Top 10 cities for smallest income inequality gap

Published: Thursday, March 13 2014 1:52 p.m. MDT

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Income Ratio: 6.67
Total Population: 108,390
Median Household Income: $65,936

Utah’s fourth-largest city grew at a rate of 52.8 percent between 2000 and 2010 when the national average was 9.7 percent. Despite its rapid growth, the city named after the River Jordan in Israel has the best income equality in the country.
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RBB
Sandy, UT

I would rather live in West Jordan than West Valley not because it is slightly more equal, but because the medium income is nearly $20,000 higher. That being said I would rather live in a city with greater inequality if the median income was much higher. I am more concerned about my family's standard of living than I've am stressed that someone out they may be getting rich. Unfortunately, there are some who would rather have everyone make the same even if that means that the standard of living is reduced for the majority of people.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

So let me see, you take some bedroom communities where everyone lives in a similar sized house and all of sudden you have income equality. This would be more relevant if they merely looked at metro areas. I would be curious to see how Salt Lake compared to NYC or Chicago or Phoenix etc.

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