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Glen Burnie Income Map Shows Stark Differences by Neighborhood

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

Glen Burnie Income Map Shows Stark Differences by Neighborhood

This map is a visual depiction of income levels across Glen Burnie and northern Anne Arundel County. The cooler green colors represent higher incomes and the warmer colors represent lower ones.

Greater Glen Burnie has a mixture of faint green areas, for moderately high income households, to dark reds for households with an income of less than $26,000.

Click the image to the right to enlarge the Glen Burnie map >>

One neighborhood, from Mountain Road up to Marley Neck Road, has an average household income of less than $34,000 while households in the adjacent neighborhood toward Chestnut Hill Cove averaged more than $84,000.

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."

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. 

Share your findings below in the comments section.

Try typing in other cities—like nearby Baltimore—to see how income levels are distributed in large, urban areas compared to Glen Burnie.

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.

Editor's note: Patch editor Justin Cox contributed to this report.

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