Top 10 most economically segregated metros

Neighborhood economic segregation has consistently risen over the last four decades, with the rich increasingly clustering in plush communities that are out of reach for their middle- and low-income peers.

Atlantic Cities’ Richard Florida highlights the metros in the country (with 1 million or more people) with the highest and lowest rates of economic segregation.

Large metros where the wealthy are the MOST geographically segregated

  1. Memphis, Tenn.-Miss.-Ark.
  2. Birmingham-Hoover, Ala.
  3. Louisville/Jefferson County, Ky.-Ind.
  4. San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
  5. Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
  6. Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich.
  7. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tenn.
  8. Columbus, Ohio
  9. Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.
  10. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla.

Source: Atlantic Cities


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