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jonProjects
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Interactive map of how rich/poor every Bay Area neighborhood is

I found this site called Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks that has the median income for every neighborhood in America -- including, of course, San Francisco, Oakland, and the surrounding areas. I bet it would be useful to show to house-hunters and anyone else looking to find a new place to live.

 

You put in an address and the map zooms in to the location. You can click each neighborhood to see what its median income is.

 

Here's San Francisco, for example.

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Jil
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Re: Interactive map of how rich/poor every Bay Area neighborhood is

Very nice share. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Interactive map of how rich/poor every Bay Area neighborhood is

Thank you very much

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Re: Interactive map of how rich/poor every Bay Area neighborhood is

I like these maps, but I don't know if I'd use them in finding a neighborhood to buy RE.  Some areas could be hard to categorize due to marked income diversity, for instance on campus:  

 
Census Tract 4226, Alameda County, California.

Median household income: $6,125.00 (+/- $188,911.00)   <- at least they give you an idea of the variance

 

Also interesting to note that the downtown sections of cities in CA usually have lower income (not so on east coast).

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Re: Interactive map of how rich/poor every Bay Area neighborhood is


New2BA wrote:

I like these maps, but I don't know if I'd use them in finding a neighborhood to buy RE.  Some areas could be hard to categorize due to marked income diversity, for instance on campus:  

 
Census Tract 4226, Alameda County, California.

Median household income: $6,125.00 (+/- $188,911.00)   <- at least they give you an idea of the variance

 

Also interesting to note that the downtown sections of cities in CA usually have lower income (not so on east coast).


This gives some idea about RE prices, it can be used a guide or pre-screening purpose. For realtors it may not help as they know these areas very well. For newbie or learners, it is very useful.

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Re: Interactive map of how rich/poor every Bay Area neighborhood is

I can't beleive that moving from Antioch to Vallejo took me up in the world.  From $59,841 to $87,990.  But, had I taken one of the condos just four blacks away instead, I would have been really "mov'in on up" to a $103,806 neighborhood.

 

I think it's the retired people on my street holding my back. 

 

:smileyvery-happy:

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Re: Interactive map of how rich/poor every Bay Area neighborhood is

According to that map, residents who live near Stanford are dirt poor.  :smileyvery-happy:  yeah right

 

 

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Re: Interactive map of how rich/poor every Bay Area neighborhood is

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Neptune__ wrote:

According to that map, residents who live near Stanford are dirt poor.  :smileyvery-happy:  yeah right

 

 


Most people who live near Stanford (i.e. on campus housing in 94305) are grad students... they really are dirt poor...

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jonProjects
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Re: Interactive map of how rich/poor every Bay Area neighborhood is

eh, they are college kids, right?

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DealHunter0 wrote:

Neptune__ wrote:

According to that map, residents who live near Stanford are dirt poor.  :smileyvery-happy:  yeah right

  


Most people who live near Stanford (i.e. on campus housing in 94305) are grad students... they really are dirt poor...


This is common to all college areas, stanford,berkeley,davis etc and near by areas as they live on financial aid and 20 hours of work...low paid jobs.