'Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks' Map lets you see the median income for Upper St. Clair and surrounding communities.
An interactive map at the Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks website offers a glimpse at median household incomes, by neighborhoods, in the Upper St. Clair area—or anywhere in the country. Take, for instance, the Upper St. Clair neighborhood. The number shows a median household income of $99,698. In comparison, the statewide middle-class income range is $44,750 and $54,425. The information for the map is obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2007-2011 American Community Survey. To see what your neighborhood's median income is, click here for the "Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks" map. Editor's note: The map was created by Chris Persuad, an editorial research specialist for Bankrate.com.
Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama define it as up to $250,000. But not all Americans might agree.
How you define "middle-income" Americans might depend on where you view your own household income in relationship to others. On Friday, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney defined it as income of $200,000 to $250,000 a year and less. And President Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate, has set his definition for “middle class” as families with income of up to $250,000 a year. But are their viewpoints accurate and in touch with the way the average American views the middle class? The federal Census Bureau reported this week that the median household income — the midpoint for the nation — is just over $50,000. Pennsylvania ranks 37th out of the 50 states with a median household income of $50,087. The Tax Policy Center placed the …