The Gini Coefficient

The Gini Coefficient

The Gini coefficient is a measure of inequality of variance. It is often applied to measure inequality of incomes in a particular area. A score of “0” on the Gini coefficient represents complete equality, i.e., every person has the same income. A score of 1 would represent complete inequality, i.e., where one person has all the income and others have none. Therefore, a lower Gini score is roughly associated with a more equal distribution of income, and vice versa. The information was tabulated in 2010 from data from the American Community Survey conducted by the US Census Bureau. Utah shows the flattest income distribution.

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Tags: income distribution, income inequality, personal income,

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