Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks

Here's another map featuring data from the U.S. Census, this time broken down into neighborhoods (actually census tracts). You can look up how much money households in your surrounding area make, as well as any neighborhood in the nation. For example, the median household income in my county is $17,898, which is about half of what is required to be considered middle class in my state. However, each census tract is calculated individually, and I see I live in one of the better neighborhoods of that county, where the median household income is $22,818. With this map, you can use the color-coding to see how income distributes over a city or state. Often, the dividing line is quite jarring. Keep in mind that the percentage of retired people and the number of college students in a small area can drastically affect median income. Link -via Metafilter


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Thanks, Miss Cellania, that was interesting to look at. The monied folks in this town are either in the south end of town, or at the what we think of as 'the country club' part of town- the north end. Fort Collins runs between $27K and $110K. We have a high number of both retirees and college students.
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