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Old 09-23-2011, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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The definition of "high-income" in this case is anybody earning $200,000+. The percentage figures are the total growth of all high-income taxpayers minus the growth of all taxpayers. Here's the map:

http://www.taxfoundation.org/UserFiles/Image/maps/highincome2_large.png (broken link)


Here's the list of all states ranked by percentage:

Growth of high-income taxpayers (1999-2009)
+137.4% - North Dakota
+122.7% - Alaska
+114.9% - Virginia
+103.4% - Maryland
+92.2% - Oklahoma
+85.1% - South Dakota
+82.4% - Louisiana
+79.0% - Wyoming
+76.6% - West Virginia
+74.1% - Montana

+73.8% - Texas
+73.5% - New Mexico
+67.2% - Hawaii
+65.9% - Iowa
+65.4% - Arkansas
+61.5% - Nebraska
+58.9% - New Jersey
+58.9% - Rhode Island
+58.0% - Mississippi
+57.7% - Utah

+57.3% - Alabama
+56.7% - Pennsylvania
+56.2% - Kansas
+54.5% - Massachusetts
+52.9% - California
+51.9% - Delaware
+50.8% - Minnesota
+49.4% - Washington
+48.2% - New York
+47.8% - Missouri

+46.5% - Colorado
+46.4% - Kentucky
+45.9% - South Carolina
+45.8% - North Carolina
+45.6% - Maine
+44.7% - New Hampshire
+44.0% - Tennessee
+41.4% - Connecticut
+40.7% - Illinois
+40.0% - Vermont

+39.6% - Arizona
+37.6% - Idaho
+36.8% - Wisconsin
+35.1% - Oregon
+34.1% - Indiana
+33.2% - Ohio
+27.9% - Nevada
+27.6% - Georgia
+25.2% - Florida
+18.1% - Michigan

And here's the list of all states with 8,000,000+ population ranked by percentage (there are 12 such states):


Growth of high-income taxpayers in high-population states (2000-2009)
+114.9% - Virginia
+73.8% - Texas
+58.9% - New Jersey
+56.7% - Pennsylvania
+52.9% - California
+48.2% - New York
+45.8% - North Carolina
+40.7% - Illinois
+33.2% - Ohio
+27.6% - Georgia

+25.2% - Florida
+18.1% - Michigan

Discuss.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: New England
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The definition of "high-income" in this case is anybody earning $200,000+. The percentage figures are the total growth of all high-income taxpayers minus the growth of all taxpayers. Here's the map:
Not really a useful statistic IMHO as it is biased against areas already established with generational money and development. Of course a place like Montana will rocket to the top if they hit an oil reserve. But a place like Boston which is IMHO a place with a greater chance at actually earning good money just chugs along.
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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VA and MD are all about WDC. No surprise to me.
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:23 PM
 
Location: The City
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Originally Posted by Gnutella View Post
The definition of "high-income" in this case is anybody earning $200,000+. The percentage figures are the total growth of all high-income taxpayers minus the growth of all taxpayers. Here's the map:




Here's the list of all states ranked by percentage:

Growth of high-income taxpayers (1999-2009)
+137.4% - North Dakota
+122.7% - Alaska
+114.9% - Virginia
+103.4% - Maryland
+92.2% - Oklahoma
+85.1% - South Dakota
+82.4% - Louisiana
+79.0% - Wyoming
+76.6% - West Virginia
+74.1% - Montana

+73.8% - Texas
+73.5% - New Mexico
+67.2% - Hawaii
+65.9% - Iowa
+65.4% - Arkansas
+61.5% - Nebraska
+58.9% - New Jersey
+58.9% - Rhode Island
+58.0% - Mississippi
+57.7% - Utah

+57.3% - Alabama
+56.7% - Pennsylvania
+56.2% - Kansas
+54.5% - Massachusetts
+52.9% - California
+51.9% - Delaware
+50.8% - Minnesota
+49.4% - Washington
+48.2% - New York
+47.8% - Missouri

+46.5% - Colorado
+46.4% - Kentucky
+45.9% - South Carolina
+45.8% - North Carolina
+45.6% - Maine
+44.7% - New Hampshire
+44.0% - Tennessee
+41.4% - Connecticut
+40.7% - Illinois
+40.0% - Vermont

+39.6% - Arizona
+37.6% - Idaho
+36.8% - Wisconsin
+35.1% - Oregon
+34.1% - Indiana
+33.2% - Ohio
+27.9% - Nevada
+27.6% - Georgia
+25.2% - Florida
+18.1% - Michigan
And here's the list of all states with 8,000,000+ population ranked by percentage (there are 12 such states):


Growth of high-income taxpayers in high-population states (2000-2009)
+114.9% - Virginia
+73.8% - Texas
+58.9% - New Jersey
+56.7% - Pennsylvania
+52.9% - California
+48.2% - New York
+45.8% - North Carolina
+40.7% - Illinois
+33.2% - Ohio
+27.6% - Georgia

+25.2% - Florida
+18.1% - Michigan
Discuss.

Would be interesting to normalize the growth rate for population


For example:

TX grew by like 22% during this time period vs NJ which showed a less 5% growth
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Agree with JViello and KidPhilly. This is an essentially useless presentation. I'd like to see the raw data behind it, and then come up with some other analyses.
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Old 09-23-2011, 03:49 PM
 
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Originally Posted by kidphilly View Post
Would be interesting to normalize the growth rate for population


For example:

TX grew by like 22% during this time period vs NJ which showed a less 5% growth
I think it does account for growth rate.

The "minus the growth of all taxpayers" part, unless I misunderstood....
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Old 09-26-2011, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Originally Posted by Gnutella View Post
The definition of "high-income" in this case is anybody earning $200,000+. The percentage figures are the total growth of all high-income taxpayers minus the growth of all taxpayers. Here's the map:




Here's the list of all states ranked by percentage:

Growth of high-income taxpayers (1999-2009)
+137.4% - North Dakota
+122.7% - Alaska
+114.9% - Virginia
+103.4% - Maryland
+92.2% - Oklahoma
+85.1% - South Dakota
+82.4% - Louisiana
+79.0% - Wyoming
+76.6% - West Virginia
+74.1% - Montana

+73.8% - Texas
+73.5% - New Mexico
+67.2% - Hawaii
+65.9% - Iowa
+65.4% - Arkansas
+61.5% - Nebraska
+58.9% - New Jersey
+58.9% - Rhode Island
+58.0% - Mississippi
+57.7% - Utah

+57.3% - Alabama
+56.7% - Pennsylvania
+56.2% - Kansas
+54.5% - Massachusetts
+52.9% - California
+51.9% - Delaware
+50.8% - Minnesota
+49.4% - Washington
+48.2% - New York
+47.8% - Missouri

+46.5% - Colorado
+46.4% - Kentucky
+45.9% - South Carolina
+45.8% - North Carolina
+45.6% - Maine
+44.7% - New Hampshire
+44.0% - Tennessee
+41.4% - Connecticut
+40.7% - Illinois
+40.0% - Vermont

+39.6% - Arizona
+37.6% - Idaho
+36.8% - Wisconsin
+35.1% - Oregon
+34.1% - Indiana
+33.2% - Ohio
+27.9% - Nevada
+27.6% - Georgia
+25.2% - Florida
+18.1% - Michigan
And here's the list of all states with 8,000,000+ population ranked by percentage (there are 12 such states):


Growth of high-income taxpayers in high-population states (2000-2009)
+114.9% - Virginia
+73.8% - Texas
+58.9% - New Jersey
+56.7% - Pennsylvania
+52.9% - California
+48.2% - New York
+45.8% - North Carolina
+40.7% - Illinois
+33.2% - Ohio
+27.6% - Georgia

+25.2% - Florida
+18.1% - Michigan
Discuss.
It sucks when you put a bunch effort into a thread and people immediately criticize it. Talk to the hand haters!

EXCELLENT WORK. +1
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