Massachusetts is one of the wealthiest states in the country, however there are stark gaps between those who earn the top 20% and those who earn the bottom 20%. United Way’s mission is to close the income inequality gap to ensure that prosperity is shared equitably. Nearly 300,000 people in our region have incomes that are below the federal poverty rate. More than two-thirds of these individuals live in just 12 cities. That’s why we’re focusing our efforts and resources where they can have the most impact – these 12 vibrant, growing, but historically under resourced communities.
Population Level Metrics