With the economy failing to gain speed, take a look at the five worst and five best cities for upward economic mobility.
The ranking is based off a study that calculated the chance a child raised in the bottom fifth of income distribution ($26,000 or lower) when he or she reaches age 30 will be in the top fifth ($70,000 and up).
Conducted by a team of top academic economists, the study is based on millions of anonymous earning records and is the first to compare upward mobility across metropolitan areas.
5 worst cities for upward economic mobility:
5. Greenville, Miss. -- 3 percent
4. Clarksdale, Miss. -- 2.9 percent
3. Eufaula, Ala. -- 2.7 percent
2. Memphis, Tenn. -- 2.6 percent
1. Nome, Alaska -- 2.2%
Top 5 cities for upward economic mobility:
5. Lemmon, S.D. -- 29.8 percent
4. Carrington, N.D. -- 30.2 percent
3. Dickinson, N.D. -- 31.7 percent
2. Williston, N.D. -- 33.1 percent
1. Gettysburg, S.D. -- 34.8 percent
5 well-known cities' upward mobility chances:
Chicago -- 6.1 percent
New York -- 9.7 percent
San Francisco -- 11.2 percent
Atlanta -- 4.0 percent
Detroit -- 5.1 percent
Click here to read The New York Times article this gallery was based off.
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