This indicator provides the median household income in the average neighborhood in which each racial group lives, for households of different income groups. For instance, if the value is $200,000 for affluent blacks, this statistic is interpreted as "The average affluent black household in this metro area lives in a neighborhood where the median household income is $200,000."
Household income categories are defined as "poor" (income below $30,000 in 1999), "affluent" (income more than $60,000 in 1999), and "middle income" (those falling in between). Excludes metro areas with less than 5,000 population of the specified racial/ethnic group. Income as of 1999.
U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census, Summary File 3 accessed through the Neighborhood Change Database.