Davis Mapped by Income, According to Census Data

Check out the map to compare income levels in neighborhoods throughout Davis, and the rest of the country.


This map is a visual depiction of income levels across Davis. The cooler colors represent higher incomes and the warmer colors represent lower ones. 

The map was created by a website called Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks, which has mapped out "how much money people make in every neighborhood in every city in America." 

Click to enlarge the Davis map >> 

As you can see, Davis's richest areas are in South and East Davis, most notably in El Macero. The lower-income areas are on campus and along J Street, both of which are dominated by student housing and apartments. 

Notice anything else? Share below. 

Play around with the map yourself at Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks. If you want more economic details about a given neighborhood, click the map after you click "search" and it will give you some details. 

Also try typing in big cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco or even Sacramento to see how income levels are distributed in large, urban areas. It's very interesting.  

According to the website:  

Source on income data: 2007-2011 American Community Survey. Income figures reflect the U.S. Census definition of income. All map boundaries are Census Tracts.

Lawson February 13, 2013 at 05:06 PM
Good stuff Justin. Well done!
barbara ruhmann February 14, 2013 at 05:27 PM
Interesting! I'm waaaaay below the median for my neighborhood, so I assume most of my neighbors are millionaires... And yet, not a Beamer in sight!
Roberto February 14, 2013 at 09:15 PM
Wow, how cool is this. The perfect map for burglars. It shows them the areas where the money is. Thanks Justin.
Bob McMullen February 15, 2013 at 02:38 AM
Duh, Roberto. I'm sure the burglars are consulting census maps to find out where to work. And there is NO WAY they could figure this out WITHOUT the map. But not to fear, you probably have your trusty AK-47 to protect your home.


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