10 Worst Cities for African Americans

Peoria, Ill., tops the list
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2016 10:11 AM CST
The skyline of Peoria, Ill., in 2009.   (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, FILE)

(Newser) 24/7 Wall St. has ranked the worst US cities for African-Americans, by comparing income, poverty, and education levels, as well as rates of homeownership, unemployment, incarceration, and mortality, to those of white Americans. The 10 worst:

  1. Peoria, Ill.
  2. Milwaukee, Wis.
  3. Des Moines, Iowa
  4. Toledo, Ohio
  5. Naples, Fla.
  6. Minneapolis, Minn.
  7. Kankakee, Ill.
  8. Racine, Wis.
  9. Rochester, NY
  10. Muskegon, Mich.
Click for more on the ranking, or see the worst US states for women. (Read more African-Americans stories.)

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