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Glen Burnie Income Map Shows Stark Differences by Neighborhood

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

This map is a visual depiction of income levels across Glen Burnie and northern Anne Arundel County. The cooler green colors represent higher incomes and the warmer colors represent lower ones.

Greater Glen Burnie has a mixture of faint green areas, for moderately high income households, to dark reds for households with an income of less than $26,000.

Click the image to the right to enlarge the Glen Burnie map >>

One neighborhood, from Mountain Road up to Marley Neck Road, has an average household income of less than $34,000 while households in the adjacent neighborhood toward Chestnut Hill Cove averaged more than $84,000.

The map was created by a website called Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks, which has mapped out "how much money people make in every neighborhood in every city in America."

Play around with the map yourself at Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks. If you want more economic details about a given neighborhood, click the map after you click "search" and it will give you some details. 

Share your findings below in the comments section.

Try typing in other cities—like nearby Baltimore—to see how income levels are distributed in large, urban areas compared to Glen Burnie.

According to the website:  

Source on income data: 2007-2011 American Community Survey. Income figures reflect the U.S. Census definition of income. All map boundaries are Census Tracts.

Editor's note: Patch editor Justin Cox contributed to this report.

Sylvia Mentecki February 21, 2013 at 01:58 PM
Why would one want to create this? Where are they getting the information from? I didn't know my income level was public knowledge or that I gave up my right to keep that information to my self. Does this company make a profit from this?
patricia February 21, 2013 at 10:29 PM
It's the new progressive agenda. So everyone will know who is a 1%'er and who is a 99%'er. And if you complain about it, that must mean your a mean and nasty rich person who refuses to redistribute your hard earned money. It's the new normal, stupid and ridiculous.
Heather Henry February 22, 2013 at 02:17 AM
Really guys? It's called census data and you gave that information in 2010. The government has collected demographic information to conduct research and drive services for over 100 years. No progressive or liberal agenda here.

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