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Rich Block, Poor Block: How Do Neighborhoods In El Cerrito Compare?

What are the annual median household incomes in different parts of town?

Drive through El Cerrito and you might notice that some neighborhoods are 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.

Are you surprised by any of the local data? Tell us in the comments section.

The data shows that the median household income in El Cerrito ranges from under $40,000 to more than $100,000.

The incomes can vary greatly from neighborhood to adjacent neighborhood.

The streets that border Interstate 80 are listed as having a median income of $37,000 a year.

A census tract in southern El Cerrito shows a median income of $47,000 a year.

Next door in the tract that includes the Richmond Annex the annual income is $52,000.

The neighborhoods around the El Cerrito BART station have median incomes of $63,000.

Central El Cerrito neighborhood have incomes in the $70,000 range.

The tract that includes Cerrito Vista Park clocks in at $95,000.

The two tracts in the El Cerrito Hills have incomes of $106,000 and $108,000 a year.

The range for median household income in California is $53,000 to $68,000 a year.

To see the data mapped out census tract by census tract, visit the Rich Block, Poor Blocks website.

Alvin Mabuhay March 27, 2013 at 01:24 AM
Poor neighborhoods-low income, wealthy neighborhood-high income. Who woulda thought?
Dorothy Coakley March 27, 2013 at 01:38 AM
Excuuuuse me!!! This is an obnoxious question. In El Cerrito we lack ostentation...its a lifestyle choice.
John Stashik March 27, 2013 at 04:30 AM
More Patch hard news.
Dale F. Mead March 31, 2013 at 03:51 PM
I'd be interested in inspecting this diagram in more detail, but it isn't complete, and is covered by the color key. Our street doesn't even show. Can you please post a more serviceable one?

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