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Upward Mobility Eludes Blacks – Is Immigration the Reason?

Table 1:

Median Household Income,1980-2006

 

White, non-Hispanic

Black

Hispanic

 

Income in 2006 dollars:

1980

$44,299

$25,076

$31,802

1990

$47,772

$27,929

$33,394

2000

$52,449

$34,735

$38,834

2006

$52,423

$31,969

$37,781

 

Percent change:

1980-1990

7.8%

11.4%

5.0%

1990-2000

9.8%

24.4%

16.3%

2000-2006

-0.05%

-8.0%

-2.7%

Source: Pew Research Center, "Blacks See Growing Values Gap Between Poor

and Middle Class," November 2007. Page 12.

Edwin S. Rubenstein (email him) is President of ESR Research Economic Consultants in Indianapolis.