Quick: Can you name the wealthiest neighborhoods? You may be surprised when you look at our interactive.
There’s a growing number of high-income households in neighborhoods across the Tri-State, according to U.S. Census data released in December.
The 2012 U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey shows there are nearly 33,000 households with income of $200,000 or more in Hamilton and 13 surrounding counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
In 2010, there were about 30,000 households in that income range.
The latest survey, released in mid-December, uses five years’ worth of data to calculate population, households and income estimates for small geographic areas within a county, such as census tracts.
Census tracts are neighborhood-like areas within a county that are bounded by major roads and waterways.
Last year, 154 of the 505 census tracts across the Tri-State had concentrations of high-income households at or above four percent – the overall average for the region. That’s 20 more tracts than was reported in 2010.
Eight of the 10 tracts with the highest concentrations of $200,000-plus households are in Hamilton County. The top tract in the region, with nearly half the households in the high-income range, is located along the Ohio River in the southeast corner of the county.
Click on any portion of the interactive map to see the concentration of high-income households in the area. Use the filter to see tracts within a particular county. You can zoom using the slider bar to the left.
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