Rich Block, Poor Block: How Do Neighborhoods In Los Altos and Los Altos Hills Compare?

What are the annual median household incomes in different parts of town?

Drive through neighborhoods in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, 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 income in and around Los Altos ranges from $104,000 to about $171,000.

The homes in North Los Altos have annual incomes of $160,000. Neighborhoods in the southeast corner of the city, between Highways 85 and 280, have incomes of $153,000.

The highest neighborhoods are in Los Altos Hills, where median annual incomes vary from $202,000 to $219,000.

Overall, median incomes in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills 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.


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