Lately I’ve been thinking about how we compare Minneapolis to other cities around the Midwest, particularly when it comes to things like economic inequality. I wrote about it a week or two ago, and the common confusion between Minneapolis-the-metro and Minneapolis-the-city when thinking about social measures. So when I saw this chart on Twitter yesterday, it really caught my eye!
This shows the 95% income level for the top 50 US cities. As near as I can tell, this is measuring income on a strictly municipal level (i.e. not including the suburbs or Saint Paul):
As you can see, compared any city with a similar median income, Minneapolis really jumps off the chart in terms of its “confidence interval.” Does anyone have any thoughts on why the confidence range might be so wide for Minneapolis, in particular?