Striking maps reveal the huge wealth gap between San Francisco and the rest of the country


Row of seven Victorian houses in central San Francisco known as Painted Ladies. Photo: LimeWave - Inspiration To Exploration/Getty Images

The typical San Francisco household makes about $96,677 each year. That’s nearly double the national median household income of $57,617, according to the US Census Bureau.

A new interactive map — which plots average incomes in counties across the US — visualizes the enormous wealth gap between the San Francisco Bay Area and the rest of the country. 

Developed by the mapping-software company Esri, the project explores patterns of wealth and poverty within American cities and the country as a whole.

Take a look at how the Bay Area compares to other metro areas around the US.


The map indicates income brackets with four different colors.

The blue dots represent areas where the average household makes at least $100,000 per year; purple is $50,000 to $100,000; pink is $25,000 to $50,000; and red is less than $25,000. Larger circles mean more households with a particular salary range.



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