Gini coefficient as a measure for household income distribution inequality for U.S. states in 2016

Gap between rich and poor, by state in the U.S. 2016 This statistics shows the states in the United States by their gap between rich and poor as of 2016 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 0.51.
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Gini Coeffecient
District of Columbia0.54
New York0.51
Louisiana0.5
California0.5
Florida0.49
Connecticut0.49
Alabama0.48
Georgia0.48
Illinois0.48
Kentucky0.48
Massachusetts0.48
Mississippi0.48
New Jersey0.48
New Mexico0.48
North Carolina0.48
Rhode Island0.48
Tennessee0.48
Texas0.48
Arkansas0.47
Michigan0.47
Arizona0.47
Montana0.47
Ohio0.47
Pennsylvania0.47
South Carolina0.47
Virginia0.47
West Virginia0.47
Missouri0.46
Nevada0.46
Oklahoma0.46
Oregon0.46
Washington0.46
Colorado0.46
North Dakota0.45
South Dakota0.45
Kansas0.45
Maryland0.45
Maine0.45
Minnesota0.45
Indiana0.45
Idaho0.45
Nebraska0.45
Vermont0.45
Delaware0.45
Iowa0.45
Wisconsin0.45
Hawaii0.44
Wyoming0.44
New Hampshire0.43
Utah0.43
Alaska0.41
Gini Coeffecient
District of Columbia0.54
New York0.51
Louisiana0.5
California0.5
Florida0.49
Connecticut0.49
Alabama0.48
Georgia0.48
Illinois0.48
Kentucky0.48
Massachusetts0.48
Mississippi0.48
New Jersey0.48
New Mexico0.48
North Carolina0.48
Rhode Island0.48
Tennessee0.48
Texas0.48
Arkansas0.47
Michigan0.47
Arizona0.47
Montana0.47
Ohio0.47
Pennsylvania0.47
South Carolina0.47
Virginia0.47
West Virginia0.47
Missouri0.46
Nevada0.46
Oklahoma0.46
Oregon0.46
Washington0.46
Colorado0.46
North Dakota0.45
South Dakota0.45
Kansas0.45
Maryland0.45
Maine0.45
Minnesota0.45
Indiana0.45
Idaho0.45
Nebraska0.45
Vermont0.45
Delaware0.45
Iowa0.45
Wisconsin0.45
Hawaii0.44
Wyoming0.44
New Hampshire0.43
Utah0.43
Alaska0.41
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This statistics shows the states in the United States by their gap between rich and poor as of 2016 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 0.51.
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Release date
September 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Supplementary notes
The Gini coefficient is calculated by looking at average income rates. A score of zero would reflect perfect income equality and a score of 1 indicates a society where one person would have all the money and all other people have nothing.

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