22 cities where the gender pay gap has shrunk

While the gender pay-gap is still growing nationwide, there are now 22 metropolitan areas in which women under 30 earn the same, or more than their male counterparts, according to a March 28 Pew Research Center report.

Pew Center researchers used data from the American Community Survey to compare the average salary of young men and women. Here are the 22 metropolitan areas in which full-time, year-round female workers under 30 earn the same or more than their male counterparts, ranked in order of the largest earnings differences from top to bottom.

  1. Wenatchee, Wis.

  2. Morgantown, W.Va.

  3. Barnstable Town, Mass.

  4. Gainesville, Fla.

  5. Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Fla.

  6. San Diego-Carlsbad, Calif.

  7. Yuba City, Calif.

  8. New York City

  9. Washington, D.C.

  10. San Angelo, Texas

  11. Champaign-Urbana, Ill. 

  12. Lebanon, Pa. 

  13. Iowa City, Iowa

  14. Winston-Salem, NC

  15. Santa Barbara, Calif

  16. Sacramento, Calif.

  17. Flagstaff, Ariz.

  18. Los Angeles

  19. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, Calif.

  20. Richmond, Va.

  21. San Luis Obispo, Calif.

  22. Honolulu, Hawaii

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