ZIPs in Tennessee with the Best Income Equality

The Top 3

#1

38359 (Milledgeville, TN)

Household Income Inequality of 31.1

#2

37035 (Chapmansboro, TN)

Household Income Inequality of 33.9

#3

37645 (Mount Carmel, TN)

Household Income Inequality of 34.6

About the Rankings

The Census Bureau has released the latest estimates from the American Community Survey data to estimate the household income inequality. We have crunched the numbers and the rankings are in. See the ZIPs in Tennessee with the lowest household income inequality below, and the highest household income inequality ZIPs. Only ZIP codes with a low margin of error are included.

Income inequality is measured on a scale from 0 to 100 - though is usually in the range of 30-65 in the United States - using the Gini Coefficient. Lower values indicate that household income is more evenly distributed on a pre-tax basis. Other countries range from high inequality in countries like Brazil (50s) to high equality like Sweden (30s).

The Tennessee household income inequality from the latest estimates is 48.2 and has risen 0.7% from 47.9.

This year saw several big changes. 37035 (Chapmansboro, TN) rose from #15 to #2, 37645 (Mount Carmel, TN) rose from #4 to #3, 38355 (Medina, TN) rose from #6 to #4, 37146 (Pleasant View, TN) rose from #8 to #5, and 37310 (Charleston, TN) rose from #9 to #6.

The Top 50

   #1
38359 (Milledgeville, TN)
Previously 30.1
31.1
#2
37035 (Chapmansboro, TN)
Previously #15 at 35.8
33.9
#3
37645 (Mount Carmel, TN)
Previously #4 at 32.7
34.6
#4
38355 (Medina, TN)
Previously #6 at 32.9
34.7
#5
37146 (Pleasant View, TN)
Previously #8 at 35.0
34.7
#6
37310 (Charleston, TN)
Previously #9 at 35.1
35.0
#7
37191 (Woodlawn, TN)
Previously #5 at 32.9
35.1
#8
37128 (Murfreesboro, TN)
Previously #26 at 36.6
35.4
#9
38381 (Toone, TN)
Previously unranked at 37.0
35.5
#10
37010 (Adams, TN)
Previously unranked at 38.4
35.7
#11
38457 (Five Points, TN)
Previously unranked at 35.9
35.8
#12
37135 (Nolensville, TN)
Previously #32 at 37.0
35.9
#13
38050 (Maury City, TN)
Previously #16 at 35.9
36.0
#14
38011 (Brighton, TN)
Previously #47 at 38.0
36.0
#15
38076 (Williston, TN)
Previously unranked at 37.2
36.0
#16
37335 (Flintville, TN)
Previously #30 at 36.7
36.0
#17
38313 (Beech Bluff, TN)
Previously #22 at 36.4
36.1
#18
38023 (Drummonds, TN)
Previously #53 at 38.4
36.2
#19
37306 (Belvidere, TN)
Previously #35 at 37.2
36.5
#20
37764 (Kodak, TN)
Previously #70 at 39.2
36.5
#21
37143 (Pegram, TN)
Previously #44 at 37.7
36.6
#22
37167 (Smyrna, TN)
Previously #63 at 38.9
36.6
#23
38468 (Leoma, TN)
Previously #12 at 35.3
36.7
#24
38563 (Gordonsville, TN)
Previously unranked at 39.6
36.8
#25
38135 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #34 at 37.2
36.8
#26
38060 (Oakland, TN)
Previously #37 at 37.3
36.9
#27
38141 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #20 at 36.2
36.9
#28
37806 (Mascot, TN)
Previously unranked at 39.0
37.0
#29
37188 (White House, TN)
Previously #21 at 36.3
37.0
#30
37214 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #40 at 37.5
37.1
#31
37301 (Altamont, TN)
Previously unranked at 39.4
37.1
#32
37049 (Cross Plains, TN)
Previously #36 at 37.2
37.1
#33
38547 (Brush Creek, TN)
Previously #76 at 39.4
37.2
#34
38558 (Crossville, TN)
Previously #14 at 35.5
37.3
#35
37141 (Orlinda, TN)
Previously unranked at 35.8
37.3
#36
37048 (Cottontown, TN)
Previously #39 at 37.4
37.3
#37
38133 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #38 at 37.4
37.3
#38
37020 (Bell Buckle, TN)
Previously unranked at 37.7
37.4
#39
38006 (Bells, TN)
Previously #29 at 36.7
37.4
#40
38002 (Arlington, TN)
Previously #19 at 36.1
37.5
#41
37047 (Cornersville, TN)
Previously #74 at 39.3
37.7
#42
38469 (Loretto, TN)
Previously #54 at 38.4
37.7
#43
38232 (Hornbeak, TN)
Previously #55 at 38.5
37.7
#44
37086 (La Vergne, TN)
Previously #31 at 37.0
37.8
#45
37179 (Thompsons Station, TN)
Previously #65 at 39.0
37.8
#46
37849 (Powell, TN)
Previously #72 at 39.2
37.9
#47
37721 (Corryton, TN)
Previously #41 at 37.5
38.0
#48
37665 (Kingsport, TN)
Previously #24 at 36.5
38.1
#49
37924 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #57 at 38.5
38.1
#50
38004 (Atoka, TN)
Previously unranked at 39.5
38.1
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is 5.0

The Bottom 50

#1
37403 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #2 at 61.9
68.2
#2
37902 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #1 at 62.9
65.3
#3
38111 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #5 at 58.5
58.7
#4
37402 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously unranked at 60.1
58.5
#5
37762 (Jellico, TN)
Previously #10 at 57.2
58.5
#6
37724 (Cumberland Gap, TN)
Previously #3 at 59.3
57.1
#7
38105 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #6 at 57.9
57.0
#8
37208 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #9 at 57.3
56.9
#9
38112 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #7 at 57.7
56.6
#10
37919 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #13 at 55.5
55.8
#11
38104 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #14 at 55.4
55.3
#12
37769 (Lake City, TN)
Previously #122 at 46.8
55.0
#13
37203 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #11 at 56.1
54.8
#14
38103 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #17 at 54.4
54.3
#15
38120 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #16 at 54.8
54.1
#16
38224 (Cottage Grove, TN)
Previously #22 at 53.2
54.0
#17
37205 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #20 at 54.2
53.9
#18
38582 (Silver Point, TN)
Previously #21 at 53.7
53.8
#19
38487 (Williamsport, TN)
Previously #8 at 57.6
53.8
#20
37777 (Louisville, TN)
Previously #25 at 53.1
53.7
#21
37404 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #12 at 55.9
53.6
#22
37819 (Newcomb, TN)
Previously #19 at 54.3
53.6
#23
37212 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #27 at 53.1
53.2
#24
37916 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #4 at 59.0
53.1
#25
37215 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #33 at 52.0
53.0
#26
37166 (Smithville, TN)
Previously #15 at 55.0
52.8
#27
37604 (Johnson City, TN)
Previously #29 at 52.7
52.8
#28
38501 (Cookeville, TN)
Previously #23 at 53.2
52.8
#29
37398 (Winchester, TN)
Previously #53 at 49.9
52.7
#30
37878 (Tallassee, TN)
Previously unranked at 52.5
52.4
#31
37350 (Lookout Mountain, TN)
Previously #50 at 50.0
52.3
#32
37915 (Knoxville, TN)
Previously #34 at 51.9
52.3
#33
37408 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #31 at 52.5
52.3
#34
37660 (Kingsport, TN)
Previously #61 at 49.4
51.9
#35
37046 (College Grove, TN)
Previously unranked at 54.3
51.7
#36
37410 (Chattanooga, TN)
Previously #30 at 52.5
51.6
   #37
37727 (Del Rio, TN)
Previously 51.5
51.5
#38
37210 (Nashville, TN)
Previously #81 at 48.4
51.4
#39
37766 (La Follette, TN)
Previously #28 at 52.9
51.4
#40
38012 (Brownsville, TN)
Previously #59 at 49.5
51.3
#41
37715 (Clairfield, TN)
Previously #60 at 49.4
51.2
#42
38019 (Covington, TN)
Previously #142 at 46.2
51.1
#43
37745 (Greeneville, TN)
Previously #44 at 50.3
51.0
#44
38318 (Buena Vista, TN)
Previously #39 at 50.8
50.9
#45
38257 (South Fulton, TN)
Previously #63 at 49.3
50.9
#46
38080 (Ridgely, TN)
Previously #49 at 50.0
50.8
#47
38221 (Big Sandy, TN)
Previously #74 at 48.9
50.8
#48
38117 (Memphis, TN)
Previously #71 at 49.0
50.8
#49
37130 (Murfreesboro, TN)
Previously #69 at 49.1
50.7
#50
37151 (Riddleton, TN)
Previously unranked at 43.9
50.6
* The maximum margin of error for ranking is 10.0


Data from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-year estimates for 2017.

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