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Arizonans’ incomes remain far below the national average

Arizonans’ incomes remain far below the national average and those of most neighboring states. While Arizona has seen some improvement in the past year—likely attributable to the minimum wage passage 15 2016—deep disparitiesf or communities of color persist. Black, Latino, and American Indian households earn significantly less than White households and remain well below Arizona’s median household income.

Median Household Income by Race:Ethnicity in Arizona

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