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NPR Report Examines Wealth Divide In Fairfield County

Fairfield County has the largest income gap in the U.S., an NPR/Global Post report says.
Fairfield County has the largest income gap in the U.S., an NPR/Global Post report says. Photo Credit: Screenshot from NPR.com

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The sharp contrast between the cities of Greenwich and Bridgeport are highlighted in an NPR/Global Post report on worldwide wealth and poverty .

"Welcome to Fairfield County, Conn., the wealthiest metropolitan area in the country, according to the Labor Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis, but also among the most unequal in terms in income distribution," says the story, which compares the high-end shops of Greenwich Avenue with frequent gun violence in Bridgeport about 25 miles away.

You can see the rest of the story, "Two Sides of a Deep Economic Divide," here .