Jul 28, 2014

What is Your Neighborhood's Median Income?

'Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks' Map lets you see the median income for your neighborhood in Forest Hills, Swissvale, Edgewood, Wilkinsburg and surrounding communities.

What is Your Neighborhood's Median Income?

An interactive map at the Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks website offers a glimpse at median household incomes, by neighborhoods, in the Forest Hills-Regent Square area—or anywhere in the country.

Take, for instance, the Swissvale neighborhood between the South Braddock Avenue business district and Frick Park. The number shows a median household income of $80,781. Yet the neighborhood between McClure Street, the East Busway and Rankin has a median household income of $25,313.

In comparison, the statewide middle-class income range is $44,750 and $54,425. The information for the map is obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2007-2011 American Community Survey.

The neighborhood near the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf in Edgewood has a median income of $53,750. But the adjacent Wilkinsburg neighborhood bordered by Walnut Street, Coal Street and the East Busway has a median income of $12,218.

The section of Forest Hills between the Wilkinsburg border and Filmore Road has a median income of $64,853, while the rest of the borough has a median income of $50,027.

To see what your neighborhood's median income is, click here for the "Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks" map.

Editor's note: The map was created by Chris Persuad, an editorial research specialist for Bankrate.com, during his spare time.


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