Early this year I graphed median household income and place of birth for all of the census tracts along Bellaire/Holcombe from Main Street in the Medical Center, west to Highway 6 for a lecture. Recently, updated 2009 small area data has become available from the American Community Survey. The graph below shows Median Household Income along this corridor in both 2000 and 2009.
What does the graph illustrate? Mostly that the wealthy inside the 610 Loop were either joined by more wealthy people or got wealthier, and that the folks outside the Loop have household incomes that have remained relatively unchanged since 2000, while the City of Houston’s median household income climbed from $36,000 in 2000 to nearly $43,000 in 2009. Click here to view the original“Slice of Houston”