KC sees largest decrease in income inequality, report says



Income inequality fell in Kansas City by a larger share than it did in any of the 50 largest American cities, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.

The city saw its income gap between the top 5 percent and bottom 20 percent of earners shrink largely because those in the lowest bracket saw their income grow while those at the top saw their income hold steady, according to the report.

Nashville, Tenn.; Milwaukee and Oklahoma City joined Kansas City at the top of the list for shrinking the income gap.

Income inequality grew by statistically significant margins in only two cities, Cleveland and Dallas.

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