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Research by the Brookings Institution found that Atlanta is the most unequal of all U.S. cities when it comes to earnings. The rankings were determined using the 95/20 ratio, which divides the income of a household that earns more than 95 percent of all others by the income of a household in the bottom 20 percent. The average ratio was 10.8; Atlanta's was 18.8 and the next highest, San Francisco, was 16.6. The richest 5 percent of Atlanta households earned $279,827 while the poorest 20 percent earned $14,850. [Brookings Institution]