Opinions & Features November 11, 2019 at 04:00 pm

These are the top five worst U.S. cities for Black people to live in

Theodora Aidoo | Staff Writer

Theodora Aidoo November 11, 2019 at 04:00 pm

November 11, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Opinions & Features

3. Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA
Black population: 12,074 (7.1%)
Black median income: $27,811 (49.2% of white income)
Unemployment: 19.7% (black); 4.0% (white)
Homeownership rate: 34.4% (black); 72.3% (white)

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In the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area, 19.7% of black members of the labor force are unemployed, 15.7 percentage points above the 4.0% white unemployment rate. By comparison, the black unemployment rate nationwide of 11.9% is 6.3 percentage points higher than the 5.5% white figure.

Reportedly, 84.9% of black adults nationwide have a high school diploma that is, 4.4 percent less than the 89.3% white high school rate and 80.2% of black adults have a high school diploma, 13.4 percent which is below the 93.6% white attainment rate, one of the largest gaps in the country.

In the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area, individuals without a high school education are far more likely to be unemployed than those with greater educational attainment.

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