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

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

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

A new data-based website, Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks provides some answers to that question. The site uses U.S. census information compiled from the 2007-2011 American Community Survey to show median household income and monthly rents by census tract.

Are you surprised by any of the local data? Tell us in the comments section.

The data show that the median household income in the area ranges from $60,721 in the Totem Lake area to $109,375 in the Northwest part of Kirkland. Not surprisingly, income levels are generally higher along the waterfront of Lake Washington.

Median monthly rents tend to mirror the same geographical pattern, ranging for $943 a month in Inglewood to $1,697 in waterfront areas. In South Juanita, median rent is $1,058.

To see the data mapped out and check out more Puget Sound-area neighborhoods, visit the Rich Block, Poor Blocks website.

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