When you drive through Enumclaw and the greater Plateau, some neighborhoods seem 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.
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The data show that the median household income in the immediate Enumclaw area ranges from $57,950 to $90,070. (The figure gets higher into Black Diamond at $95,582.) In general, the income number increases in a northeasterly direction away from the city of Enumclaw and toward the Seattle metro area.
The statewide middle-class range is between $52,508 to $64,322.
Median monthly rents, however, seem to go against the income trend. A large section of data for the area just west of the city of Enumclaw is not available on this map, but data for the city finds monthly rent between $761 and $894. In Buckley, rents are closer to $917. The median monthly rent in the tract north of S.E. 416th Street is just $314, but standard deviation is much higher at +/- $625.
To see the data mapped out and check out more Puget Sound-area neighborhoods, visit the Rich Block, Poor Blocks website.