Census: Atlanta Has Widest Income Gap Between Rich, Poor In Nation

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As the Occupy Movement springs up across the U.S., Occupy Atlanta may be the most pertinent as census data shows that the city has the widest income gap between rich and poor in the country.

According to the census, the most income-segregated areas tend to be in the city’s suburbs where, as of 2008, 85 percent of the regions poor live.

See also: Poverty Amid Plenty – America’s Continuing Shame

Ms. Dixon’s Haven Retreat: Atlanta, Georgia

Only five U.S. suburbs notched a greater rise in their percentage of poor people during that time period (2000-2008). All that happened before the recession tore a gaping hole in metro Atlanta’s financial fabric.

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