The States With The Widest Gap Between Rich And Poor

While some income inequality is generally considered necessary in a free market economy, extreme inequality is not. In the United States, there are far more poor people than wealthy ones -- and the gap between the rich and poor is growing.

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    These are the states with the widest gaps between the rich and poor. 1. New York > Gini coefficient: 0.511 > Median household income: $58,878 (16th highest) > Households earning $200,000+: 7.6% (7th highest) > Poverty rate: 15.9% (19th highest) Income is distributed less evenly in New York than in any other state.
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