It’s Always ______ in Philadelphia

What happens when you adjust median household income for the cost of living?  In some ways, nothing.  On the left, we have a bunch of wealth suburbs that remain as such after the change.  On the right, we have a bit of reality, which the respective populations are likely already painfully aware of… But, here’s the numbers, just in case:

[Chart from The Council for Community and Economic Research]

Historical U.S. Metro Area Population Ranking

The history of American cities, based on metropolitan population, is about to be all over your face.  There’s so much here you just have to see it for yourself.  Click the image and enjoy a simple, yet powerful, American history lesson…

HistMetPop[Peakbagger chart via Kelso’s Corner]