How wage gaps affect Black households

The impact of these gaps means that most Black households earn well below a living wage.

Racial and gender inequities in the workplace wage gap mean that Black households earn well below a living wage in our region.

In terms of hourly wage:
  • Poverty = $9.99/ hour
  • Black Median Income = $13.84
  • Living Wage 2 adults 1 kid = $12.49 EACH, $24.99 total
  • Living Wage 1 adult 2 kids = $26.98