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

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

Drive through Glendora, and you will notice that some blocks are more affluent than others. But just how wide is the disparity between different parts of town?

Thanks to the efforts of the website, Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks, we have the answers to those questions. The site uses data compiled from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey to show median household income by census tract.

The data shows that the median household income in Glendora ranges from $53,696 to $136,786. According to the data, the census tracts above East Sierra Madre Avenue and west of North Cullen Avenue have a median household income of $136,786. The tracts above East Foothill Boulevard but east of North Cullen Avenue have a median household income of $107,461 and $108,229. Move further south below East Foothill Boulevard and east of South Loraine Avenue, the median household income drops to $83,551 to $89,000. Cross the street of South Loraine, and the median household income drops to $58, 698. That is, however, still above the statewide middle class range of $53,000 to $67,000. Tracts below the 210 freeway and west of South Sunflower show a median household income of $75,325.

The figures tend to drop off when looking at tracts in neighboring cities. In Azusa, the lowest median household income is $35,656. In Charter Oak and San Dimas, the median household income is around $64,000.

To see the data mapped out and check out more Southern California neighborhoods, visit the Rich Block, Poor Blocks website.

Dan Crandell January 13, 2013 at 05:16 PM
This so called "survey" is a five star award to the City of Glendora. and it's PEOPLE. Diversity is what makes it a great place to live. Conduct this survey in PASADENA and you will find the Titanic mentality of high high high Upper Class and low low low lower class. Snooty floats at the top for sure. No worries here Glendora.
Gloria January 22, 2013 at 12:01 AM
It's not rich block's vs poor block's, it's PRIDE of the owner's or renter's in keeping their home and property neat.
Steven Hanson January 22, 2013 at 01:51 AM
Good point Gloria. My Grandparents bought a home for $3,500 and lived in it all their lives...it was always neat, clean, repaired and their yard was immaculate. "Rich" is irrelevant in terms of how you maintain your property.
Ralph Long January 22, 2013 at 02:57 PM
Excellent point, Gloria. I am not even a owner (yet), we rent a townhouse, south of 66, but we take tremendous pride in where we live. We try to keep the townhouse nice, decorate for the holidays, pick up trash around the complex, keep out decks and patios nice, etc. When people are proud of where they live, it makes the whole community better and easier to live in.
Iain February 07, 2013 at 06:53 AM
Well get out my smelling salts. Imagine that... a survey to tell us that people who live in bigger and nicer homes make more money? Hmmm... imagine that!

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