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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