Income Inequality

Maps showing the concentration of medical facilities in Houston, shows a greater density in higher-income areas.
Feb 1, 2016   The Houston Chronicle
A Harvard study has found that those making $45,000 per year are struggling to meet the increasing cost of rent in cities across the country.
Jan 4, 2016   NBC News
The Washington Post Editorial Board calls for reform of the mortgage interest tax deduction.
Dec 9, 2015   The Washington Post
In the United States, urban wealth and poverty are often quite segregated. But they can also be next-door neighbors. This article looks at cities with the highest and lowest levels of income inequality.
Dec 7, 2015   Atlanta Business Chronicle
Brooklyn-based artist Ekene Ijeoma newest piece shows what parts of New York City are affordable to different people across the spectrum of salaries in the form of crystalline islands called "wage islands."
Nov 17, 2015   Doggerel
In Canadian cities, rising income inequality has been reflected in neighborhood polarization. The experience of Hamilton, Ontario, has been typical. Here, inner-city decline is now giving way to gentrification, displacing poverty to the suburbs.
Nov 4, 2015   Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership
Joe Cortright criticizes reports linking high median new home sizes to a renewed demand for McMansions. The market for single-family homes, he argues, locks out buyers of modest means. Only the well-off are buying.
Aug 21, 2015   City Observatory City Commentary
While the vast majority of cities saw an increase—or no decrease—in neighborhood inequality since 1990, nearly 30 regions became more equal. But paper equality can be problematic when the rich simply up and left town.
Aug 1, 2015   Urban Institute
An analysis and accompanying interactive map from the Urban Institute show where the nation's richest and poorest tend to live. The map tells a tale of deeply ingrained wealth segregation.
Jul 28, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Many places are statistically diverse, but their inhabits can be worlds apart. A local perspective (and finer data) is needed to fully appreciate how different races and classes inhabit a neighborhood.
Jun 22, 2015   Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
While bikeshare garners a lot of attention from the white and wealthy, it is a less obvious choice for low-income communities. Difficulties include weather, time constraints, and overall demand for non-auto modes.
May 19, 2015   Vox