According to a website that maps census data, rental prices in downtown Silver Spring vary—a lot.
Don't tell the people living west of East-West Highway, but folks to the east are paying hundreds less per month in rent. And east of Fenton Street? Prices go down even more. This is all according to the American Community Survey, a yearly product of the Census Bureau that helps local governments know key demographic information about residents. A website, www.richblockspoorblocks.com, plugged in the rental price numbers for 2007-2011 and created color-coded maps that show where people are paying the most to live. For downtown Silver Spring, the money district is a small, oddly shaped swath running to the east of 16th Street and Eastern Avenue, bounded by Newell Street to the South, East-West Highway to the east and the Metro tracks to …
Census figures show that Maryland had the highest median household income in the nation, paced by wealth in counties near Baltimore and Washington, DC.
- Tim Lemke
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Maryland has the highest median household income in the nation, and most of the wealth is concentrated in counties in the Baltimore-Washington area, new census figures show. Data from the 2011 American Community Survey shows that Maryland’s median household income was $70,004, nearly 39 percent higher than the national average of $50,502. Montgomery County ranked the second wealthiest place with a median household income of $92,909, just behind Howard County ($98,953). Several other Maryland counties ranked in the top 50 nationally. Other Maryland counties including Anne Arundel, Harford, Carroll and Prince George’s all reported household incomes higher than the state and national average. In Maryland, 7.8 percent of all households …