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The Drop in Median Income for African Americans

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  • The median income for African-American families was $16,700 less than for all US families.
  • Among African-Americans, 29.7% of women and 20% of men worked in management and professional occupations.
  • The poverty rate for African-Americans was twice that of the general population (24.9% compared to 12.4%).
  • 13.1% of African-American males obtained a B.A. degree or higher, compared to 26% of all US males in 2000.
  • 54% of African-American households were renters, compared to 34% of the general population in 2000.


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