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Old 09-29-2010, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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[LEFT]A new Business First study has found that the per capita income for blacks is less than half the PCI for whites in 31 metropolitan areas.
The gap is widest in Bridgeport-Stamford, Conn., with Boise, Idaho; Portland, Maine; Salt Lake City and Miami-Fort Lauderdale close behind. (Click here for details of the study.)
Four New York metros are among the 31 with the worst disparities. Buffalo is not among them, but its gap is almost as bad. The per capita income for blacks in the Buffalo metro is 52.5 percent of the comparable figure for whites.
The database below has PCI comparisons for blacks, Hispanics and Asians against whites in 101 metros with at least half-a-million residents. If you click View Details, you’ll get more information about a given metro, including the actual per capita income figures for all racial groups.


Read more: Study finds broad income inequality - Business First of Buffalo
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Old 09-29-2010, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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[LEFT]The typical income for an Asian resident of Portland, Maine, is 48.8 percent of the per capita income for whites, which is the largest margin in that racial category. Greensboro, El Paso, Omaha and Minneapolis-St. Paul are the runners-up on the negative side.
But there is one difference between Asians and the other two minority groups included in Business First’s study. Asians actually outearn whites in 21 markets, with the biggest of these reverse gaps occurring in Youngstown, Ohio. The per capita income for Asian residents of Youngstown is $41,787, which is 176.5 percent of the white PCI of $23,678.
Asians also have a large edge in Knoxville, Tenn.; Little Rock; Toledo; Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Louisville; Pittsburgh and Buffalo.

Read more: Blacks earn less than half of whites in 31 metros - Business First of Buffalo

Asian Americans = model minority

Hispanics seem poorer than blacks, it's sad (except in Miami, thanks Cubans )
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Damn-it! I knew MSP would be bad.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Atlanta does pretty good in comparison to most cities as I suspected. Still it's ashamed that blacks make around 50% of white income in most metros in the U.S. But what's really sad is the average american white household has 15 times as much wealth as the average black household.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Atlanta does pretty good in comparison to most cities as I suspected. Still it's ashamed that blacks make around 50% of white income in most metros in the U.S. But what's really sad is the average american white household has 15 times as much wealth as the average black household.
Look at McAllen-Edimbourg-Mission (Texas), blacks are impressive there
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Tower of Heaven
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Damn-it! I knew MSP would be bad.
Minneapolis has many somali immigrants, they're very poor and non-educated, they have many kids too.It's not easy for Minneapolis to challenge other cities.
Houston could do better, blacks are pretty good there and nigerian immigrants are well-educated !
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Houston could do better, blacks are pretty good there and nigerian immigrants are well-educated !
The Nigerian Immigrants are such a small percentage of the Black community in Houston, they wont effect the numbers too much.
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:29 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Something's not accurate about those figures. In every study I've seen, Asians make higher average incomes than whites.
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Look at McAllen-Edimbourg-Mission (Texas), blacks are impressive there
that is because the only blacks crazy enough to go there, go because of job offers
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: West Paris
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. The cost of living is high in Cali but African Americans are doing well in Cali contrary to what i thought
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