Elk Grove Mapped by Wealth, According to Census Data

Check out the map to compare income levels in neighborhoods throughout Elk Grove, and the rest of the country.

This map is a visual depiction of income levels across Elk Grove. The cooler colors represent higher incomes and the warmer colors represent lower ones. 

The map was created by a website called Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks, which has mapped out "how much money people make in every neighborhood in every city in America." 

Click to enlarge the Elk Grove map >> 

As you can see, Elk Grove's wealthiest areas are on its outer edges: Sheldon to the east and Laguna West near the southwest corner of the city. The lower-income areas are near Highway 99: west of the freeway and north of Laguna Boulevard, and east of the freeway and south of Bond Road. 

Notice anything else? Share below. 

Play around with the map yourself at Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks. If you want more economic details about a given neighborhood, click the map after you click "search" and it will give you some details. 

Also try typing in big cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco or even Sacramento to see how income levels are distributed large, urban areas. It's very interesting. 

According to the website:  

Source on income data: 2007-2011 American Community Survey. Income figures reflect the U.S. Census definition of income. All map boundaries are Census Tracts.


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campingqueen February 13, 2013 at 10:31 PM
Thanks for putting this out.. I can't wait for trouble to start in my nieghborhood now that they think we have money!
Christine Faulkner February 14, 2013 at 06:02 PM
I think this is cool. Thanks for sharing. This information is useful.


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