Proportion of Families Living in Affluent and Poor Neighborhoods See Dramatic Increase


The proportion of families living in either affluent or poor neighborhoods changed substantially between 1970 and 2007. As the graph shows, middle class urban neighborhoods significantly declined in the past 40 years.


Growth in the Residential Segregation of Families by Income, 1970-2009 (PDF)

Middle-Class Areas Shrink as Income Gap Grows, Study Finds (New York Times)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: