Atlanta Among Most Income-Segregated Cities in U.S.
An analysis by the Pew Research Center shows that Atlanta is No. 6 for upper-income households living among themselves.
According to an analysis by the Pew Research Center, Atlanta is one of the most income-segregated large metropolitan cities in America, especially when it comes to upper-income households.
An article by the Atlanta Business Chronicle said that the analysis of census tract and household income data shows 16 percent of metro Atlanta’s upper-income households reside in a majority upper-income tract — ranking the area No. 6 out of the top 10 metros in the United States.
Twenty-six percent of metro Atlanta’s lower-income households reside in a majority lower-income tract, the report stated — putting Atlanta at No. 10 in the nation in that regard.
Upper-income households living mainly among themselves increased from 9 percent in 1980 to 18 percent in 2010.
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