5. Danville, IL
Black population: 10,995 (13.9%)
Black median income: $23,963 (49.2% of white income)
Unemployment: 18.8% (black); 6.9% (white)
Homeownership rate: 31.7% (black); 75.8% (white)
Danville city has only 5.3% of black adults with a bachelor’s degree.
According to the report, it is the fourth-lowest share of all metro areas nationwide, and nearly one-third the 15.4% college attainment rate for white adults in the metro area — itself one of the lowest shares in the nation.
Reportedly, Danville has 48.3% of black residents living in poverty which is the ninth highest poverty rate nationwide and far more than the 15.2% white poverty rate in the metro area.
Tragically, 1,208 black residents die each year in Danville and that’s the third-highest black mortality rate nationwide. The white mortality rate in the area is 923 deaths per 100,000 white residents.