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COMMUNITY TYPE

Minority Central

Characteristics
  • Located primarily in the South
  • Home to large pockets of black residents but a below average percentage of Hispanics and Asians.
  • Counties with median household incomes below national median though there is a large disparity in income between black and white households
  • Racial disparity mirrored in voting trends as well with blacks voting Democratic and whites supporting Republicans

Community Type Demographics

Ethnicity

Presidential Election Results

2004
  • 48%
  • Kerry in 2004
  • Kerry
  • 51%
  • Bush in 2004
  • Bush
2008
  • 50%
  • Obama in 2008
  • Obama
  • 49%
  • McCain in 2008
  • McCain

Representative Communities

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Community Type Comparison

Household Income by Race (2006)

Minority Central
  • $36,092
  • College and Careers
  • White Households
  • $20,184
  • College Graduates
  • Black Households
National
  • $38,277
  • College and Careers
  • White Households
  • $28,198
  • College Graduates
  • Black Households
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