The map below shows median household income in Upper West Side 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.

New York, NY map (which includes Upper West Side) of rich and poor neighborhoods by household income

Household Income Key

Top 1%


The median household income in Upper West Side is $132,799. This means Upper West Side income is much higher than the median income in the United States, with neighborhood household incomes in the 95th percentile. Education is usually most correlated with income, and in Upper West Side 75% of adults have bachelor’s degrees or higher versus 31% nationwide. 4% of neighborhoods might have higher incomes, and 94% of locations would have lower household income. Compared to nearby neighborhoods family and household incomes are higher. Median income ranges from a low of $18,952 to a high of $261,251 in some neighborhoods.

Higher income areas are typically found in the west parts of the neighborhood, and lower income areas are in the northeast areas.

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