BART is one of the Bay Area’s few truly equal opportunity assets: Upper and middle class alike, if there’s a station in the neighborhood then life is just plain easier for getting from point A to point B.
The transit agency’s system map cuts through a diverse swath of communities, ranging from some of the ritziest of local locales to the bluest of blue collared neighborhoods.
A Reddit user posted a graphic breaking down the median income near each BART station Sunday, but the data used was from 2012 and some other San Franciscans questioned whether or not the numbers were for accurate.
To settle the matter, here’s a look at the makeup of every neighborhood near every station in San Francisco and on the peninsula, with ZIP code data straight from the most recent (2015) U.S. Census estimates. (Note that a few ZIP codes had such small populations that the census could make no useful estimate of income.)
Embarcadero came in first with a median household income of $172,570. Orinda and Warm Springs came in at No. 2 and No 3 with $163,772 and $145,782, respectively.
Here’s how each BART stop stacked up.Read More