The 10 Best Cities to Occupy

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(Jae C. Hong/AP)

Less than two months after the first protesters set up camp in New York's Zuccotti Park, the Occupy movement has seemingly spread to every corner of the United States, from New York City to small towns. The movement is characterized in particular by ire toward the financial industry and income inequality, as well as its youth-driven nature. According to census data, these are the 10 metropolitan areas (with a population of 300,000 or greater) that best share all three of those characteristics. The rankings take into account the percentage of a city's population between the ages of 20 and 34; the share of the workforce employed in finance, insurance, and real estate; and the city's Gini index measure--a number that represents inequality, with 0 representing total income equality and 1 representing total inequality.

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