WalletHub: AZ is 2023’s 5th Most Racially Integrated State

Arizona is the 5th most racially integrated state according to a study by WalletHub.

To measure America’s progress in harmonizing racial groups, WalletHub measured the gaps between black people and white people across 21 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The data set ranges from median annual household income to standardized-test scores to voter turnout.

This report examines the differences between only black people and white people in light of the high-profile police-brutality incidents that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement. We released this report ahead of the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who played a prominent role in the Civil Rights Movement to end segregation and discrimination against black people.

Racial Integration in Arizona (1=Most Integrated, 25=Avg.):

Note: All of the following comparisons refer to the gaps between white people and black people, according to the most recent available data:

  • 5th – Median Annual Household Income Gap
  • 4th – Labor-Force Participation Rate Gap
  • 9th – Unemployment Rate Gap
  • 30th – Homeownership Rate Gap
  • 7th – Poverty Rate Gap
  • 1st – Gap in % of Adults* with at Least a High School Diploma
  • 8th – Gap in % of Adults* with at Least a Bachelor’s Degree
  • 22nd – Standardized-Test Scores Gap
  • 11th – Voter-Turnout Gap (2020 Presidential Election)

*“Adults” include the population aged 25 and older.

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