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Old 01-27-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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LA had a lot more actual poor neighborhoods. I expect lots of wealth. Didn't expect it in almost every area, even most of Deep East Oakland.
Im not surprised at all myself. Its not uncommon to see visibly affluent people in the Deep East. Many are business owners, others are people who have become successful and have decided to stay, lots and lots of upwardly mobile African Americans and Immigrants.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Since when is $100K a lot of money in California?
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Since when is $100K a lot of money in California?
Well we have to put that $100,000 into perspective.

When an income stat is released by "household", that's not necessarily a family-it could be one of several combinations of couples, singles, non-family households, etc.

This is why I prefer the Median and/or Average "FAMILY" stat the best because it reveals what your traditional dad+mom+kids(which I do believe is the largest subgroup) is making.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:48 AM
 
Location: San Jose
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amazing the red throughout the bay area, not good for rental rates!
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:55 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Wow, I live in one of those red neighborhoods and it's hard to believe given that the estimated median household income in the zip code was under $70K in 2009 according to City-Data's own information.

http://www.city-data.com/zips/94115.html
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Wow, I live in one of those red neighborhoods and it's hard to believe given that the estimated median household income in the zip code was under $70K in 2009 according to City-Data's own information.

http://www.city-data.com/zips/94115.html
This map is counting what the top 5% in the zip code make. Not the median.
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Old 01-28-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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This map is counting what the top 5% in the zip code make. Not the median.
I know that, but given where the median is, it's hard for me to believe that it's skewed as much as it is. Also, if you look on that page, you can see a bar graph with the income distributions. Note that the right-most bar is for $200K and up. I would have expected that the $1M+ folks to only make up a small percentage of that $200K category.
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