RACINE — After being named the fourth-worst area in the U.S. for black Americans last year, the Racine area has been named the third-worst city this year, according to a recent 24/7 Wall St. article.
The list was created by Delaware-based financial news and opinion company 24/7 Wall St., and was compiled using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey. The study factored in household income, poverty, adult high school and bachelor’s degree attainment, home ownership and unemployment.
The ranking also used recent data from The Sentencing Project, a nonprofit dedicated to criminal justice reform.
According to 24/7 Wall St., the 2018 top five worst areas/cities for black Americans, all of which are located in the Midwest, are:
- Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa
- Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis.
- Racine, Wis.
- Minneapolis, Minn.
- Peoria, Ill.