An interactive map at the Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks website offers a glimpse at median household incomes, by neighborhoods, in the Ross Township and West View area—or anywhere in the country.
Take, for instance, the areas around North Hills Junior and Senior High Schools. The median income is $63,598.
The numbers are compiled by census tract. The tract that includes most of West View is $51,870. The area east of McKnight Road near Ross Park Mall has a median income of $84,779.
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 author of the Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks map is name is Christopher Persaud, an editorial research specialist with Bankrate.com.
To see what your neighborhood's median income is, click here for the "Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks" map.
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