From Tom Hopkins, CT Insider Investigator:
A new report by the Connecticut Data Collaborative(CT-DC) shows inequities in earnings, education and employment along racial and ethnic lines in the state. The report draws off of U.S. Census data from 2016 to 2020 and found that Hispanic residents’ median annual income was lower than all other racial or ethnic groups, except for American Indians or Alaska Natives.
The report further found that Black residents’ median earnings were 40 percent less than Asian residents, the group with the highest median income, and 36 percent less than White residents who had the second-highest median income in the state.
The report also presented data centered around Connecticut’s five largest cities by population: Hartford, Waterbury, Bridgeport, New Haven, Waterbury and Stamford.
Though these five cities contain just 18 percent of the state’s total population, they constitute 47 percent of the state’s Black residents and 39 percent of the state’s Hispanic residents.
In these five cities, according to the report, Black and Hispanic residents’ median income was “significantly less” than White residents. The only exception is Black residents in Bridgeport. White residents’ median earnings in Stamford were double that of its Black residents and two and a half times the median earnings of its Hispanic residents.
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