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

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A neighborhood in Noxapater, Mississippi, where the median household income is $27,917 (left); a neighborhood in Santa Clara County, California, where the median household income is $93,500 (right)
Google Earth/Leanna Garfield

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.

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