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 Bradenton shows its lowest income level can be found in the Oneco area, south of State Road 70 and north of 63rd Avenue East. The median household income in this part of town is $24,618 a year — well below the statewide middle class income range of $42,300 to $51,300.
By contrast, head west toward Lakewood Ranch, and the median household income in the area west of Interstate 75 and south of State Road 70 jumps up to $90,285.
Check out the Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks site to see more details about Bradenton and other neighboring towns, or to do your own search for any city or state you choose.
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