Atlanta among most financially segregated cities

11:39 AM, Aug 6, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Atlanta is one of the most income-segregated large metros in America, especially in terms of upper-income households.

The Pew Research Center's analysis of census tract and household income data shows 16 percent of metro Atlanta's upper-income households reside in a majority upper-income tract.

That ranks the area No. 6 out of the top 10 metros in the United States.

Additionally, 26 percent of metro Atlanta's lower-income households reside in a majority lower-income tract, the report found. That puts Atlanta at No. 10 in the nation.

Nationwide, the share of lower-income households in majority low-income tracts has increased from 23 percent in 1980 to 28 percent in 2010. The share of upper-income households living mainly among themselves has increased from 9 percent in 1980 to 18 percent in 2010.

(Atlanta Business Chronicle)

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