Thursday, April 05, 2012

What income inequality looks like

I don’t have a good ranking of 2010 data, but according to 2000 census numbers, Orange County, CA was in the top two percent of richest counties in America by median household income (61st out 3145).

Its median household income was comparable to that of the affluent Westchester County, NY and was nearly 50 percent higher than the national average.

It also had the 3rd highest concentration inAmerica of households earning over $200,000 a year.

Yet in 2011, nearly 46 percent or Orange County students came from households poor enough to qualify for free or reduced price lunches.

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