Using the Gini coefficient which measures inequality, Ray Delahanty of CityNerd runs through the top 10 cities in America with the highest levels of income and wealth inequality. Delahanty focuses his analysis on cities in metropolitan regions with more than 1 million people. Surprisingly, Seattle doesn’t even rank in the top 10, but there is plenty of cities most wouldn’t guess.

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Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.