Santa Clara County ranks second of all California counties in median household income, But aside from parts of San Jose, downtown Gilroy is the poorest part of the county.
Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks, a website that compiles American Community Survey data, has broken down every city in America by neighborhood and listed them all by average household income, and the results are quite interesting.
The site separates Gilroy into several sections — the multiple census tracts that divide the city.
The wealthiest section of the city is census tract 5125.03, which is the neighborhood north of Hecker Pass that includes the Gilroy Golf Course, where the median household income is $131,013.
In major contrast, the poorest neighborhood of Gilroy spans from Monterey Street to Highway 101 and from Las Animas Avenue south to Lewis Court, where the median household income is $31,460.
Middle class in California ranges between $53,000 to $67,000 according to the survey.
To see the data mapped out and check our more California neighborhoods, visit the Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks website.