220

Pittsburgh, PA

 

i38300

Pittsfield, MA

 

i38340

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

 

i38900

Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA

 

i39300

Provo-Orem, UT

 

i39340

Pueblo, CO

 

i39380

Racine, WI

 

i39540

Raleigh-Cary, NC

 

i39580

Rapid City, SD

 

i39660

Reading, PA

 

i39740

Reno-Sparks, NV

 

i39900

Richmond, VA

 

i40060

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA

 

i40140

Roanoke, VA

 

i40220

Rochester, MN

 

i40340

Rochester, NY

 

i40380

Rockford, IL

 

i40420

Rockingham County-Strafford County, NH

 

i40484

Rocky Mount, NC

 

i40580

Rome, GA

 

i40660

Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA

 

i40900

Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI

 

i40980

St. Joseph, MO-KS

 

i41140

St. Louis, MO-IL

 

i41180

Salem, OR

 

i41420

Salinas, CA

 

i41500

Salisbury, MD

 

i41540

Salt Lake City, UT

 

i41620

San Angelo, TX

 

i41660

San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX

 

i41700

San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA

 

i41740

Sandusky, OH

 

i41780

San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA

 

i41884

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA

 

i41940

Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA

 

i42044

Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA

 

i42060

Santa Fe, NM

 

i42140

Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA

 

i42220

Savannah, GA

 

i42340

Scranton–Wilkes-Barre, PA

 

i42540

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA

 

i42644

Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL

 

i42680

Sherman-Denison, TX

 

i43300

Shreveport-Bossier City, LA

 

i43340

Sioux City, IA-NE-SD

 

i43580

Sioux Falls, SD

 

i43620

South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI

 

i43780

Spartanburg, SC

 

i43900

Spokane, WA

 

i44060

Springfield, IL

 

i44100

Springfield, MA

 

i44140

Springfield, OH

 

i44220

Steubensville-Weirton, Oh-WV

 

i44600

Stockton, CA

 

i44700

Sumter, SC

 

i44940

Syracuse, NY

 

i45060

Tacoma, WA

 

i45104

Tallahassee, FL

 

i45220

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL

 

i45300

Terre Haute, IN

 

i45460

Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR

 

i45500

Toledo, OH

 

i45780

Topeka, KS

 

i45820

Trenton-Ewing, NJ

 

i45940

Tucson, AZ

 

i46060

Tulsa, OK

 

i46140

Tuscaloosa, AL

 

i46220

Tyler, TX

 

i46340

Utica-Rome, NY

 

i46540

Vallejo-Fairfield, CA

 

i46700

Victoria, TX

 

i47020

Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ

 

i47220

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC

 

i47260

Visalia-Porterville, CA

 

i47300

Waco, TX

 

i47380

Warner Robins, GA

 

i47580

Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI

 

i47644

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

 

i47894

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA

 

i47940

Wausau, WI

 

i48140

West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL

 

i48424

Wheeling, WV-OH

 

i48540

Wichita, KS

 

i48620

Wichita Falls, TX

 

i48660

Wilmington, DE-MD-NJ

 

i48864

Wilmington, NC

 

i48900

Winston-Salem, NC

 

i49180

Worcester, MA

 

i49340

York-Hanover, PA

 

i49620

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA

 

 

i49660