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Elk Grove Mapped by Wealth, According to Census Data

Check out the map to compare income levels in neighborhoods throughout Elk Grove, and the rest of the country.

Elk Grove Mapped by Wealth, According to Census Data

This map is a visual depiction of income levels across Elk Grove. The cooler colors represent higher incomes and the warmer colors represent lower ones. 

The map was created by a website called  Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks, which has mapped out "how much money people make in every neighborhood in every city in America." 

Click to enlarge the Elk Grove map >> 

As you can see, Elk Grove's wealthiest areas are on its outer edges: Sheldon to the east and Laguna West near the southwest corner of the city. The lower-income areas are near Highway 99: west of the freeway and north of Laguna Boulevard, and east of the freeway and south of Bond Road. 

Notice anything else? Share below. 

Play around with the map yourself at  Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks. If you want more economic details about a given neighborhood, click the map after you click "search" and it will give you some details. 

Also try typing in big cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco or even Sacramento to see how income levels are distributed large, urban areas. It's very interesting. 

According to the website:  

Source on income data: 2007-2011  American Community Survey. Income figures reflect the U.S. Census  definition of income. All map boundaries are  Census Tracts.

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