These 5 Charts Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Philly’s Shrinking Middle Class

It’s not pretty.

The indispensable PEW Charitable Trusts have released a big report on the decline of the middle class in Philadelphia. Here are five charts to help you make sense of the findings.

The Timeline

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The Map

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The Comparison

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The Harrowing Reminder of the Post-Industrial Decline and Subsequent Financialization of the US Economy

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The Big Picture

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All that said, Pew notes that these decades-long trend lines are actually beginning to stabilize. So there’s your silver lining.

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