How We’re Moving Apart

Income inequality, 2007 New York Times

Only 44 percent of Americans live in middle income neighborhoods, down from 65 percent in 1970, according to the New York Times. And the percentage of Americans living in either very poor or very rich neighborhoods has doubled to 30 percent. Philadelphia–and its four PA suburban county cousins–is the Times’ prime example in a map graph story story HERE.

About the author

Nathaniel Popkin is co-founder of the Hidden City Daily and author of three books of non-fiction, including Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City (with Peter Woodall and Joseph E.B. Elliott) and two novels, Everything is Borrowed and Lion and Leopard. He is co-editor of Who Will Speak for America, an anthology forthcoming in June 2018, and the senior writer of the film documentary "Philadelphia: The Great Experiment."



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