A new list from the Washington Post ranks Hartland's 48843 ZIP code higher than its sister, 48353 ZIP code.
"The ranks, ranging from 0 to 99, represent the average of each ZIP’s percentile rankings for median household income and for the share of adults with college degrees," reports the Post, which analyzed 2010 census data.
The 48843 ZIP code earned a rank of 68 — 30 percent of adults are college grads and the average household income is $66,229.
In the 48353 ZIP code, 25 percent of adults are college grads and the average household income is $71,736 for a ranking of 66.
How Hartland compares to its neighbors
Hartland is also close to several "Super ZIP," according to the Post. Super ZIPs rank 95 or higher.
According to the Post:
The growing number of people living in Super ZIPs here is redefining and reshaping the region, turning modest inner-suburb neighborhoods into upscale enclaves and outer-suburb farmland into sprawling housing developments, often gated.
Yet many who live in these rapidly evolving communities do not think of themselves as rich or elite. The cost of living, particularly for housing, eats up a large chunk of the two incomes it typically takes to afford a comfortable home in a good school district.
- Howell (48855): 65
- Brighton (48116): 79
- Brighton (48114): 83
- South Lyon (48178): 76
- Fenton (48430): 67
- Milford (48381): 79
- Howell (48152): 75
- Northville (48168): 96*
- Novi (48374): 98*
*Indicates Super ZIP
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