Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Comparing the Richest and Poorest Census Tracts Continued

Here are some more items of interest about these two census tracts:

Poorest by income: Tract 71
0-14 minutes to work: 6%
15-29 minutes to work: 37%
30-59 minutes to work: 49%
over 60 minutes to work: 8%
Lower-rent quartile: $150
Upper-rent quartile: $685
Median Household Income: $29,063
Lower-rent quartile as a percentage of median household income: 6%
Upper-rent quartile as a percentage of median household income: 28%
Same house 1 year ago (Black or African American): 90.8%
Same house 1 year ago (Whites): 74%

Richest by income: Tract 67
0-14 minutes to work: 12%
15-29 minutes to work: 47%
30-59 minutes to work: 38%
over 60 minutes to work: 2%
Lower-rent quartile: $982
Upper-rent quartile: $1,950
Median Household Income: $135,573
Lower-rent quartile as a percentage of median household income: 8.6%
Upper-rent quartile as a percentage of median household income: 17%
Same house 1 year ago (Black or African American): 90%
Same house 1 year ago (Whites): 81%

We can see that those in Tract 71 have longer travel times to work. At the upper range of $685, rent takes more of one's income in Tract 71 than in Tract 67 for the upper range of $1,950. (It is a problem using the median household income for the entire tract for this.) There seems to be a lot of stability year to year in the tracts. More to think about... (Of course, I am using the estimated numbers, rather than actual census numbers, because this is survey data. The survey data gives a general idea for now.)

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