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A Map of the Country's Black Homeownership Gap

None of the top 100 American cities in African American population offers inclusive homeownership rates.
March 10, 2018, 9am PST | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
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Homeownership rates are very different for black and white Americans, but the discrepancy varies a great deal from city to city. Speaking generally, the South and the West show smaller differences than do the Midwest and the Northeast. "Not one of the 100 cities with the largest black populations has a black homeownership rate close to the white homeownership rate," Alanna McCargo and Sarah Strochak report for Urban Institute.

To get specific, urban Institute laid out the information on a map. "We started by looking at where most black people live in America. We mapped the gap between the white and black homeownership rates in the 100 cities with the largest number of black households," McCargo and Strochak write. The biggest gaps were in Minneapolis, Albany, and Buffalo, and the smallest were in Killeen (Texas), Fayetteville, and Charleston.

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Published on Monday, February 26, 2018 in Urban Institute
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