BUSINESS
01/29/2012 01:38 pm ET

America's Two-Sided Housing Market Shows A Country Divided [GRAPHIC]

The United States is divided into 41,861 distinct zip codes. And the difference in housing prices pushes them even further apart.

The truly drastic disparity in the value of U.S. homes has been put into sharp focus in the below infographic by CreditSesame.com, a credit score and personal finance website. In one Detroit neighborhood, for example, half of all homes costs less than $6,388. Compare that to Alpine, New Jersey, where more than half of homes costs more than $4,550,000.

Such discrepancies highlight the state of a two-sided housing market, one in which growing numbers live in low-income or high-income areas, with less of a middle in between.

Check out this interactive infographic from CreditSesame.com to find out more:

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