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.
Income Ratio: 7.19
Total Population: 124,131
Median Household Income: $60,972
This healthy economic suburb of Denver grew at a rate of 44 percent between 2000 and 2010. Thornton is the sixth-most populous city in Colorado and is within a 45 mile radius of nine major universities.
Income Ratio: 7.30
Total Population: 121,276
Median Household Income: $59,553
Although Surprise is only the second-fastest growing city in Arizona, it grew by an astounding 281 percent between 2000 and 2010. In 1938, the city was founded by Flora Mae Statler. She claimed she named it Surprise as she "would be surprised if the town ever amounted to much.” I guess she was wrong as it is the third-most income equal city in the United States.
Income Ratio: 7.79
Total Population: 132,431
Median Household Income: $48,518
This suburb of Salt Lake City is Utah’s second-largest city that boasts 4,500 businesses and 25 schools. West Valley City is home to the Maverik Center, the Utah Grizzlies hockey team and the USANA Amphitheater.
Income Ratio: 7.96
Total Population: 128,171
Median Household Income: $111,687
This suburb of Dallas has grown 247 percent in the past decade. Its high median household income and its rapid growth in population is a sign of a great economy and job market.
Income Ratio: 8.05
Total Population: 103,735
Median Household Income: $88,598
Centennial is the second Colorado city in the top 10. It was incorporated in 2001 and was rated one of the safest cities in America in 2009.
Income Ratio: 8.27
Total Population: 128,737
Median Household Income: $64,907
This city located between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale is the most economically equal in the state of Florida.The city’s official motto is “Beauty and Progress.” It seems they are living up to that.
Income Ratio: 8.30
Total Population: 105,213
Median Household Income: $81,868
This who have visited the California’s south coast wine region know of Temecula as a major tourist destination. Partly due to its tourism industry it is a great place to live, boasting a high median household income and relatively low income ratio.
Income Ratio: 8.31
Total Population: 221,136
Median Household Income: $79,916
Gilbert is the largest incorporated town in the United States and experienced a 4,000 percent growth in population between 1980 and 2012. While larger cities are usually home to greater income inequality, Gilbert is break that trend.
Income Ratio: 8.43
Total Population: 106,809
Median Household Income: $66,306
Rounding out the top 10 is the second California city in the Riverside Valley. The population jumped 133.7 percent between 2000 and 2010. Murrieta is mainly classified as a commuter town, many of the residents commuting to jobs in other counties.