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Where are incomes most unequal? The South
Income inequality is greatest in Southern counties.
March 9th, 2012
10:11 AM ET

Where are incomes most unequal? The South

By Tami Luhby, CNNMoney

(CNN) - When you think of income inequality, don't picture a luxury condo in Manhattan or a Beverly Hills mansion. Instead, imagine a Southern plantation.

The South had the highest share of counties with the greatest income inequality, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Some 32% of Southern counties ranked in the top fifth in terms of inequality, versus 12% in the Northeast and West each.

The Midwest, meanwhile, has the lowest level in income inequality, with only 8% of counties ranking in the top fifth. It also has the largest share of counties with the lowest inequality.

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  1. JOSE0311USMC

    WHY ARE THE TAXES IN THE SOUTH SO CHEAP COMPARE TO THE NORTH ?? THAT CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE .....HOMES-LAND ARE DIRT CHEAP IN THE SOUTH...DUH. IN THE NORTH YOU GO BROKE PAYING TAXES..

    March 10, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. tamara reina

    Well have I left the farm in the south .Ok that's why I have not gotten paid ,yet

    March 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. hamsta

    Just more propoganda from obama and company.what he really wants is communism.under communism everyone is poor and only the government is rich.

    March 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. whosurdaddy

    So lets turn the south into equaly poor socialist stats like the north asap. vote obama 2012!

    March 9, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |