January 11, 2012

Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks and Hispanics

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The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from 2009.

The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from 2009. In dollar figures, the median wealth of white households was $113,149, compared to $6,325 for Hispanic households and $5,677 for black households. Read More