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View Poll Results: Is the West Coast rich or poor by average US standards?
Rich 20 68.97%
Poor 9 31.03%
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:18 AM
 
Location: LoS ScAnDaLoUs KiLLa CaLI
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The median income in Oroville is $18,500. The median home value according to Zillow is $163k. The Chicago metro median income is $60,000 and the median home value is $186k.
And? This goes against what I said because???

Not to mention that a huge chunk of Oroville is made up of Bay Area and Sacramento retirees, I wouldn't except most people to be making all that much money. SSI isn't considered income.

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Old 06-02-2015, 11:31 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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If we are talking overall and in a very general sense, then yes, I would say the West is richer. And the big cities definitely FEEL richer, classier, etc. than other big cities in the US.

But obviously there are certain clusters here and there that can feel like a third world country, especially in LA.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:34 PM
 
Location: New England
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And? This goes against what I said because???

Not to mention that a huge chunk of Oroville is made up of Bay Area and Sacramento retirees, I wouldn't except most people to be making all that much money. SSI isn't considered income.
You said Chicago is "much more expensive than Oroville." It's clearly not much more expensive if the average home in Oroville is 160k and Chicago is 180k.

An accountant in Sacramento (which is over an hour away from Oroville) has an average salary of $48,000. In Chicago, it's $60,000. According to CNN's COL Calculator, an accountant in Sacramento would have to make $58,000 to equal out to Chicago's $60,000. But they don't. The average in Sacramento is only $48,000 and Sacramento is well over an hour away from Oroville. The salaries would be even lower in Oroville or Yuba City than they already are in Sacramento.

The median age of Oroville is only 32.6 from the City of Oroville website. Retirees don't make up that big of a chunk of it.
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Old 06-02-2015, 12:43 PM
 
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The West is the Gold Coast, California in particular is where they say the American Dream is achieved. Having been to other regions & states in my opinion the West is way more Advanced than the rest of the country ,Better weather,Better food,Better Quality of life,Better World class cities & Entertainment ,L.A,Honolulu, San Diego, Las vegas, San Francisco, Seattle in one region is Golden.I would list the South as the 2nd best Region due to Atlanta, New orleans,Houston & Miami also being world class cities, The Northeast basically has Nyc ,D.c & Philly as their main top cities & isn't big enough to compete with the West & South. And the Eastcoast weather is terrible in comparison.
LMFAO this poster is hilarious.
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