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Old 10-10-2020, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas & San Diego
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How is it meaningless? It correlates to a lot of characteristics of these cities.
It correlates more with major universities than anything else - lots of professors and grad students.
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Old 10-10-2020, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas & San Diego
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It is part of the reason for the divide that is occurring: the shrinking middle class, the increasing poor and the wealthy with more rich from other Countries as well.
How do you get class divide and shrinking middle class out of this data - you are reaching.
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Old 10-11-2020, 07:33 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Did the husband in that household grow up in/was he socialized within an affluent household in an affluent community/town/city ?
Long Beach.
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Old 10-11-2020, 10:10 AM
 
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I have to disagree on that one. When we lived in Venice, out next door neighbor had a PhD and was driving a taxi. Many communities are full of differently educated people, performing all sorts of different jobs with varying incomes. One of our neighbors has a high school diploma and earns three times his wife's income; she holds an M.A.
Many people consider Venice to be a desirable community, due to its proximity to the ocean (although I acknowledge it is a mixed bag). I would agree that even in poorer communities, you still have a need for certain highly skilled workers, such as doctors, lawyers and accountants. However, many of these communities do not have a lot of job opportunities (depends upon whether they're part of a large metro or not), so you end up getting a lot of brain drain.
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Old 10-11-2020, 12:48 PM
 
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How do you get class divide and shrinking middle class out of this data - you are reaching.
Bachelors degree= Mainly middle class
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Old 10-11-2020, 03:30 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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It correlates more with major universities than anything else - lots of professors and grad students.
Not really, majority of the top cities don’t have or are next to a major university.
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Old 10-11-2020, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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I wouldn't call it meaningless. I live in one of the cities that's close to the highest on the list and grew up in one of the cities which was the lowest.

In my current community, most of the families are highly educated and in the high-tech sector. Schools are very high performing and we are one of the safest communities in the US. And yes, the cost of living is very high.

The community I grew up was heavily dependent upon agriculture and migrant workers. Schools are not ranked very well and the crime rate is very high, due to gang activity. My parents actually moved away because they didn't feel safe in their older years. Cost of living is lower (for California), but purchasing power is also very low due to the poor job market/income earning potential.

It is really night and day.
Those are exactly the characteristics you'd expect.
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Old 10-11-2020, 05:14 PM
 
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Smaller cities/towns/neighborhoods/etc in CA
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:32 PM
 
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I have to disagree on that one. When we lived in Venice, out next door neighbor had a PhD and was driving a taxi. Many communities are full of differently educated people, performing all sorts of different jobs with varying incomes. One of our neighbors has a high school diploma and earns three times his wife's income; she holds an M.A.
What was his PhD in? It's hard to find a job in sociology and the social sciences except economics. A PhD in those fields doesn't have much earning potential.
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