Ilya Marritz covers business for WNYC.
Map | The Region’s Pockets of Wealth and Poverty
Thursday, December 06, 2012
New numbers from the federal government show how incomes vary across New York and New Jersey.
A close look at the data reveals pockets of wealth and poverty across the region.
(Map: Shows household income for thousands of neighborhoods across both states.)
Arguably the richest place in New York City is Fifth Avenue in the 70s, where the median household takes in $247,000 a year. That's 26 times the median income in one Coney Island neighborhood, where households get by on less than ten thousand dollars. That doesn't include non-cash benefits like Medicaid.
As for the city's middle income pack, the census data says it's people living along Howard Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, with household incomes $51,000.