Black and White Inequality in All 50 States

Print Email

Source: Thinkstock

25. Mississippi
> African American population: 37.6% (the largest)
> Median household income: $26,818 (black), $50,609 (white)
> Unemployment rate: 7.8% (black), 4.5% (white)
> Homeownership rate: 53.5% (black), 76.5% (white)
> Incarceration rate (per 100,000): 1,052 (black), 346 (white)

Source: Thinkstock

24. Oklahoma
> African American population: 7.2% (25th largest)
> Median household income: $31,438 (black), $51,874 (white)
> Unemployment rate: 7.9% (black), 4.2% (white)
> Homeownership rate: 36.6% (black), 70.6% (white)
> Incarceration rate (per 100,000): 2,625 (black), 580 (white)

Source: Thinkstock

23. Nevada
> African American population: 8.2% (23rd largest)
> Median household income: $36,981 (black), $58,723 (white)
> Unemployment rate: 12.7% (black), 4.6% (white)
> Homeownership rate: 29.6% (black), 61.1% (white)
> Incarceration rate (per 100,000): 1,592 (black), 387 (white)

Source: Thinkstock

22. Missouri
> African American population: 11.6% (19th largest)
> Median household income: $33,501 (black), $52,707 (white)
> Unemployment rate: 9.0% (black), 3.7% (white)
> Homeownership rate: 38.2% (black), 71.0% (white)
> Incarceration rate (per 100,000): 1,654 (black), 404 (white)

Source: Thinkstock

21. Texas
> African American population: 11.7% (18th largest)
> Median household income: $40,812 (black), $68,654 (white)
> Unemployment rate: 6.9% (black), 4.2% (white)
> Homeownership rate: 40.1% (black), 69.8% (white)
> Incarceration rate (per 100,000): 1,844 (black), 457 (white)