Hispanic-White Income Metro

Hispanic-White Income Metro Ranking - 2017

For Latinos, median household incomes were closest to those of whites in Modesto, CA, which was up from #17 in last year’s ranking as a result of 16.9% income growth for Latinos and a 3.9% decline for whites. In Modesto, the median Hispanic household had 88 cents for every dollar of median white household income. Hispanic and white incomes were least equal in Springfield, MA where the gap was 40 cents on the dollar.

Hispanic-White Income Metro Ranking - 2016

For Latinos, median household incomes were closest to those of whites in Urban Honolulu, HI which was up from #7 in last year’s ranking as a result of 3 percent income growth for Latinos and 1.3 percent growth for whites.  In Urban Honolulu, the median Hispanic household had 80 cents for every dollar of median white household income.  Hispanic and white incomes were least equal in Springfield, MA where the gap was 40 cents on the dollar. 

Hispanic-White Income Metro - 2015

Unlike the Black–White unemployment equality rankings, the Black–White Income Equality Index rankings were relatively stable between 2014 and 2015. Six of last year’s top 10 metros were again in the top 10 this year. On the other hand, the Hispanic–White rankings were less stable with only four of last year’s top 10 appearing at the top of this year’s list. Nationally, Hispanic households experienced the largest increase in median household income between 2012 and 2013.