The map below shows median household income in Washington 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.

Fort Lee, NJ map (which includes Washington Heights) of rich and poor neighborhoods by household income

Household Income Key

Top 1%


The median household income in Washington Heights is $55,308. This means Washington Heights income is about average for the median income in the United States, with neighborhood household incomes in the 43th percentile. Education is usually most correlated with income, and in Washington Heights 32% of adults have bachelor’s degrees or higher versus 31% nationwide. 56% of neighborhoods might have higher incomes, and 42% of locations would have lower household income. Compared to nearby neighborhoods family and household incomes are higher. Median income ranges from a low of $18,095 to a high of $127,787 in some neighborhoods.

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

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