The Widening Income Gap in American Cities (1970 – 2015)

Since 1970, household incomes in American cities have seen a dramatic shift away from the middle toward the extremes.

To see how the distribution of incomes has changed, select a city from the list and toggle between 1970 and 2015. Each city is divided up into small regions (Census tracts). The height and color of each region corresonds to its median household income, adjusted for inflation.

New York City

New York City income polarization

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San Francisco

San Francisco income polarization

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