THE NUMBERS ARE STARK: Fairfield County has the greatest gap between rich and poor of any region in America. Over the past year, Hearst Connecticut Newspapers followed four people of different income levels to see how they experience “The Great Divide” in their daily lives. Their profiles will appear on four consecutive Sundays.
Part 1: Single mother faces unrelenting family struggles in affluent Greenwich
Part 2: Despite economic setbacks, immigrant remains confident in future
Part 3: Urban school’s best runner tries to step it up for chance at better life
Part 4: In the shadow of Stamford’s skyline, a small business is born
The top 10 U.S. metro areas ranked by inequality
Below, America’s top 10 metro regions in terms of income inequality, based on what economists call the Gini coefficient.
2- Naples-Marco Island, Fla.
3- College Station-Bryan, Texas
4- Gainesville, Fla.
5- Sebastian-Vero Beach, Fla.
6- Athens-Clarke County, Ga.
7- Midland, Texas
8- New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa.
9- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Fla.
10- Morgantown, W.Va.
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