Surrounded!

Posted by: MacBozo

Surrounded! - 02/11/13 04:14 PM

By the wealthy!

This Is The Most Depressing Version Of Google Maps Iíve Ever Seen

I checked my neighborhood and see that my wife and I are above the median for our area. We're still not financially secure, though.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Surrounded! - 02/11/13 05:10 PM

Very cool concept though!
Posted by: carp

Re: Surrounded! - 02/11/13 06:05 PM

Whats interesting is the numbers change for a given state. Like Ohio starts off with 18,000 to 89,000 . Nevada 26,000 to 99,000
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Surrounded! - 02/11/13 06:26 PM

Well, median incomes differ from state to state.
Posted by: carp

Re: Surrounded! - 02/11/13 06:31 PM

Yes it does differer - so ya better off in Nevada rather than Ohio. Which I guess the casinos pay more than the auto industry unions ? ?
Posted by: DLC

Re: Surrounded! - 02/11/13 07:34 PM

Looked at Atlanta map, and they didn't even show the 'burbs where it'd be VERY blue (upscaley)!
I think those areas would be a more a "Royal" Blue !! grin
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Surrounded! - 02/12/13 04:36 AM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
Well, median incomes differ from state to state.


Which, on it's own, doesn't matter a hill of beans until you consider what the "cost of living" is for that state.
That's the rule of thumb to use if considering moving somewhere.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Surrounded! - 02/12/13 06:33 AM

Use this link and you can zoom in to see specific neighborhoods, etc.
Posted by: MacBozo

Re: Surrounded! - 02/12/13 06:34 AM

I found it interesting that the poorer are concentrated in the inner cities while the wealthier live outside of the cities.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Surrounded! - 02/12/13 07:52 AM

Originally Posted By: MacBozo
I found it interesting that the poorer are concentrated in the inner cities while the wealthier live outside of the cities.


Isn't this the norm? I've always thought it was but wasn't sure.

Dave
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Surrounded! - 02/12/13 08:00 AM

It's the norm now, really since the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways was built and its effects kicked in. The highways made it really easy to move out of town and get estate-sized properties. So the middle class moved out and the poor, who couldn't afford the estates or the travel costs, stayed in the cities.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Surrounded! - 02/12/13 09:27 AM

NYC and probably San Francisco are probably among the few exceptions.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Surrounded! - 02/12/13 10:47 AM

Miami /Ft Lauderdale also not the norm.
With ocean and the Everglades surrounding us....
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Surrounded! - 02/12/13 10:53 AM

Look at a map of Philly and you'll see the effect pretty clearly. Like in all cities, there's a small area right in town of very high incomes, but otherwise, it's poverty. I think too that there's been a countermove, you know--gentrification--in the last decade or two, but that happens only in "desirable" cities, big cities. In places like where I live, small cities with populations up to 200,000 or so, the inner city is an economic wasteland.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Surrounded! - 02/12/13 12:02 PM

True dat. I should've known, having lived in SoFla for a year. Miami, especially.
Posted by: carp

Re: Surrounded! - 02/12/13 06:21 PM

I agree.

Here though the inner city is very small (China Town) where it is sorta ghetto looking maybe about 4 blocks big. Go down a block or 2 where the tall buildings are , the apartment rents start at 3,000 and up.
Posted by: DLC

Re: Surrounded! - 02/12/13 07:17 PM

Thanks, that WAS fascinating !! smile