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Old 12-29-2010, 08:53 AM
 
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I'm not sure how useful this list is. Somerset, PA isn't Utopia, but it isn't a rat hole either.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Ahem...seems the majority are not located in the South.

Could it be that a stereotype is wrong!?
Almost all of the Northern ones I see on the top of the list are home to prestigious colleges or boarding schools with high academic standards. Seems the majority of those aren't located in the South, either.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:30 AM
 
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All college towns.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Denver
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The zip code in my city (79406) is the campus of Texas Tech and has only students living in it.
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:35 AM
 
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With my quick review, it looks like a lot of the "poor" zip codes are college towns. So I think you're getting figures diluted by student incomes.
Agree. Lot of the cities have college campuses...that explains it.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:20 AM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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I checked the San Diego zip (never heard of it) and Google placed right in the middle of the airport runway at Brown field!

Agreed the list is pretty meaningless.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:35 AM
 
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Could it be that a stereotype is wrong!?
No.
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:53 AM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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I'm from Michigan and I didn't see Detroit on there. Detroit has GOT to be one of the poorest cities in the U.S. And I've never been to Massachusetts, but I thought Amherst was a nice college town.
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:10 AM
 
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and what did we learn from this?

zip codes are not what we should be measuring.
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Lower income is just fine if the cost of living and taxes are also lower in those places. Are they?
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