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What Does Opportunity Look Like Where You Live?

May 13, 2020
The New York Times /

The inequality in life expectancy highlights another problem: The country’s cities — historically the nation’s engines of opportunity — often exacerbate inequities today.

Here, we’re presenting a series of charts that highlight both the promise and the problem of American cities.

We’re going to start with income, which helps drive so many other trends. Over the past 50 years, the average income in nearly every metro area has soared.