The Real Deal New York

Are NYC and San Francisco just for the rich?: VIDEO

December 22, 2013 05:00PM

The cost of living in both New York City and San Francisco has skyrocketed in the past twenty years. Today, some feel that these cities have left behind their traditions as “economically diverse melting pots” to become exclusive playgrounds for the wealthy.

And this transformation is made especially clear by new visualizations from the U.S. Census Bureau (see video above), citing data from its latest American Community Survey of population and income, according to the Huffington Post.

The maps illustrate the change in median household incomes from 1990 to 2012 in NYC and San Francisco. The darker shades on the map correlate with higher income, and brighter shades represent lower incomes. The darkest red areas show neighborhoods with a median household income of $75,000 per year or more, and the lightest white indicates a median household income of $35,000 per year or less. [Huffington Post]Christopher Cameron

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  • phil

    i wonder how these 2 cities, where its inhabitants are leading the charge for “income equality” and has been guided by policies all these years that suppose to equalize the people have had an opposite effect ???

    (even under Rudy and Bloomberg who managed the city pretty well, yhe anti poverty programs and redistribution continued in full force)

    Hey libs! its time to rethink you ideology and refocus your efforts on creating more opportunities for the poor so they can earn their own living without you spoon feeding them, rather then try to bring down the Rich fat cats,

  • Daniel

    It is sad that the people earning $35k a year in the 1990’s can no longer live in Central Park!

  • G

    a. In what skewed reality is $75K/yr considered rich? That is barely lower-middle class.
    b. What about inflation? Of course more people make $75K today than in 1990.
    c. What this article is essentially saying is that NYC got rid of crime-ridden hoods and turned them into quality communities. I don’t see how that can be construed as negative. In 1990, there were also over 2,000 murders in the city vs. ~400 in 2012.