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lepus Donating Member (312 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 10:35 PM
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22. No, just considering that the richest one percent in NY and Mass
are quite a bit richer than the richest one percent in Maine and Vermont or for that matter, most any state except possibly California.

Manhattan's upper east side had an average per capita income of $90,000 in 2000 and we are not even getting to the uber rich. The rest of New York City had an average per capita income of about $20,000 in comparison. NY state average is about $40,000.

David Koch of NYC was worth about 17 billion dollars in 2007. He had more personal wealth than the poorest 1.5 million people in NYC put together. Of the top 400 richest people in the world, 72 of them live in New York.

While Vermont and Maine have their rich folk, they do not have anything like the super rich of New York and Massachusetts.

No I am not throwing out statistics I don't like, I'm just pointing out that raw statistics can be very misleading.

Remove the one percenters and NY compares a lot closer to Maine for average income.
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