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

2. Racine, WI
Black population: 20,797 (10.7%)
Black median income: $27,658 (43.4% of white income)
Unemployment: 13.1% (black); 5.1% (white)
Homeownership rate: 30.6% (black); 74.8% (white)

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In Racine, just 30.6% of African American heads of household own their homes which is less than half the 74.8% white homeownership rate.

The reports says individuals without a bachelor’s degree are more likely to live below the poverty line than those with a college education, and in Racine, 30.8% of black residents live in poverty, nearly four times the corresponding white poverty rate of 8.7%.

Meanwhile, only 7.4% of black adults in Racine have a bachelor’s degree, the 12th smallest share of any metro nationwide and 19.3 percentage points less than the 26.7% college attainment rate for white adults in the metro area.


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