Interesting stuff. Here are some key takeaways.
- The Brown Line has the highest median household annual income at $84,030, just slightly ahead of the Purple Line at $83,416.
- The nearby Yellow Line has the lowest income at $50,609.
- The Green Line has the next lowest income, at $57,879.
- The Red Line, which has the most ridership and goes from 7600 block north at Howard to 95th Street on the South Side, boasts a median household income of $61,206. That's the third lowest of all rail line.
Rail stops with the highest median incomes:
- Linden (Purple Line): $123,657
- North/Clybourn (Red Line): $113,837
- Paulina (Brown Line): $106,364
Rail stations with the lowest median incomes:
- 63rd (Red Line) $17,632
- King Drive (Green Line): $22,208
- Pulaski (Blue Line) 22,392
That's quite an income gap between the North and South sides of Chicago.
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