Drive through Mendota 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 Mendota Heights ranges from $86,484 to $107,896, rising as you move to the northeast. According to the data, the census tracts just west of Delaware Avenue above Highway 110 have a median household income of $107,896. Farther to the west, the tracts between Highway 35E and the river and north of Highway 110 have a median household income of $93,516.
Below Highway 100, figures drop off sharply, with median household incomes of $86,484 and $87,813. Mendota Heights is significantly more prosperous 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.