Drive through Edmonds, and you will 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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The data show that the median household income in Edmonds ranges from $46,501 to $105,504. (Woodway was even higher, at $133,571.) Not surprisingly, income levels are generally higher along the waterfront—especially north and south of downtown—and relatively lower near State Routes 99 and 104.
Almost every Edmonds tract has an average income well above the statewide middle-class range of $52,508 to $64,322.
Median monthly rents tend to mirror the same geographical pattern, ranging for $745 a month in the southeast corner of town to $1,311 along the waterfront.
To see the data mapped out and check out more Puget Sound-area neighborhoods, visit the Rich Block, Poor Blocks website.