The map below shows median household income in Jackson Heights by area. Areas in the top 1% of earnings are in purple, high-earning areas are in green, and low-earning areas are in red.

East Elmhurst, NY map (which includes Jackson Heights) of rich and poor neighborhoods by household income

Household Income Key

Top 1%


The median household income in Jackson Heights is $60,279. This means Jackson Heights income is about average for the median income in the United States, with neighborhood household incomes in the 50th percentile. Education is usually most correlated with income, and in Jackson Heights 24% of adults have bachelor’s degrees or higher versus 31% nationwide. 49% of neighborhoods might have higher incomes, and 49% of locations would have lower household income. Compared to nearby neighborhoods family and household incomes are lower. Median income ranges from a low of $27,724 to a high of $122,487 in some neighborhoods.

Higher income areas are typically found in the northwest parts of the neighborhood, and lower income areas are in the southeast areas.

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