Posts Tagged ‘income’

Where Is The Wealth In Miami-Dade County?

March 27, 2015

When it comes to wealth and Miami-Dade County, it’s all about the coast. The greatest density of wealth is found in Miami along all the coastal areas, with the following exceptions: the area due North of Edgewater (5) up to Aventura (30) and Sunny Isles Beach (28), as well as the area South of Palmetto Bay (81).

Map-Miami vQL4

Miami Census Data— Source: ACS

— Compiled by: Staff at Webster Pacific

Western Middle Classes Have Stagnating Incomes Compared to Emerging Markets

January 5, 2015

This chart shows the growth of real income growth (y axis) against percentile of global income distribution. While the middle classes of emerging markets have seen enormous gains in the past generation, Western middle class incomes, including the US, have significantly stagnated in comparison.

–from the New York Times

Cost of Living Compared to Median Income Across the United States

May 22, 2014

The relative buying power of a dollar varies greatly across the United States, and this interactive chart shows the difference between the median income and the cost of living.

–from NPR

American Middle Class Now Poorer than Canadian Counterparts

April 23, 2014

US Middle Income

The Canadian median per capita income is up nearly 20% since 2000 and has recently passed the US. However, the US still has the second highest and is expected to remain so for some time.

–from The New York Times

Divergent Income Growth for 99% and 1%

November 20, 2013


This chart shows the decline of wage growth for most Americans, which really fell compared to the richest Americans beginning in 1998. Growth flattened starting in the 1960’s when large numbers of women starting working.


Proportion of Americans Living in Middle-Income Neighborhoods Decreasing

November 14, 2013

The proportion of people living in middle income neighborhoods is down from 65% in 1970 to 42%, a substantial decline and evidence of the stratification of American society.

–from Mother Jones

American Marriage Inequality on the Rise

October 3, 2013


Contemporary marriage habits are beginning to codify inequality as more wealthy and educated people are getting married, both working, and raising children who then go on to replicate the same behavior. A married couple with two working spouses has a much higher family income compared to one spouse working, or single parents working. Since second-wave feminism took off beginning in the 1960’s, families with men and women working have gained significantly on single-supporter families, and have suppressed wages for other family-work models.

–from The Atlantic 

US Median Income Below 1989 Level

September 17, 2013

The median income for an American family was down to $51,017 in 2012. This median is lower than 1989, when the median income was $51,681.

–from The Washington Post, data from the Census Bureau

American Inequality Higher than Before the Great Depression

September 10, 2013


Inequality for Americans is at an all-time high. Between 2009 and 2012, incomes for the top 1% grew by 31.4%, but only grew by .4% for the other 99%.

–from UC Berkeley

A Larger Urban Middle Class Increases Chances of Escaping Poverty

September 5, 2013

The likelihood of a bottom-income-quartile American increasing their income by age 30 is highly correlated to the number of middle class people in their local metro area.

–from The Atlantic Cities