4. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Black population: 278,802 (7.9%)
Black median income: $34,174 (43.4% of white income)
Unemployment: 10.3% (black); 3.6% (white)
Homeownership rate: 25.4% (black); 75.3% (white)
Minneapolis–Saint Paul is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers in east-central Minnesota. The area is commonly known as the Twin Cities after its two largest cities, Minneapolis, the most populous city in the state, and its neighbour to the east Saint Paul, the state capital.
The typical white household in Minneapolis, according to the report earns $78,706 a year, over $17,000 more than the $61,363 national figure while, the typical black household in Minneapolis earns $34,174 a year, 43.4% of the median for white household and $4,000 less than the median among black households nationwide.