WNYC And Census Map Out New York City's Wealthiest And Poorest Neighborhoods
WNYC has built an interesting map using data from the Census Bureau to highlight the city's wealthiest and poorest neighborhoods.
The data, which was collected from 2006 to 2010, reveals the Melrose-Morrisania neighborhood in the South Bronx to be the poorest with an annual median income of $8,694.
New York's wealthiest neighborhoods include the Tribeca area north of the World Trade Center and two areas in the Upper East Side.
But it's not all dollar signs for New Yorkers. In fact, the city faces a tremendous $2 billion dollar deficit and as the country's wealth disparity continues to widen, many middle earners are forced lower in the income ladder.
This past November, the Coalition For The Homeless reported that the city's homeless shelter population rose to 41,000, marking it the first time New City has exceeded the 40,000 population.