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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 09:48 AM

Mapping King County’s disappearing middle class

-Gene Balk
March 7, 2015
The Seattle Times

Is King County Ground Zero for the vanishing middle class?

You might think so after reading this bombshell of a statistic, which was dropped by King County Executive Dow Constantine in a recent speech: Since 2000, 95 percent of new households in King County have been either rich or poor. A mere 5 percent could be considered middle income.

Speaking to a New York Times reporter, Constantine put a Seattle spin on this redistribution of wealth toward the extremes: “It’s people doing really well, and people making espresso for people who are doing really well.”


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