2010 U.S. Census Bureau reports are being released and the stats are dismal when it comes to the rich and poor.The
Top 10 poorest counties in the U.S. show median incomes between $18,869 - $20,551 and all ten are in "southern" states. i know. Kentucky is technically not a southern state because it's above the Mason Dixon Line. But trust me. I lived there. They're as southern as it gets.
Top 10 wealthiest counties in the U.S. show median incomes between $96,232 to $113,313. The majority of them are in and around the Beltway of D.C. The richest county saw a median income increase of around $17,000 since 2000.
If you divide $18,869 into $96,232, it goes 5.1x. $20,551 goes into $113,313 5.5x. The poorest county saw its median income drop $1500 since 2000.
Wall Street bonuses aside, we all know there is a growing disparity between rich and poor. This comparison of incomes is huge.
Note: the majority of richest counties are in the D.C. area. What does this say about our government?