Minority families in Colorado are more likely to earn a low income

March 16, 2015

In Colorado, there are 30 percent more minority families with low income than white families with low income, according a new report from Bell Policy Center. That's a full five percentage points above the national average. 

("Low income" is defined by the Bell Policy Center as 200 percent of poverty, which was income of $47,248 for a family of four in 2013.)

Fifty-four percent of Hispanic families in Colorado earn a low income, which makes the gap between white and Hispanic families even larger: 36 percent.

Regionally, Colorado has the largest gap between white and minority families. The national gap began growing during the Great Recession. 

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