Imperial County Gini Index of Income Inequality 

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The Gini Index, or Gini coefficient, is a statistical measure of distribution that is often used to track economic inequality. It measures how wealth is distributed in a given population. The output is a value between 0 and 1. In Imperial County and throughout the country,  Gini Index is a major focus of the American Community Survey (ACS), conducted each year by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Higher values mean greater inequality. A Gini value of 0 means a perfectly equal society, where everyone's income is the same. A value of 1, on the other hand, represents perfect inequality—a society in which only one person or group has all the wealth. This report uses ACS 5-year estimates for Imperial County Gini Index data, rather than single-year periods. The 5-year estimates provide greater geographical granularity and accuracy, with a less granular time period. 

How does the Gini Index of Imperial County compare to that of California and the United States?

Note: Use the time-slider beneath the chart to see data from different 5-year periods.

How does Gini Index value vary within Imperial County, California?

Note: Hover over a census tract in Imperial County to see its Gini Index. 

About the Data

Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS), 5-year estimates, table B19083. This report uses the Census Bureau Data API but is not endorsed or certified by the Census Bureau.