Thus income trends in cities, particularly for the least well off, tend to reflect wider changes affecting the metropolitan economies in which those cities are situated. As noted in the Introduction, local inequality may serve to raise prices for poor households. The latest Census data provide some new evidence on that consideration, specifically with respect to housing costs. For instance, in Washington, D. Overall, in cities and metro areas where inequality is higher, housing for lower-income households is less affordable Figure 3.
This pattern reflects in part the very low incomes poor households earn in places like Cincinnati, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Hartford. Those low incomes not only produce high inequality measures in those cities, but also tend to make their housing unaffordable to poor households, even though their local housing is inexpensive relative to other cities. Yet lower-income households in cities such as Washington, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago also face clear affordability challenges even though they earn higher incomes than their counterparts in most other cities.
And housing for low-income households appears least affordable in high-inequality cities such as New Orleans and Miami, where 20th percentile rental costs represent nearly 70 percent of 20th percentile incomes. To be sure, many low-income households receive housing subsidies that reduce their rental cost burdens.
Yet local inequality may serve to raise the price governments pay for those subsidies e. And for the majority of eligible low-income households who do not receive such subsidies, higher private market rents can pose serious financial challenges. Seattle and San Diego actually exhibit lower-than-average inequality, also owing to their relatively better-off low-income households. That housing appears more affordable to the poor in these cities does not, however, confirm that they necessarily have sufficient affordable housing.
There may be many lower-income households who would like to live in those cities, perhaps to be closer to jobs, transit, or other key services and amenities, but simply do not earn enough to afford rents there. Discussions around how society should respond to income inequality, particularly at the local level, reflect important realities revealed in this analysis. Inequality is indeed high and rising in most places, with the Great Recession and subsequent lackluster recovery exacerbating already-significant gaps between rich and poor households.
Yet the magnitude of inequality, its sources, and its trajectory vary markedly across the national landscape. As local actors grapple with these realities, three additional findings from this analysis bear particular attention. First, while the effective economic distance between rich and poor might be similar in two cities—Washington, D. The city of Providence, relatedly, faces much greater fiscal and economic constraints to narrowing income inequality than Washington.
Indeed, reducing poverty and improving economic mobility may be more relevant goals for many cities than reducing inequality per se; Providence may actually need more high-income households in order to boost its tax base and improve the quality of its public services.
Second, inequality is most often a function of economic forces acting not at the city scale alone, but at the wider metropolitan scale. This is evident in the strong relationship that exists between levels and changes in income inequality over time in cities and the metro areas they anchor. Thus, comprehensive strategies to address the effects of gaps between rich and poor households should engage regional, as well as local, actors and institutions around issues such as education and workforce development, transportation, and even minimum and living wages.
And third, inequality seems to impact poor households specifically through the housing market, by making rental housing less affordable relative to their incomes. Housing is an area where local officials—mayors, city councilors, county executives and commissioners—have somewhat greater scope to address needs, at least by influencing the supply side of the market. Because rental cost burdens for low-income households are very high in most big cities, local leaders should consider monitoring the relationship between income and rental costs at different points in the distribution—not just at the low end, but in the middle as well—to ensure their efforts respond adequately to those affordability challenges and preserve housing opportunities for a wide range of workers and families.
These metro areas have populations of at least , in City data are reported for 97 of the metro areas; in three metro areas, the largest city is too small to be reflected in the one-year ACS data. We focus on cities here because municipalities play a large role in determining the supply and location of housing through zoning and land-use policies. The same patterns described here hold, though somewhat less strongly, for metropolitan areas.
The correlation between city inequality and 20th percentile rent cost burden has a coefficient of 0. In a simple linear regression that controls for the 20th percentile income in cities, the 95th percentile income in cities is positively and significantly associated with their 20th percentile rental costs. This suggests that inequality matters to low-income housing costs independent of income levels at the low end. Local officials, such as mayors and county executives, are increasingly finding themselves at the center.
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