Income Inequality Along Muni and BART Lines

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@dangrover and @mikez got all Internet-fancy, combining Muni, BART, and Caltrain stop location info with median income numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. The results are indicative what you’ve probably felt on your commute: San Francisco sure loves to pack its rich people in with its not-so-rich.

The designers surveyed 19 Muni lines. We crunched some numbers from the graphs and found that the 1-California and L-Taraval have some of the biggest income gaps along Muni lines.

Other observations:

  • Biggest income percent difference along a Muni line: the L-Taraval (the highest median income on this line is 167% higher than the lowest median income on this line).
  • Biggest gap in median household income: 1-California (The highest median income on this line is $139,793 more than the lowest median income).
  • The 22-Fillmore has the highest median income at any Muni station ($155,099), found along the Steiner and Green area.
  • The 31-Balboa has the lowest median income at any Muni station ($114,00), found along the Eddy and Jones area.

Check out the site for yourself to see income inequality on Bay Area transit.

HT: @stephanieslome

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