Generally, Westside neighborhoods have seen an increase in median household income and a decrease in poverty, a trend in line with the City of Atlanta. Still, 32% of Westside Future Fund area residents live at or below the poverty line whereas the citywide rate is 24.6%. Many residents live in substandard housing, as 30% of Westside properties are in poor to dilapidated condition.

One of the Westside Future Fund’s goals is to increase the availability of high-quality, affordable housing to meet the needs of low-income, legacy residents. Check out the Westside Future Fund’s impact goals on our website. 

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Median Income

Data Sources: 2000 U.S. Census and the 2011-2015 American Community Survey.

Standout Stat: English Avenue is the only neighborhood in this area that experienced a decline in median income, going from from $14,661 per year in 2000 to $12,628 in 2015. All neighborhoods have a median household income lower than City of Atlanta.

  • Ashview Heights

    32% Increase in median household income between 2000 and 2015.

  • Atlanta University Center

    196% Increase in median household income between 2000 and 2015.

  • English Avenue

    14% Decline in median household income between 2000 and 2015.

  • Vine City

    36% Increase in median household income between 2000 and 2015.

  • City of Atlanta

    36% Increase in median household income between 2000 and 2015.

Poverty

Data Sources: 2000 U.S. Census and the 2011-2015 American Community Survey.

Housing

Data Sources: 2000 U.S. Census and the 2011-2015 American Community Survey.

Standout Stat: Between 2000 and 2015, the WFF neighborhoods saw an increase in the percent of occupied housing units (1.3% increase) while the city’s rate stayed declined (0.2% decrease). Renters make up a much larger portion of households in the Westside than in the city.

Property Conditions

Data Sources: APD Urban Planning & Management 2017 Windshield Survey.