Beach Income: How Does Your Neighborhood Compare?
Mapping the median household income for the Pinellas beaches, around the county and beyond.
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 the Pinellas beaches shows its lowest income level can be found in a section of Madeira Beach. The median household income in this part of town is $47,650 a year — well within the statewide middle class income range of $42,300 to $51,300.
By contrast, head north to Redington Beach ($70,069) or south to Pass-a-Grille Beach ($72,604) and the median household income jumps by a considerable amount.
Check out the Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks site to see more details about the Pinellas beaches and other neighboring towns, or to do your own search for any city or state you choose.
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