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.
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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.