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Charlotte looks a lot like America

We may prefer our pies in the sweet potato variety as opposed to apple, but Charlotte ranks 14th among the 366 largest statistical areas when it comes to resembling “America,” according to online business and financial information source WalletHub.

It most closely resembles the American norm in the subcategory “wealth gap,” a comparison of the differences between the “haves” and “have-nots.”

Charlotte’s economic rank was fifth; its socio-demographic rank 35th; its education rank 41st; and its housing rank 59th. The comparison looked at demographic and household makeups; family relationships; housing statistics; incomes and employment; and education status.

The most red, white and blue city was Nashville, Tenn., followed by Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Charleston, S.C., and Jacksonville, Fla.

The city least resembling the national norms was McAllen, Texas. Others in the last five were Boulder, Colo.; Altoona, Pa.; Brownsville, Texas; and Yuma, Ariz.

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