Striking maps reveal the huge wealth gap between American cities and the rest of the country

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Source:  MSN Money

In the United States, your location is tied to how much money you can earn. Wealth is increasingly
concentrating in urban centers like San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and New York.
A new interactive map — which plots average incomes in counties across the U.S. — highlights this
modern reality.
Developed by the mapping-software company Esri, the tool indicates these income brackets with four
different colors. The blue dots represent areas where the typical household makes at least $100,000
per year; purple is $50,000 to $100,000; pink is $25,000 to $50,000; and red is less than $25,000.
Larger circles mean more households with a particular salary range.
Click through the slideshow to see how the project explores patterns of wealth and poverty within
American cities and the country as a whole.

 

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