median income gap widens
statewide median for adjusted gross income on married couples'
tax returns was $50,849 in 1998, the most recent year for which
figures are available, according to a study by economists John
L. Knapp and Stephen C. Kulp at the Weldon
Cooper Center for Public Service.
median incomes varied widely across the state. And the gap between
low and high incomes has widened, said the economists in the annual
report, "Virginia Adjusted Gross Income."
Fairfax County the median income was $77,173, while in Lee County
the median income was $25,856. Educational disparities and a booming
stock market have been among the factors widening the gap.
1993 to 1998, the Charlottesville area had the largest gain in
income, with close to a 56 percent increase in the median, up
information, see http://www.virginia.edu/topnews/releases2001/agi-jan-5-2001.html.