# Gap between rich and poor, by state in the U.S. 2017

## Gini coefficient as a measure for household income distribution inequality for U.S. states in 2017

This statistics shows the states in the United States by their gap between rich and poor as of 2017 as calculated using the Gini coefficient. New York was the state with the greatest gap between rich and poor with a Gini coefficient score of 0.52. Although not a state, District of Columbia had the highest Gini coefficient in the United States that year.

## Gini coefficient as a measure for household income distribution inequality for U.S. states in 2017

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Gini Coeffecient | |
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District of Columbia | 0.53 |

New York | 0.52 |

Massachusetts | 0.49 |

Florida | 0.49 |

Louisiana | 0.49 |

Connecticut | 0.49 |

California | 0.49 |

Alabama | 0.48 |

Tennessee | 0.48 |

Texas | 0.48 |

South Carolina | 0.48 |

New Mexico | 0.48 |

Pennsylvania | 0.48 |

New Jersey | 0.48 |

Georgia | 0.48 |

Mississippi | 0.48 |

Delaware | 0.48 |

North Carolina | 0.48 |

Illinois | 0.48 |

Kentucky | 0.48 |

Michigan | 0.47 |

West Virginia | 0.47 |

Virginia | 0.47 |

Rhode Island | 0.47 |

Arizona | 0.47 |

Arkansas | 0.47 |

Oklahoma | 0.47 |

Oregon | 0.46 |

Nevada | 0.46 |

Ohio | 0.46 |

Washington | 0.46 |

Colorado | 0.46 |

Missouri | 0.46 |

Maryland | 0.45 |

Minnesota | 0.45 |

Kansas | 0.45 |

Indiana | 0.45 |

Maine | 0.45 |

Idaho | 0.45 |

Hawaii | 0.45 |

Montana | 0.45 |

Wisconsin | 0.45 |

North Dakota | 0.45 |

Vermont | 0.45 |

South Dakota | 0.45 |

New Hampshire | 0.44 |

Iowa | 0.44 |

Nebraska | 0.44 |

Wyoming | 0.43 |

Utah | 0.42 |

Alaska | 0.42 |

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