Drive through Martinez and you might 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 shows that the median household income in and around Martinez ranges from $30,000 to more than $100,000.
Homes in the downtown core have median incomes of slightly more than $30,000 a year.
The neighborhoods just south of downtown range from $48,000 to $60,000 a year.
The census tracts just north of Highway 4 near Morello Park show annual incomes from $81,000 to $108,000.
The neighborhoods south of Highway 4 range from $90,000 to $105,000 a year.
The range for median household income in California is $53,000 to $68,000 a year.
To see the data mapped out census tract by census tract, visit the Rich Block, Poor Blocks website.