Counties with the highest top-to-bottom income ratio

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On Aug 7, 2018
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Counties with the highest top-to-bottom income ratio

A report from the Economic Policy Institute ranks 3,061 counties based on those that have the highest income inequality ratios. The list below shows the top 10.

1

Teton, WY (County seat: Jackson)

Average income of top 1%: $22,508,018
Average income of bottom 99%: $158,290
Top-to-bottom ratio: 142.2

2

New York, NY (County seat: New York City)

Average income of top 1%: $8,983,154
Average income of bottom 99%: $79,528
Top-to-bottom ratio: 113.0

3

La Salle, TX (County seat: Cotulla)

Average income of top 1%: $4,309,034
Average income of bottom 99%: $46,763
Top-to-bottom ratio: 92.1

4

Collier, FL (County seat: Naples)

Average income of top 1%: $5,590,120
Average income of bottom 99%: $62,053
Top-to-bottom ratio: 90.1

5

Monroe, FL (County seat: Key West)

Average income of top 1%: $4,741,192
Average income of bottom 99%: $58,295
Top-to-bottom ratio: 81.3

6

Palm Beach, FL (County seat: West Palm Beach)

Average income of top 1%: $3,711,619
Average income of bottom 99%: $47,665
Top-to-bottom ratio: 77.9

7

Pitkin, CO (County seat: Aspen)

Average income of top 1%: $6,620,969
Average income of bottom 99%: $91,714
Top-to-bottom ratio: 72.2

8

San Miguel, CO (County seat: Telluride)

Average income of top 1%: $4,515,363
Average income of bottom 99%: $65,281
Top-to-bottom ratio: 69.2

9

Walton, FL (County seat: De Funiak Springs)

Average income of top 1%: $2,957,140
Average income of bottom 99%: $43,174
Top-to-bottom ratio: 68.5

10

Indian River, FL (County seat: Vero Beach)

Average income of top 1%: $2,921,375
Average income of bottom 99%: $43,473
Top-to-bottom ratio: 67.2