Ever wonder how how different Marple Newtown neighborhoods are from each other? And is there an income disparity in different parts of town?
Thanks to the efforts of the website, Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks, we have the answers to those questions. The site uses data compiled from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey to show median household income by census tract.
The data shows that of Marple's four census tracts, the neighborhoods in the western portion of the township is wealthier. The ACS estimates for the western portion of Broomall are of a median household incomes of $86,719 to $89,457 whereas the corresponding figures in the east are from $70,505 to $72,200.
The data shows that of Newtown Township's three census tracts, the neighborhoods in the northern and western portions of the township is also wealthier. The ACS estimates for the northern and western portions of Newtown Square are of a median household incomes of $89,643 to $128,929 whereas the corresponding figures in the east are around $75,122.
Though most Marple Newtown residents won't see a perceptible difference in the immediate neighborhoods of the towns next door, looking at the whole census tracts shows a significant drop-off in household incomes in some areas. The lowest household income figure in a neighboring census tract is estimated at $46,702 in the area around Revere Road and Valley Road in Drexel Hill.
The most well-off census tract adjacent to the Marple Newtown area is in Radnor Township where the median household income is estimated at $147,188.
Middle class in Pennsylvania ranges between $44,000 to $53,000, according to the survey.
To see the data mapped out and to check out more Marple Newtown neighborhoods, visit the Rich Block, Poor Blocks website.