Drive through Inver Grove Heights, and you will notice that some blocks are more affluent than others. But just how wide is the disparity between 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 show that the median household income in Inver Grove Heights ranges from $51,403 to $112,772. According to the data, the census tracts in the southwest of the city, between Highway 55 and the Eagan border, are the richest, with a median household income of $112,772. Farther to the east, the tracts between Highway 55 and the river have a median household income of $74,375.
Moving north, prosperity follows Highway 52 closely through the heart of Inver Grove Heights, with tracts along the thoroughfare boasting median household incomes of $73,152 and $62,835.
Other tracts in the city have lower median incomes, between $51,403 and $57,008.
Overall Inver Grove Heights is richer than the state as a whole, which has a median income range of $49,964 to $60,207.
To see the data mapped out and check out more Twin Cities neighborhoods, visit the Rich Block, Poor Blocks website.