Rich, Poor Americans More Likely to Live in Separate Neighborhoods

A gated community (Courtesy of BET)
A gated community (Courtesy of BET)

[BET]

Income inequality in the United States has increasingly led to a larger number of people gravitating to neighborhoods with residents who are of a similar economic level, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center.

The report stated that residential segregation by income increased during the past three decades across the United States and in 27 of the nation’s 30 largest major metropolitan areas.

The findings reflect not only an increased level of segregation by income, but also by race.

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