1. Study shows extreme income and educational disparities in Massachusetts, with low numbers in Boston, Springfield and Worcester county

    Study shows extreme income and educational disparities in Massachusetts, with low numbers in Boston, Springfield and Worcester county

    New numbers from the American Community Survey show extreme economic and educational differences between Commonwealth communities. The Washington Post compiled the survey into an infographic, color-coding the cities by ZIP code, showing a stark difference between adjoining towns. The areas, divided by ZIP code, were given rankings between 0 and 99, representing the town average household income and percent of college graduates. There are 650 ZIP codes considered to be in the top five percent. The Washington Post explains, "Among them, the typical household income is $120,272, and 68 percent of adults hold college degrees. That compares with $53 ...

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