That more than one-third of North End children attend private schools doesn't really surprise me. That nearly 40 percent of those who live near Lake Massabesic do, does:
The above color-coded map showing the concentration of Manchester kids in private school was created for The New York Times' Mapping America project, with data from 2005-2009 gleaned from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey.
The North End also leads the city in the percentage of residents who have a minimum of a bachelor's degree, at an average of 47 percent for the city's three northern most east side census tracts. The Center City and lower West Side have the lowest rates, with a low of 5 percent in the West Granite/Squog neighborhood:
The North End also has Manchester's highest percentage of those making more than $200,000, at 8 percent of households. Most of the rest of city's census tracts are in the 1 to 2 percent range. And the real money's in Bedford:
As is the case with many other cities, Manchester's more affluent live on the edge of town. As the map below shows via the lighter colors, the Center City has the lowest annual household income in the city. The poorest area, Census tract 14, is just east of downtown and has a median household income of less than $18,000:
The data isn't all that surprising, I suppose, but it is interesting to see it depicted in this manner.