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Peoria ranked 2nd worst city for African Americans

PEORIA, Ill. - This year's rankings are out and Peoria is back near the top of the list for the worst cities for African Americans.

Last year, the website 24/7 Wall St. ranked the Peoria Metro area as the worst in the country for jobs and poverty for African Americans.

This year, The Peoria Metro area is at #2.

According to the study it says the typical black household earns 43 cents per every dollar off a typical white household.

It also says the 8.6% of white residents live below the poverty line compared to 35.2% of black residents.

The worst city this year goes to Erie, Pennsylvania.

To view the full rankings click here.


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