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For Local Neighborhoods, Plenty of Green at 'Rich Blocks Poor Blocks'

The website shows median incomes in census blocks.

A website called Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks is using U.S. Census Bureau data to color-code census tracts on a map according to median income.

As might be expected, the neighborhoods of Lower Merion and Narberth are mostly to the "Rich Blocks" end of the spectrum, in shades of green, rather than the reds of the lower-income areas.

Users type in a location to pull up its map and can click on each census tract to see the details. Median incomes are expressed with margins of error, since the data comes from American Community Survey sampling.

The middle-class income range for Pennsylvania is listed as $44,000 to $53,000, and Lower Merion and Narberth's neighborhoods mostly fall above that range.

Local census tracts' median incomes are listed as follows:

  • 2043 (Bala Cynwyd), $93,459, +/- $15,815
  • 2044 (Bala Cynwyd), $113,804, +/- $22,628
  • 2045 (Merion Station), $124,960, +/- $21,942
  • 2046 (Penn Valley, Merion Station), $192,018, +/- $31,060
  • 2047.01 (Penn Valley), $103,555, +/- $21,040
  • 2047.02 (Belmont Hills, Penn Valley), $120,142, +/- $13,461
  • 2048 (Gladwyne, Villanova, Bryn Mawr), $182,702, +/- $34,204
  • 2049 (Villanova, Rosemont), $176,845, +/- $44,057
  • 2050 (Bryn Mawr, Rosemont), $63,542, +/- $23,686
  • 2051 (Bryn Mawr), $58,526, +/- $11,142
  • 2052 (Haverford), $115,875, +/- $27,215
  • 2053 (Ardmore), $61,250, +/- $12,136
  • 2054 (Ardmore, Wynnewood), $90,769, +/- $12,185
  • 2055.01 (Ardmore, Wynnewood), $53,346, +/- $6,199
  • 2055.02 (Wynnewood), $148,402, +/- $15,298
  • 2055.03 (Wynnewood, Penn Wynne), $92,857, +/- $8,606
  • 2056 (Narberth), $77,983, +/- $11,764

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