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Rich Block, Not-So-Rich Block: How Do Neighborhoods In Cupertino Compare?

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

Drive through some Cupertino neighborhoods and it may be difficult to spot differences between affluence, bringing up the question: is there 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 incomes in and around Cupertino top $100,000 in most neighborhoods.

The neighborhoods in southwest Cupertino, near Linda Vista Park, average $184,000.

Along Highway 280, median incomes average $119,000 to $130,000.

The lowest-income neighborhoods surround Cupertino High School and Sedgwick Elementary School. The median household incomes there are about $65,000 a year.

Overall, median incomes in Cupertino eclipse state averages. The range for median household income in California is $28,000 to $125,000 a year. The statewide middle-class income range is $53,264 to $68,300.

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

Local Reader March 28, 2013 at 02:13 PM
What a range. What is amazing is how high the Cupertino High School API (over 900 now) is given the median income of the neighborhood. Well done CHS!

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