Income Inequality

Understanding the economic division in Charlotte

Charlotte is deeply divided geographically by income and wealth.  The chasm between rich and poor in Charlotte is so wide that Charlotte has been referred to as the “Tale of Two Cities: the City of Poverty, and the City of Prosperity.”  Concentrated areas of poverty are a key indicator of low community economic mobility.  In the map below, you can clearly see the division in income and wealth.  The south Charlotte Wedge, which makes up less than 25% of the geographic area of the city, contains over 75% of the cities wealth.

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