Black and White Inequality in All 50 States

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15. New Jersey
> African American population: 12.7% (16th largest)
> Median household income: $47,268 (black), $83,881 (white)
> Unemployment rate: 7.3% (black), 4.4% (white)
> Homeownership rate: 36.8% (black), 76.1% (white)
> Incarceration rate (per 100,000): 1,140 (black), 94 (white)

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14. California
> African American population: 5.6% (21st smallest)
> Median household income: $45,217 (black), $75,933 (white)
> Unemployment rate: 8.8% (black), 5.4% (white)
> Homeownership rate: 33.3% (black), 62.5% (white)
> Incarceration rate (per 100,000): 1,767 (black), 201 (white)

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13. Alabama
> African American population: 26.7% (6th largest)
> Median household income: $29,854 (black), $51,754 (white)
> Unemployment rate: 10.1% (black), 4.6% (white)
> Homeownership rate: 49.7% (black), 75.8% (white)
> Incarceration rate (per 100,000): 1,417 (black), 425 (white)

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12. Florida
> African American population: 15.5% (12th largest)
> Median household income: $35,936 (black), $54,626 (white)
> Unemployment rate: 7.9% (black), 4.3% (white)
> Homeownership rate: 43.3% (black), 72.5% (white)
> Incarceration rate (per 100,000): 1,621 (black), 448 (white)

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11. Louisiana
> African American population: 31.9% (2nd largest)
> Median household income: $27,537 (black), $56,661 (white)
> Unemployment rate: 10.5% (black), 4.3% (white)
> Homeownership rate: 46.3% (black), 74.4% (white)
> Incarceration rate (per 100,000): 1,740 (black), 438 (white)