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
- Memphis, Tenn.-Miss.-Ark.
- Birmingham-Hoover, Ala.
- Louisville/Jefferson County, Ky.-Ind.
- San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
- Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
- Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich.
- Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tenn.
- Columbus, Ohio
- Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C.
- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla.
Source: Atlantic Cities