Rich Block, Poor Block: How Does Westchase Compare?

Check out the map to compare income levels in neighborhoods throughout Westchase, and the rest of the country.

Anyone who justs drives through or stops by Westchase is bound to notice that it is more wealthy than the average part of Tampa Bay.  But how different is Westchase from its neighbors?  And is there an income disparity in different parts of town?

Thanks to the efforts of the website Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks, we have the answers to those questions. Using Census data from the 2007-2011 American Community Survey, it's tracked the median household income for neighborhoods and cities all over the United States. The data is represented in a color-coded map, with green shades representing higher incomes and red tones showing lower incomes. Different sections of town are divided up according to Census tracts.

The data shows that of Westchase's two main census tracts, the one to the South of Linebaugh Avenue is a bit wealthier. The ACS estimates for that area, census tract 115.20, the median household income is $104,896, whereas the corresponding figure in Westchase to the North of Linebaugh Avenue is $73,590.

By comparison, the statewide middle class income range is $42,300 to $51,300.

To see more data for Westchase or other Tampa area neighborhoods, visit the Rich Block, Poor Block website.


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