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Gap between Boise's richest and poorest grows dramatically - #7 in top 100 metro areas

April 20, 2018View for printing

The Treasure Valley is growing quickly in myriad ways, and with that has come a massive leap in the gap between the Boise metropolitan area's richest and poorest households, according to a Bloomberg analysis of Census Bureau data.

The business news site analyzed average income among the top and bottom 20 percent of households. It found that the wealth gap in the Boise area widened by $44,400 from 2011 to 2016. That is so much that it rocketed Boise from No. 76 on Bloomberg's ranking of disparities in the top 100 metro areas to No. 7.

BY NICOLE BLANCHARD

nblanchard@idahostatesman.com

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