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The Rise of Economic Segregation

Increasing income inequality is changing the patterns of where Americans live, according to a new report.
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Pew Research Center

Income inequality has been on the rise in America for several decades now (for complicated reasons that we’ll let Richard Florida explain), and the trend has been starker in some regions of the country, and in some cities, relative to others. Now, however, we are also beginning to see – all the way down to the neighborhood level – that America’s growing gap between the rich and poor is also affecting where (and with whom) we live.

A new report from the Pew Research Center documents that it’s not just income inequality that’s increasing. Residential segregation by income is, too.