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Mark Long Answers KUOW’s Question: “How much of ‘the 1 percent’ lives in Seattle?”

Posted: 7/21/2018 (CSDE Research)

Seattle’s average household income has increased; however, one KUOW listener wanted to know just how many of those households fit into the nation’s top 1 percent income bracket.

KUOW turned to CSDE Affiliate Mark Long, Associate Dean for Research at the Evans School, for the answer. He reported that in 2016, 1 percenters earned more than $470,000. 9,245 Seattle households fit this description in  2016 – three times the national average.

Click below to learn more about Long’s analysis and to see accompanying data visualizations.

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