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How We’re Moving Apart

November 16, 2011 | by Nathaniel Popkin

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.

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Nathaniel Popkin Hidden City Daily co-founder Nathaniel Popkinā€™s latest novel, "The Year of the Return," explores race and loss in a year of upheaval, 1976. His book To "Reach the Spring: From Complicity to Consciousness in an Age of Eco-Crisis" is forthcoming in December 2020.

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