People — Systems

Inclusive Prosperity: Ratio of Black to White, Non-Hispanic 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  2017 64.5% 18  Virginia Beach  75.6%  Richmond  67.5%  18th
(down from 5th)
2016 70.6% 5 Providence 80.0% Las Vegas 68.9%
Growth* Change in Percent 2016-17 -0.38% 16 Louisville 2.87% Las Vegas 0.50% 16th
(down from 4th)
Change in Percent 2015-16 1.45% 4 Providence 5.15%  Tampa  0.17%

* 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, Non-Hispanic Median Earnings

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Ratio of Black to White, Non-Hispanic Median Earnings (male, full-time year-round) - 2017


Ratio of Black to White, Non-Hispanic Median Earnings (male, full-time year-round) - 2016



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Ratio of Black to White, Non-Hispanic Median Earnings (male, full-time year-round) - Change in Percent 2016-17


Ratio of Black to White, Non-Hispanic Median Earnings (male, full-time year-round) - Change in Percent 2015-16