A new study published by the Economic Policy Institute shows just how much the one percent make in each state, along with highlighting the economic inequality trends in the US.
To be in the top one percent of earners in Arkansas, for example, an individual must make $228,000 or more a year, the lowest in the country. By comparison, the one percent in Connecticut make at least $678,000 annually.
The New Republic compiled data about each state into this map.
The report also shows that, on average, incomes in the US grew 36.9 percent between 1979 and 2007. But that number, according to EPI, is somewhat misleading. The top one percent’s income increased by 200.5 percent, while the bottom 99 percent’s increased by just 18.9 percent.
From 2009 to 2012, what’s considered the “recovery” period after the 2008 economic meltdown, the numbers paint an even bleaker picture: The top one percent saw their incomes rise by just under 37 percent, while everyone else actually saw their earnings go down by 0.4 percent.
Read the full report on the Economic Institute Policy’s website.