Mapping median income across Minnesota

Click anywhere on the map to see the median income of a census tract. While there are some significant variations in Greater Minnesota, notice how much more dramatic they are when you zoom in on the Twin Cities area. You can also zoom out for comparisons to the region and the rest of the country.

This map was created by WNYC.


Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by jody rooney on 12/19/2013 - 11:37 am.

    This should probably answer Mr. Tester’s question

    about who can get a subsidy for health insurance. Thank you for posting.

    Just to be clear this is household income not individual income but as you can see in many of the places the median (50% are above and 50% are below) is close to or less than the highest subsidy rate for MnSure.

  2. Submitted by Mark Voorhees on 12/19/2013 - 01:19 pm.

    Interesting map! It would be nice to see a cost of living associated with the household income or an overlay.

  3. Submitted by Ray Schoch on 12/20/2013 - 07:29 am.

    It inclines me to wonder

    about the correlation, if there is one, between median income and median housing price. Median income in my Minneapolis neighborhood is more than $10K less than median income in my son’s Minneapolis neighborhood. That *seems* to be reflected in median home prices, but I’m not a statistician, and don’t really know how closely those two figures are correlated. The connection would seem to be a logical one, but plenty of seemingly-sensible connections are not, in fact, cause-and-effect.

    In any case, an interesting map. Thanks for posting it.

  4. Submitted by Anne Uehling on 12/20/2013 - 10:10 am.

    Iron Mining area

    In Saint Louis County, if you look at the incomes in the areas being mined, they are less than in the rest of the county, as much as $10,000 less.

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