Where Is The Wealth In Miami-Dade County?

March 27, 2015 by

When it comes to wealth and Miami-Dade County, it’s all about the coast. The greatest density of wealth is found in Miami along all the coastal areas, with the following exceptions: the area due North of Edgewater (5) up to Aventura (30) and Sunny Isles Beach (28), as well as the area South of Palmetto Bay (81).

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Miami Census Data— Source: ACS

— Compiled by: Staff at Webster Pacific

In Which Part of Beijing Are There The Most College Graduates?

March 20, 2015 by

While the districts of Xicheng and Dongcheng represent the core of Beijing and have real estate prices on par with many of the most expensive cities in the world, the part of Beijing with the greatest percentage of people with a college degree is in Southeastern Haidian District, where most of the top-tiered universities, like Tsinghua University, Peking University and Renmin University of China, are located. Certain sub-districts in Chaoyang, where most Fortune 500 companies and expatriates live, also have a higher percentage of college-educated population compared with other areas.

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Beijing Census Data

— Data Source: Beijing Population and Census Data

— Compiled By Staff at Webster Pacific

Which Neighborhood In San Francisco Has the Highest Average Income?

March 3, 2015 by

What neighborhood has the highest average income in the City of San Francisco? Surprisingly, it’s not the well-known neighborhoods in the Northern part of San Francisco like Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Cow Hollow or the Marina. It’s actually West Twin Peaks and Noe Valley, both in the Southern part of the city. We would surmise this has something to do with the explosion of wealth in Silicon Valley and the desire of dot-commers to live in San Francisco. Worth noting is Portrero Hill and Bernal Heights, also in the Southern part of the city and also with significant average income.

Of course, if you go North to Marin or South to San Mateo County, you will find neighborhoods with substantially higher average incomes.

Image 1 - San Francisco, Marin & San Mateo Average Income Map

Image 1 – San Francisco, Marin & San Mateo Average Income Map

Image 2 - San Francisco Area Census Data

Image 2 – San Francisco Area Census Data

— Data Source: ACS (American Community Survey)

— Compiled by: Staff at Webster Pacific

Nearly 40% of Americans Now Hold a Passport

February 20, 2015 by

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Since 1989, the percentage of Americans has increased from 3% to 38% today. In addition, around 14,000,000 passports were issued in 2014, compared to less than 4,000,000 in 1989.

–from dadaviz.com

Income Share of Top 1% by Geographic Region

February 4, 2015 by

Income share of top 1% by geographical location

According to Economic Policy Institute, the Northeastern United States holds the highest share of the top 1% income, followed by the West Coast. The Midwest holds the lowest share.

–Source The Economic Policy Institute

 

 

US Federal Investments as a Percentage of GDP is Lessening with Time

January 21, 2015 by

Federal Investment as a share of GDP

The US federal government’s investments as a percentage of GDP is decreasing over time. This decrease is observed for both Defense and Non-Defense related things like roads, education and R&D.

–Source: The New York Times

 

Western Middle Classes Have Stagnating Incomes Compared to Emerging Markets

January 5, 2015 by

This chart shows the growth of real income growth (y axis) against percentile of global income distribution. While the middle classes of emerging markets have seen enormous gains in the past generation, Western middle class incomes, including the US, have significantly stagnated in comparison.

–from the New York Times

Median American Household Lost 40% of Wealth since 2007

December 16, 2014 by

Americans have 40% less net worth than before the recession, dropping from a median $135,700 in 2007 to $81,400. White households lost 26% of their net worth. Black households fared much worse, with their median net worth dropping 43%, while the median Hispanic-American household’s worth dropped 42%.

–from MarketWatch.com

Arts Majors Face Increased Student Loan Burdens after College

November 26, 2014 by

Graduates across all majors have similar loan amounts after graduation  However, payment is a heavier burden for students who graduate with degrees in arts, sports, or humanities.  After graduation, salaries increase by an average of 65% in the first five years. However, non-career-oriented degrees start at much lower wages (x axis in the chart above) and thus pay a significantly higher percentage of their income in loan payments.

–from The Atlantic

Low Taxes in the US Causing Income Inequality to be High

November 21, 2014 by

The United States has the highest income inequality among comparable nations. The left-side graph depicts the US as having a favorable Gini coefficient (a measure of income inequality) without taxes. After taxes and government transfers are factored in, the US becomes highly unequal. One of the reasons for this trend is that, although the US uses progressive taxation, the tax rates are significantly lower than the international standard and social welfare programs are also much less generous.

–From The New York Times


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