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New data on NYC’s Richest Neighborhoods Reveal some Surprising Additions

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New data on NYC’s Richest Neighborhoods Reveal some Surprising Additions

The Higley 1000 recently updated its data on NYC’s richest neighborhoods and the results may surprise some, but not others. Here’s a breakdown of the information.

The Higley 1000 is a list that utilizes data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey to rank the county’s richest neighborhoods by to their mean household income.

The original Higley list was compiled using figures derived from the 2006–2010 American Community Survey. Now the list has been updated with 2010–2014 ACS data, highlighting many changes where the wealthiest New Yorkers live. You can also access the data for yourself using the city’s GIS mapping tool.

  1. Upper East Side/Carnegie Hill: $311,109
  2. Soho/Tribeca/Civic Center/Little Italy: $235,555
  3. Turtle Bay/East Midtown: $196,721
  4. Lincoln Square: $188,144
  5. Battery Park City/Lower Manhattan: $185,275
  6. Midtown/Midtown South: $184,315
  7. Hudson Yards/Chelsea/Flatiron District/Union Square: $182,129
  8. West Village: $180,247
  9. Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill: $169,555
  10. Upper West Side: $161,30

No surprises that all but one of the top 10 are in Manhattan. We’re also sure you won’t be in shock learning that the Upper East Side is No. 1.

What has changed between 2010 and 2014 is the appearance of Tribeca/Soho at number two, the many expensive developments opening in the area seems to have attracted richer residents. The same with the Hudson Yards block at number 7, the boom of luxury developments around the Highline has to lead to an increase in wealthy residents. This it, of course, terrible news for those of us that feel the ever tightening grip of gentrification in the city.

Featured image source [Flickr | angela n.]