There are 3 food deserts in Chicago comprising a half million residents and 203,369 households.
But not everyone who lives in the food desert is poor.
For example, of these 203,369 households:
63,355 or 31% have an annual income of $50,000 or more
29,561 or 14% have an annual income of $75,000 or more
14,194 or 7% have an annual income of $100,000 or more
Numbers are rounded down and based on the 2000 Census. 2007 percentages are likely higher due to 1) rises in wages and 2) rehabbed and new construction of housing in pockets of the food desert which are attracting middle and higher income families who have moved in since 2000.
The briefing shows maps of where households in the Food Deserts make $50,000, $75,000 and $100,000 a year and more.
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