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.
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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.