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20 Dec 2013

Richmond ranks high in income inequality

Richmond has one the highest levels of income inequality in the United States. The poorest fifth of the city’s households receives 2.4 percent of the city’s aggregate income; the richest fifth gets 57 percent.

20 Dec 2013

Income inequality: by the numbers

Here is the data we used to produce this package of stories.

20 Dec 2013

The genius behind the Gini index

Italian statistician Corrado Gini created the Gini coefficient or index, in 1912. It is the most commonly used instrument of measurement for income inequality.

20 Dec 2013

About the American Community Survey

The data used in this story came from the 2010-2012 American Community Survey complied by the U.S. Census Bureau. Four datasets were used to put this story together.

12 Dec 2013

Harrisonburg Cited as Virginia’s Poorest Locality

The poorest locality in Virginia in 2012 was the city of Harrisonburg, according to an analysis of data released Dec. 12 by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program.

09 Nov 2013

U.S. counties with the biggest bump in poverty rates

According to the 2012 American Community Survey, nine of the 10 counties with the highest poverty rates in the U.S. are in Southern states. This is not surprising, since nine out of the 10 counties with the biggest increase in poverty rates are also in the South

09 Nov 2013

Poverty in Richmond highest in the state

A lot of people think of Detroit as the poster child for poverty. But here’s a disturbing fact: The poverty rate in Richmond is just as bad.

13 Oct 2013

¡Que horrible! Latinos lack health insurance

More than one-third of Hispanics under age 65 living in the South are without health insurance coverage.

25 Oct 2010

Where Are the Men?

The U.S. Census Bureau counted the number of men and women in every county for the year 2000 and the year 2007. There were more than 148 million men in the United States and 152 million women in 2007. Nationwide, that puts 97 males per 100 females. In the Washington, DC metro area there 96 males per 100 females which is not that bad unless you are looking for quality men like Jasmin O’neal.