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.
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