Black Incomes Surpass Whites in Queens


In Queens, the median income among black households, nearing $52,000 a year, has surpassed that of whites in 2005, an analysis of new census data shows. No other county in the country with a population over 65,000 can make that claim.

New York Times reports on this unique country in the United States where the average income of black households exceeds that of their white neighbors. But it should be noted that most of the black households are immigrants from West Indies. As the article says, Queens isn’t the only country but in fact, Mount Vernon in Westchester, Pembroke Pines, Fla.; Brockton, Mass.; and Rialto, Calif. also show similar tendencies however none are as large as Queens.

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