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					 A MEASURE                                THE DATA COME FROM THE GINI INDEX. THE GINI INDEX IS A NUMBER
                                          BETWEEN 1 AND ZERO; A LOWER INDEX EXPRESSES GREATER EQUALITY.
                                                                                                BENTON       2010-12

  OF INCOME                                                             STEARNS COUNTY
                                                                                       St. Cloud
                                                                                                COUNTY

                                                                                                    SHERBURNE
                                                                                                             2007-09         0.388 0.399

                                                  0.415 0.426

 INEQUALITY                                                                                          COUNTY
                                                                                                                             0.366 0.346

                                              MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOMES
BENTON COUNTY STEARNS COUNTY               SHERBURNE COUNTY             BENTON COUNTY          STEARNS COUNTY          SHERBURNE COUNTY
    2007-09       2007-09                       2007-09                     2010-12                2010-12                  2010-12
$
    48,961 $51,334                            $
                                                  71,743                 $
                                                                             52,604             $
                                                                                                    53,541               $
                                                                                                                             69,769
                                      INCOME AND BENEFITS FOR HOUSEHOLDS
      Less than $10,000     $10,000-$14,999         $15,000-$24,999          $25,000-$34,999        $35,000-$49,999     $50,000-$74,999
                          $75,000-$99,999      $100,000-$149,999          $150,000-$199,999         $200,000 or more




5%




10%




15%




20%



           NOTE: Income and benefits for households are inflation-adjusted and based on latest survey year.
25%        SOURCE: 2007-09, 2010-12 American Community surveys                        GRAPHIC BY LISA MUELLER, LMUELLER@STCLOUDTIMES.COM

				
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