Sifting through 2010 Census data, the Washington Post recently took a closer look at the country’s pockets of prosperity and education. Drawing on the concept of Super Zips – Zip codes in the 95th percentile for median incomes and college degrees – the Post created an interactive map showing the increased economic segmentation of the country.
In the Post’s interactive map, Bee Cave, Westlake, and several other Austin-area neighborhoods are named as Super Zips. In total, the Austin-area is home to eight Super Zips, all ranked between the 95th and 99th percentile. Here they are, in order of highest median household income:
- 78739: With a score of 98, this area close to Bear Creek has a median household income of $132,552. 79 percent of the