Oh, nevermind all that! (I made a mistake about the Census info — see the comments.) So I guess that I've been browsing local date from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, based on samples from 2005 to 2009.
Back to the original post...
And The Times has this amazing interactive map ... every city, every block in America... You can search by zip code... I typed in 10009 ... here are a few screengrabs for ...
Households with income over $200,000:
Median monthly rent:
I randomly picked census tract 2602, roughly Ninth Street to Sixth Street, from Avenue B to Avenue D... the median monthly rent is $1,576 — up 46 percent since 2000. Census tract 2202's median monthly rent is $1,647 — up 57 percent since 2000. (The tract looks to include Second and Third Street from Avenue B and Avenue D...)
Anyway, I haven't had much more time to investigate the area in greater detail.... Here's the link. One word of caution: This interactive tool will cut down your productivity today by 89 percent over yesterday.