When you drive through University Place, some neighborhoods seem more affluent than others. But just how wide is the disparity between different parts of town?
A new data-based website, Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks provides some answers to that question. The site uses U.S. census information compiled from the 2007-2011 American Community Survey to show median household income and monthly rents by census tract.
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The data show that the median household income in University Place ranges from $36,946 to $77,054. (The average income level is the highest in the neighborhood, just south of Fircrest, with $84,893.) Not surprisingly, income levels are generally higher along the waterfront--especially around the Chambers Creek properties.
The statewide middle-class range is between $52,508 to $64,322.
Median monthly rents tend to mirror the same geographical pattern, ranging for $786 a month in the northern part of town to $1,310 near the Chambers Creek area.
To see the data mapped out and check out more Puget Sound-area neighborhoods, visit the Rich Block, Poor Blocks website.