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Shoreline Has the 10th Worst Income Inequality Among Washington Cities, Census Shows

Of cities with more than 20,000 in population Shoreline's richest 5 percent get more than a fifth of the total income earned

Shoreline, according to U.S. Census figures, has the 10th worst income inequality of cities in the state of Washington that have more than 20,000 people, according to a Seattle P-I report based on recently released Census numbers.

The richest 5 percent of the population in Shoreline get 20.5 percent of the pay while the poorest 20 percent took home 3.2 percent of the pay.

Meanwhile, Seattle has the seventh-most income inequality among the cities. The richest 5 percent received 22.5 percent of the pay, while the poorest 20 percent received 2.8 percent of the pay

Nationally, the highest-earning 5 percent of the population rake in 22.1 percent of all income, according to the most recent results of the American Community Survey. The lowest-paid 20 percent of Americans take in about 3.3 percent of all earnings.

In Washington state, the richest 5 percent get a smaller slice – and the poorest a slighter larger slice – of the pie when compared to the national average. The Census shows Washington’s highest earning 5 percent were paid 20.1 percent of all income in the state, while the poorest 20 percent received 3.7 percent of all income

The P-I noted in its story that the smaller the community, the greater the margin of error.

For more information about the survey, including the research methods and a fact sheet, you can check out the full results at Census.gov.

Read more here for the full listings on the P-I Web site: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Income-inequality-Which-Washington-city-is-worst-4004464.php#ixzz2BzNNfxT1

John C November 12, 2012 at 08:33 PM
So, what's new?
Shoreliner November 13, 2012 at 02:02 AM
And your point is????

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