When you drive through Puyallup, some neighborhoods seem 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.
The data show that the median household income in Puyallup ranges from $43,106 to $108,148. In general, the income number increases from areas near Thun Field to a northern direction toward Sumner.
The statewide middle-class range is between $52,508 to $64,322.
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Median monthly rents tend to mirror the same geographical pattern, ranging for $804 a month in the central Puyallup area to $1,583 in the neighborhoods near the airport. However, the neighborhood that had the highest-income levels offered the lowest monthly rent in the community with $698.
To see the data mapped out and check out more Puget Sound-area neighborhoods, visit the Rich Block, Poor Blocks website.