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Old December 31st, 2012, 09:30 PM   #1
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MAP: median income for every neighborhood in Seattle

I think Seattle house-hunters will find this useful.

It's an interactive map of how rich/poor every neighborhood in Seattle is. The website is RichBlocksPoorBlocks.com. You type in an address, and it finds the place. You can click each neighborhood to get more info on its median income.

Here's an income map of Seattle, for instance.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 09:42 PM   #2
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Interesting map! SLU is in the poor category...that being said, this data is from 2006-2010, so I would suspect the median household income has increased dramatically since then. Interesting to see how poor downtown and Pioneer Square are. I would have expected them to be green areas.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 09:59 PM   #3
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No real surprises. This is medians, and it's irrelevant how much money the top 49% have. A lot of greater Downtown still has more subsidized and/or downmarket housing than newer unsubsidized housing. Pioneer Square in particular has a large shelter population, which must dwarf the numbers of higher income people. Cascade has several large subsidized buildings, as well as a huge retirement complex (this is income, not wealth). With Pioneer Square the numbers might stay low even as hundreds of market rate units are built, but I'd guess Cascade will move to a much higher number when the current 600 market rate units are filled.

Otherwise, students, Navy bases, and PJs.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 10:23 PM   #4
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Yep, it'd be interesting to see how things would differ if means were used instead of medians. I imagine that the high-income areas, e.g., Medina, would be out of sight!
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Old January 1st, 2013, 06:19 AM   #5
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That is really cool map. Few parts of Seattle/Eastside surprised me.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 04:17 PM   #6
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Interesting map! SLU is in the poor category...that being said, this data is from 2006-2010, so I would suspect the median household income has increased dramatically since then. Interesting to see how poor downtown and Pioneer Square are. I would have expected them to be green areas.
Well, that and students tend to be poor
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Old January 4th, 2013, 02:49 PM   #7
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Well, that and students tend to be poor
And to have fewer earners in their households.
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Old January 4th, 2013, 10:38 PM   #8
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It's interesting (to me anyway) that SEA and SFO have among the highest per capita incomes in the country. In addition to quality jobs and workforces, that also reflects many fewer children in the statistics.
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It's interesting (to me anyway) that SEA and SFO have among the highest per capita incomes in the country. In addition to quality jobs and workforces, that also reflects many fewer children in the statistics.
It's true that both SEA and SFO have high incomes and low percentages of families with kids. However, looking at the 24 highest-income cities (annual median family incomes ranging from $63,019 in Bethesda to $59,147 in West Palm Beach), the correlation between per capita income and percent families with children is essentially zero (actually 0.0007). This correlation might rise if you take into account a greater range of cities, but I haven't done that.
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I sure wouldn't dispute (arrow up) in a stats post
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Old January 7th, 2013, 12:13 AM   #11
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And just for fun (I make up these examples all the time anyway for my statistics class) I added in a bunch of low-income cities, and the correlation is even lower!
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