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It’s no secret there is a huge income disparity in Berkeley. Data from the 2010 Census Bureau’s Gini Index showed that Berkeley had the widest gap in the Bay Area between rich and poor, according to a 2011 Bay Citizen article.
Now a man named Chris Persuad has mapped out all the census blocks in the United States. Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks provides a visual glimpse of how income is distributed. In Berkeley, it’s much as you would expect. The wealthiest areas are around the Claremont Hotel and in the hills. The census tract with the highest median income is around Solano Avenue, specifically the neighborhoods between The Alameda to Grizzly Peak, north of Marin. That tract, 4212, has a median household income of $158,988. … Continue reading »