Compare & contrast states

Explore how income inequality, median income and poverty have evolved — nationally, or in states you select

Click on 'choose a state or category' below to expand a drop-down menu. It includes four main categories of socioeconomic well-being into which we sorted all 50 states and the District of Columbia. You can also select individual states, or groups of states, by clicking on both the map and the graph. To see things evolve over time, click Play.


(Gini Index)
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