New study: Ky. 4th most racially integrated state
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky has been named the 4th most racially integrated state, according to a new study.
With Martin Luther King Jr. Day around the corner and 58 percent of Americans saying increased diversity makes the U.S. a better place, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s States with the Most Racial Progress.
To measure America’s progress in harmonizing racial groups, WalletHub measured the gaps between blacks and whites across 22 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The data set ranges from median annual income to standardized-test scores to voter turnout.
Racial Integration* in Kentucky (1=Most Integrated, 25=Avg.)
Note: All of the following comparisons refer to the gaps between whites and blacks, according to the most recent available data:
- 17th – Median Annual Income Gap
- 1st – Labor-Force Participation Rate Gap
- 21st – Unemployment Rate Gap
- 29th – Homeownership Rate Gap
- 22nd – Poverty Rate Gap
- 1st – Gap in % of Adults* with at Least a High School Diploma
- 11th – Gap in % of Adults* with at Least a Bachelor’s Degree
- 19th – Standardized-Test Scores Gap
- 1st – Voter-Turnout Gap (2016 Presidential Election)
*’Adults’ include the population aged 25 and older.
To visit the full WalletHub report, click HERE.