Curious how much your neighbors make? Wonder which parts of town are the wealthiest and poorest?
The website Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks might be for you. Using Census data from the 2007-11 American Community Survey, it's tracked the median household income for neighborhoods and cities all over the United States. The data is represented in a color-coded map, with green shades representing higher incomes and red tones showing lower incomes. Different sections of town are divided up according to Census tracts.
A look at the map for Gulfport shows its lowest income level can be found in an area south of the Pinellas Trail and north of Gulfport Boulevard, between 58th and 49th streets south. The median household income in this part of town is $35,703 a year — below the statewide middle class income range of $42,300 to $51,300.
By contrast, head west to the area around Pasadena Golf & Yacht Club, and the median household income jumps up to $54,375.
Check out the Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks site to see more details about Gulfport and other neighboring towns, or to do your own search for any city or state you choose.
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