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NFT: NFT: States with the Wealthiest Towns-Bloomberg News-2019

jacob12 : 8/21/2019 3:33 pm
California has more rich towns (23) than any state. New Jersey is second with 18.

NJ has more wealthy places than Texas, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio combined. US News wrote that Massachusetts is the top state for education and NJ is second. There is a distinct correlation between wealth and education. NJ has more suburbs than any state.

New York is third with 13 rich towns and is #22 for education.

California is a very wealthy state, but its estimated poverty rate is 19 percent. The poverty rate is the highest among states. California, with 12 percent of the American population, has one in three of the nations welfare recipients. The middle class is leaving California. California is #21 for education.
Gee who could be making all the money in California?  
Jints in Carolina : 8/21/2019 3:40 pm : link
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geez.. i hope NJ is... with the property taxes we pay  
GMAN4LIFE : 8/21/2019 3:46 pm : link
you would think we all live in mansions`
When you compare  
Bubba : 8/21/2019 3:47 pm : link
the square miles NJ by far has more wealth.
Should've put 'California' in the title, up the hits  
schabadoo : 8/21/2019 3:57 pm : link
You'd get an odd amount of poop talk, however.
It's deceptive in some ways though...  
Dunedin81 : 8/21/2019 3:59 pm : link
because if you break it down by county southern MD and Northern VA tend to rate very high on the list.
Does this take cost of living into account  
widmerseyebrow : 8/21/2019 4:17 pm : link
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California resembles the Hunger Games  
Ron from Ninerland : 8/21/2019 5:56 pm : link
The Bay Area and L.A. have clusters of the greatest wealth in America, much of the interior of the State is suffering unspeakable poverty. And then there's the homelessness.
Was recently in LA and San Francisco.  
BigBlue2112 : 8/22/2019 10:52 am : link
What a dump they've both become. Homeless people everywhere. Trash everywhere. Tent cities everywhere. Legit human shit on the streets.
Tent Cities - Hoovervilles for a new century  
x meadowlander : 8/22/2019 11:00 am : link
Alarming trend, and it isn't just SF and LA - I expect we'll hear more of them in the coming election year...

Camp Hope, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Camp Quixote, Olympia, Washington

Camp Take Notice, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Dignity Village, Portland, Oregon

Opportunity Village, Eugene, Oregon

Maricopa County Sheriff's Tent City, Phoenix, Arizona

New Jack City and Little Tijuana, Fresno, California

Nickelsville, located in Seattle

Right 2 Dream Too, Portland, Oregon

River Haven, Ventura County, California

Safe Ground, Sacramento, California

The Jungle, San Jose, California

Temporary Homeless Service Area (THSA), Ontario, California

Tent City (100+ residents) of Lakewood, New Jersey

Tent City, Avenue A and 13th Street, Lubbock, Texas

Tent City, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

Tent City, banks of the American River, Sacramento, California

Tent City, Chicago, Illinois

Tent City 4, eastern King County outside of Seattle

The Point, where the Gunnison River and Colorado River meet

The Village of Hope and Community of Hope, Fresno, California

Transition Park, Camden, New Jersey

Tent City, Fayette County, Tennessee

The Village, Oakland CA The Village, Oakland CA

Two Three Hunid Tent City Village 2017-2018, Housing & Dignity Village 2018. all three bulldozed by the city of Oakland under mayor libby schaaf )

Camp Unity Eastside, Woodinville, WA
It's tough....  
FatMan in Charlotte : 8/22/2019 11:40 am : link
to go to Cali and not see rampant homelessness. Groups of people huddled in underpasses. Sidewalks filled with them. I have to go to SD frequently and they are all over a couple of the city parks.

I went for a jog down along the waterfront facing the Coronado Hotel and I literally had to avoid the homeless who were sleeping on the sidewalk.

Last time I was in Seattle, the open grassy area at the end of the Pike Place Market was completely filled with homeless.

It is worse than I have ever seen it before.
Breaking News:  
x meadowlander : 8/22/2019 11:58 am : link
It's gonna get worse.
FMiC  
jestersdead : 8/22/2019 11:58 am : link
if you were homeless, wouldn't you want to live in SD vs NYC? When I lived in SD, they were all over the boardwalk in Pacific Beach and down to Mission. Then you'd have multiple people living out of RVs/campers in the public parks. Not sure if they changed their overnight parking rules or not.
If your going to be homeless  
Bubba : 8/22/2019 1:38 pm : link
there are worse places than SD.
To be fair..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 8/22/2019 1:43 pm : link
Portland and Seattle are teeming with homeless as well.

Can't imagine having belongings constantly damp is a draw.
Charlottesville has a homeless problem too...  
Dunedin81 : 8/22/2019 2:07 pm : link
during the Occupy movement (not a criticism) folks came to Charlottesville from the surrounding areas because charities were giving out food to the campers. A lot of them simply never left, and a few more have joined in. I'd imagine some of these more progressive cities act as a magnet because there are more services, governmental and charitable, available there, and in places like SD the climate is particularly hospitable.
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