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Rich Block, Poor Block: How Does Your Gig Harbor Neighborhood Compare?

Do different parts of the Peninsula have different income levels? And how do the closest neighbors of Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula residents compare? Read on to find the answer.

When you drive through Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula, 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 Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula ranges from $48,245 to $102,906. In general, income levels are higher along the waterfront—especially Cromwell, Kopachuck and Fox Island areas.

In contrast, the median household income in Key Peninsula tends to be higher in the northern part at $64,000. The income level decreases to $48,000 in the Lakebay and Longbranch neighborhoods.

The statewide middle-class range is between $52,508 to $64,322.

Median monthly rents tend to mirror the same geographical pattern, ranging from $821 a month in the Lakebay and Longbranch areas on Key Peninsula to a monthly fee of $1,158 along the Gig Harbor waterfront. 

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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