People — Systems

Inclusive Prosperity: Ratio of Black to White Median Earnings

For median household income to improve, so must wages, and for prosperity to be widely shared, they must improve for all demographic groups. This metric examines the degree to which the earnings gap between blacks and whites is improving.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2015 68.7% 18  Providence  81.6%  Indianapolis  71.2%  18th
(up from 22nd)
2014 64.9% 22 Tampa 76.8%  Louisville  68.3%
Growth* Change in Percent 2014-15 0.81% 7  Providence  4.59%  Orlando  0.06% 7th
(up from 13th)
Change in Percent 2013-14 -0.93% 13  San Jose  2.72%  Charlotte  -0.31%

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: American Community Survey
Excel data: Inclusive Prosperity: Ratio of Black to White Median Earnings

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Ratio of Black to White Median Earnings (male, full-time year-round) - 2015


Ratio of Black to White Median Earnings (male, full-time year-round) - 2014



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Ratio of Black to White Median Earnings (male, full-time year-round) - Change in Percent 2014-15


Ratio of Black to White Median Earnings (male, full-time year-round) - Change in Percent 2013-14


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