Category: The US Census

All Higley 1000 Neighborhoods by Metropolitan Area

Below is the list of all of the Higley 1000 neighborhoods. If any of my readers would suggest a ‘better’ name for any of the below, I’m listening. Due to the huge number of New York City neighborhoods, I  has been broken New York City into Connecticut, Long Island, New Jersey, New York City, and […]

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Posted in Exclusive Neighborhoods, General, Metro Briefs, Racial Diversity, The US Census on Mar 4th, 2014, 7:26 pm by Stephen Higley  31 comments   

The 2010 Higley 1000

The results of the Higley 1000 for 2010 have finally been tabulated down to the block group level. Many thanks to USA.com for doing what the Census Bureau could not accomplish: an easily usable database combined with a detailed and accurate mapping component. Methodology My data is derived from the American Community Survey 2006-2010. My methodology consisted […]

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Posted in Exclusive Neighborhoods, General, Racial Diversity, The US Census on Feb 17th, 2014, 12:29 pm by Stephen Higley  60 comments   

Highest Income Census Tracts in the United States: The Manhattan Story

“…one can’t help but notice the heavy preponderance of New York City metro area tracts, particularly those located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Fairfield County, Connecticut. Twenty-seven of the top 50 tracts are located in the New York Metro area.”

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Posted in Exclusive Neighborhoods, The US Census on Jun 23rd, 2013, 9:18 am by Stephen Higley     

Dramatic Gains for Asians & Hispanics. Dramatic Decline for Non-Hispanic Whites

Editors Note: The following article was written when I gave up trying to crack the data from the 2010 Census below the Census Tract level. A much more accurate way of looking at the data is at the Block Group data (which I used for the original Higley 1000). Although the information in the article […]

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Posted in Exclusive Neighborhoods, Racial Diversity, The US Census on Apr 21st, 2013, 9:56 am by Stephen Higley     

Tucson: A Beautiful Desert Oasis

With good reason, Tucsonians love to sneer at Phoenix: too big, too ugly and with too much out of control growth and the concomitant dreadful traffic problems. (oh yes, and too Conservative too!). However, as the city of Tucson has an estimated 2009 population of 543,910 and the county has just passed the million residents […]

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Posted in Metro Briefs, The US Census on Oct 8th, 2010, 8:11 pm by Stephen Higley  4 comments   

Latinos Become Largest Racial Group in Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach Metro Area

However you look at it, the 2006-8 American Community Survey portrays a watershed year for the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Palm Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area. There are now 2,099,334 Latinos in the three county metro area versus 2,072,807 Non-Hispanic Whites. Eight years ago, Non-Hispanic Whites were clearly the largest racial group with 44.1%  of the metro population. However […]

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Posted in Metro Briefs, Racial Diversity, The US Census on Feb 15th, 2010, 9:36 pm by Stephen Higley  1 comment   

Asian-Americans Flock to America’s Wealthy Suburbs

The increase in the number of American families that claimed an income of over $200,000 between 2000 and the ACS of 2006-8 is stunning. Although the total number of households in the United States only increased by 8.0%, the number earning over $200,000 skyrocketed by 88.2%. The number of Asian-Americans earning over that amount increased a stunning 181.5%

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Posted in General, The US Census on Dec 5th, 2009, 9:23 pm by Stephen Higley  16 comments   

Milwaukee: Industrial Wealth Yields to an Uncertain Future

In spite of being built on heavy industry, Milwaukee, like Chicago, did not allow all of its beautiful Lake Michigan lakefront to be surrendered to industrial usage. The Port of Milwaukee and the industrial Menominee River valley are nicely hidden from the central business district and the wealthy lakefront neighborhoods to the north. As Milwaukee’s […]

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Posted in Metro Briefs, The US Census on Jan 6th, 2009, 1:18 pm by Stephen Higley  1 comment   

Wealthy Neighborhoods: City vs. Suburb

Central Cities Dominate the top of the Higley 1000 When one looks at the list of the 1,000 wealthiest neighborhoods in the United States, the information is so fine grained, that the larger picture can be lost. In order to give my readers a bit of perspective I have totaled up the the number of […]

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Posted in General, The US Census, Uncategorized on Jun 3rd, 2008, 1:16 pm by Stephen Higley  1 comment   

Saint James-Three Village, Long Island

Saint James-Three Village View Larger Map of St. James – Three Village The last nexus of wealth on Long Island is the Gold Coast’s poor cousin 20 miles East on Long Island Sound in Suffolk County. I am being a bit facetious in this description as the best roads in Nissequogue and Old Field look […]

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Posted in Metro Briefs, The US Census on Jan 23rd, 2008, 8:08 pm by Stephen Higley     

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