Special Report

Black and White Inequality in All 50 States

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10. Kansas
> African American population: 5.8% (23rd smallest)
> Median household income: $35,350 (black), $57,799 (white)
> Unemployment rate: 10.4% (black), 3.7% (white)
> Homeownership rate: 34.9% (black), 71.1% (white)
> Incarceration rate (per 100,000): 1,734 (black), 246 (white)

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9. Ohio
> African American population: 12.1% (17th largest)
> Median household income: $29,608 (black), $55,448 (white)
> Unemployment rate: 9.6% (black), 4.2% (white)
> Homeownership rate: 34.9% (black), 71.5% (white)
> Incarceration rate (per 100,000): 1,625 (black), 289 (white)

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8. Virginia
> African American population: 18.9% (9th largest)
> Median household income: $44,480 (black), $71,403 (white)
> Unemployment rate: 7.1% (black), 3.1% (white)
> Homeownership rate: 45.5% (black), 72.2% (white)
> Incarceration rate (per 100,000): 1,386 (black), 280 (white)

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7. Michigan
> African American population: 13.7% (15th largest)
> Median household income: $31,099 (black), $55,083 (white)
> Unemployment rate: 10.1% (black), 4.1% (white)
> Homeownership rate: 40.8% (black), 76.8% (white)
> Incarceration rate (per 100,000): 1,682 (black), 253 (white)

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6. Pennsylvania
> African American population: 10.5% (20th largest)
> Median household income: $33,487 (black), $60,327 (white)
> Unemployment rate: 11.4% (black), 4.9% (white)
> Homeownership rate: 42.9% (black), 74.2% (white)
> Incarceration rate (per 100,000): 1,810 (black), 204 (white)

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