Category: General

Most Conservative; Most Liberal Cities: Geography has Everything to Do with It

Even the most conservative cities in America are barely right of center, as this great chart from the Economist, based on research from Chris Tausanovitch at UCLA and Christopher Warshaw at MIT, shows:   This list from the Economist based on the research of Chris Tausanovitch at UCLA and Christopher Warshaw at MIT has much […]

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Posted in General, Uncategorized on Feb 12th, 2015, 4:31 pm by Stephen Higley  2 comments   

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   

Eric Fischer’s Racial Maps by Major Metro Areas

Eric Fischer has posted an extensive array of maps of each American metropolitan area’s racial distribution. As they are germane to my website, I have posted them in all their glory. Each red dot on the map represents Non-Hispanic Whites; each blue dot African-Americans; each gold dot represents Latinos; and,  each green dot represents Asian-Americans. […]

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Posted in General, Metro Briefs on Jun 5th, 2011, 2:51 pm by Stephen Higley     

Fisher Island, Florida: The Highest Average Income Suburb in the United States?

Fisher Island, located off the southern tip of Miami Beach, has the highest mean income of any place in the United States according to the 2005-2009 American Community Survey. The ACS replaces the “long form” that sampled socioeconomic data in previous censuses. Fisher Island is unusual in many respects as it can only be reached […]

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Posted in Exclusive Neighborhoods, General, Wealthy Micro Villages on Dec 24th, 2010, 9:35 am by Stephen Higley     

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   

The Elite 100: America’s Highest Income Neighborhoods

The 100 neighborhoods with the highest incomes in the United States have similar racial make-up as the Higley 1000. There is a slightly higher percentage of Non-Hispanic Whites (91.4%) and significantly fewer Asian-Americans and African-Americans than in the larger list. Hispanics were better represented primarily on the strength of five Miami neighborhoods with high Cuban […]

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Posted in General, Racial Diversity on Jan 7th, 2009, 10:14 am by Stephen Higley  49 comments   

Los Angeles: The Platinum Triangle & Beyond

The fragmentation of the 80 wealthiest Los Angeles neighborhoods has it’s own unique pattern that is primarily influenced by the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Mountains. The core area is generally referred to as “West Los Angeles” and extends from the West Hollywood Hills to Castellammare, located adjacent to Malibu on the western city […]

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Posted in General, Metro Briefs on Dec 6th, 2008, 9:24 am by Stephen Higley  5 comments   

Look Here to Find Your Higley 1000 Metro Area and Neighborhood

For those of you who are interested in looking at how the neighborhoods in your metro area are ranked in the Higley 1000……… CLICK HERE to go directly to the article Neighborhood Summary by Metro Area……. or click on the link to the right in the Navigation box entitled Neighborhood Summary by Metro Area. You […]

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Posted in General, Metro Briefs on Jun 6th, 2008, 1:18 pm by Stephen Higley     

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   

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