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.