Drive through Santa Cruz and you might notice that some neighborhoods are more affluent than others. But just how wide is the 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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Surprisingly, the highest neighborhoods in Santa Cruz are the blocks below DeLaveaga Golf Course, known as the "Banana Belt." They have annual incomes of $118,000.
On the upper Westside, the household incomes range from $74,000 to $88,000 annually.
In the census tract covering part of downtown and Beach Flats, households make $33,000 annually.
The neighborhoods between West Cliff Drive and Mission Street report annual incomes of $74,000 to $81,000.
Homes in the Seabright neighborhood report annual median incomes of $54,000 to $59,000.
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.