Rich Block, Poor Block: How Does Your Puyallup Neighborhood Compare?

Do different parts of Puyallup have different income levels? And how do the closest neighbors of Puyallup residents compare? Read on to find the answer.

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.

Are you surprised by any of the local data? Tell us in the comments section.

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.


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