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Old 01-29-2010, 12:22 PM
 
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Would you agree these are upper middle class or wealthy cities in California?

Beverley Hills
Mission Viejo
Santa Barbara
Santa Monica
Malibu
Westlake Village
Thousand Oaks
Roseville
Carmel
Monterey
San Luis Obispo
Corte Madera
San Rafael
Walnut Creek
Simi Valley
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San Jose
Bakersfield
San Diego
Chula Vista
San Leandro
Stockton
Sacramento
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Santa Clarita
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Temecula
Palm Desert
Carlsbad
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San Leandro
Santa Rosa
Novato
Brentwood
Emeryville
Irvine
Newport Beach
Corona
Escondido
Glendale
Torrance
Seal Beach
Ventura
Napa
Camarillo
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Would you agree these are upper middle class or wealthy cities in California?

Beverley Hills

Malibu

Simi Valley

Fresno
San Jose
Bakersfield

Chula Vista

Stockton
Sacramento


Corona
There's a huge difference between the aggregate economic profile of residents of the cities listed above. So, it's hard to classify all the cities on the original list as upper middle class or wealthy. Most cities have elements of both.
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:42 PM
 
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Cities are very diverse places. You can find a variety of income levels in nearly all of them. Trying to classify most of them as one or the other is especially difficult when you have a mix of population sizes.

Additionally, trying to classify as only one or the other is difficult due to cost of living differences or even individual viewpoints of what "upper middle class" or "wealthy" means.

I know people in San Francisco who consider themselves only middle class due to the cost of living who would be considered upper middle class or wealthy by the standards of many other Americans.

It is much easier to classify neighborhoods or census tracts since they are much smaller units. But even that level still has problems.
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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Well, I made this list by which cities have Ann Taylor and/or Talbot's stores.
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, Placerville
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Most of the cities listed have a fairly balanced amount of people of all classes.

Walnut Creek and Orinda are probably good examples of upper-middle class and wealthy cities.

Keep in mind that what is upper-middle income for the country as a whole is lower-middle to middle class in California.
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Old 01-29-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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Retail companies do not at the entire city, instead it is the number of customers matching their profile in the retail trade area around the store location.

Some of the customers cross city boundaries which then throws your classification model off, particularly if a store is near the boundary between 2 cities.

Stores also usually look at the individual zip codes or census tracts not city limits which helps determine the location of the store within a city or even the number of stores in a single city.
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Well, I made this list by which cities have Ann Taylor and/or Talbot's stores.
OK, then almost all of them are lower end because you'll probably find a pawn shop somewhere in them too.
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Old 01-29-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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so which cities would I be wrong about? are fresno and bakersfield wealthy or upper middle class cities? they both have talbots, and fresno also has ann taylor.

i think any city with a talbots and a sak's fifth avenue is a wealthy city.
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Well, I made this list by which cities have Ann Taylor and/or Talbot's stores.
I've seen Ann Taylors and Talbot's in just about every mall across the country. They're "mall" stores. It means nothing. Please tell me you don't expect people to sort through your list of 100 places and comment..you could probably look up on this information on this very website to find the median income of a city.
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:21 PM
 
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LOL that just looks like every city in CA with a population over 100k.
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