Canada’s latest census shows there is a divide in the Tri-Cities and it might not be what you expect.

When it comes to distribution of household income, Port Moody and Port Coquitlam have a lot in common while Coquitlam appears to be the odd city out, with a higher percentage of low-income families compared to the other two cities.

A census tally of median household incomes shows that 17.9% of Coquitlam families have incomes under $30,000 a year compared to 12.8% for PoCo and 11.9% for Port Moody.

In fact, Coquitlam is much closer to the Metro Vancouver median of 19% while its smaller neighbours are much lower.