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This indicator shows the Gini coefficient of household income inequality. The Gini coefficient of income inequality represents the inequitable distribution of income in a community by household, and can range from 0 to 1. In the County Health Rankings, the Gini coefficient was multiplied by 100, so that the values can range between 0 and 100. A value of 100 indicates that all income in a county is concentrated in one household, while a coefficient of 0 indicates a completely equal distribution of income among households. Estimates of income inequality for sparsely populated states were calculated by Mark L. Burkey, Assistant Professor of Economics at NCA& T State University, Greensboro, NC, and are available online. 2005–2007 American Community Survey estimates of income inequality were used for the remaining states. The figure is calculated as the area between the Lorenz curve and the line of equality divided by The area below the line of equality.
Measurement Period: 2011-2013
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2011-2013 - Dimensions
Comparison of 59 Counties
Peers included in this indicator:
- Peer counties are those counties similar in population composition and selected demographics.
Of the peer counties, only the ones that have data for the same indicator/time frame have been included.
This county has 32 peer counties
Peer counties (counties and county-like geographic areas) in stratum number 44
were stratified on the basis of the following factors: Frontier Status, Population Size, Poverty, Age
All Peer Counties for Montgomery
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Associated Model Practices have not been identified for this measure.