2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Economic Class Diversity – WalletHub Study

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With the richest 1 percent of Americans capturing 95 percent of post-recession income growth, widening the wealth gap to 1920s levels, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s Cities with the Most & Least Economic Class Diversity.

To recognize the cities that demonstrate a healthy society by harboring a diversity of residents from all economic classes, WalletHub analyzed 350 of the most populated U.S. cities.

Cities with the Most Economic Class Diversity Cities with the Least Economic Class Diversity
1 Carrollton, TX 341 Cleveland, OH
2 Orange, CA 342 Pueblo, CO
3 San Mateo, CA 343 Spring Hill, FL
4 Costa Mesa, CA 344 Erie, PA
5 San Jose, CA 345 Akron, OH
6 Aurora, IL 346 Dayton, OH
7 Daly, CA 347 Evansville, IN
8 Carson, CA 348 Detroit, MI
9 Germantown, MD 349 Toledo, OH
10 Santa Clarita, CA 350 Flint, MI

Key Stats

  • The income diversity is three times higher in Anchorage, Alaska, than in Flint, Mich.
  • Flint, Mich., has the highest concentration of households with annual incomes of $34,999 or less, at 64.5 percent.
  • Port St. Lucie, Fla., has the highest concentration of households with annual incomes between $35,000 and $49,999, at 18.8 percent.
  • The Woodlands, Texas, has the highest concentration of households with annual incomes of $150,000 or more, at 34.4 percent.
  • Cambridge, Mass., has the highest concentration of people with a bachelor’s degree or higher, at 74.0 percent.

For the full report and to see where your city ranks, please visit:
http://wallethub.com/edu/cities-with-the-most-least-economic-class-diversity/10321/

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