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source: Where is the Land of Opportunity? The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the United States
Chetty, Hendren, Kline and Saez (2014)
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http://www.equality-of-opportunity.org/data/
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MSA NameState
Absolute Upward Mobility
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MemphisTN-MS-AR33.7
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MaconGA34.4
6
AlbanyGA34.4
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Rocky MountNC34.9
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Athens-Clarke CountyGA35
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GreenvilleNC35.2
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Durham-Chapel HillNC35.2
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FlintMI35.4
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ColumbusGA-AL35.4
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FayettevilleNC35.6
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Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia
NC-SC35.6
15
MontgomeryAL35.7
16
Hickory-Lenoir-MorgantonNC35.8
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FlorenceSC35.9
18
WilmingtonNC35.9
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ValdostaGA36
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SavannahGA36.1
21
JacksonMS36.1
22
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort
SC36.1
23
RomeGA36.1
24
Lexington-FayetteKY36.1
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Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell
GA36.1
26
BrunswickGA36.2
27
ColumbiaSC36.2
28
Winston-SalemNC36.2
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Greensboro-High PointNC36.3
30
Pine BluffAR36.3
31
SumterSC36.4
32
Augusta-Richmond CountyGA-SC36.4
33
BurlingtonNC36.5
34
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach
SC-NC36.5
35
SpringfieldOH36.5
36
Auburn-OpelikaAL36.7
37
SpartanburgSC36.7
38
MuncieIN36.7
39
TallahasseeFL36.8
40
Battle CreekMI36.9
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MuskegonMI36.9
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JacksonTN37
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Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin
SC37.1
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DaytonOH37.2
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New BernNC37.2
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Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson
IN37.2
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KokomoIN37.3
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TuscaloosaAL37.3
49
Warner RobinsGA37.3
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Detroit-Warren-DearbornMI37.3
51
DaltonGA37.4
52
MonroeLA37.4
53
MobileAL37.4
54
Johnson CityTN37.4
55
JacksonvilleFL37.5
56
HinesvilleGA37.5
57
HuntsvilleAL37.5
58
SaginawMI37.5
59
Birmingham-HooverAL37.6
60
GoldsboroNC37.6
61
ColumbusOH37.6
62
The VillagesFL37.6
63
Shreveport-Bossier CityLA37.8
64
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
AR37.8
65
Louisville/Jefferson CountyKY-IN37.8
66
Charleston-North Charleston
SC37.8
67
RichmondVA37.8
68
Cleveland-ElyriaOH37.9
69
KnoxvilleTN37.9
70
CincinnatiOH-KY-IN37.9
71
ChattanoogaTN-GA37.9
72
ToledoOH38
73
Kalamazoo-PortageMI38
74
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
VA-NC38
75
RaleighNC38
76
Port St. LucieFL38
77
DothanAL38.1
78
New Orleans-MetairieLA38.2
79
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin
TN38.2
80
OcalaFL38.3
81
Anniston-Oxford-Jacksonville
AL38.3
82
SalisburyMD-DE38.3
83
MorristownTN38.4
84
GainesvilleFL38.4
85
RockfordIL38.4
86
Gulfport-Biloxi-PascagoulaMS38.4
87
BloomingtonIN38.4
88
Niles-Benton HarborMI38.5
89
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
WI38.5
90
ClarksvilleTN-KY38.5
91
Kingsport-Bristol-BristolTN-VA38.7
92
South Bend-MishawakaIN-MI38.8
93
AkronOH38.8
94
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton
FL38.9
95
Sebastian-Vero BeachFL38.9
96
Ann ArborMI38.9
97
Atlantic City-HammontonNJ38.9
98
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson
MD38.9
99
ColumbusIN39
100
AshevilleNC39