Income inequalities by race and ethnicity persist in King County.
Economic inequality is linked to crime, social exclusion, despair, and negative health outcomes. Income disparities in King County have persisted through the first decade of the 21st century.
In 2014, King County's median household income was $75,834.
- Median incomes for Asians and whites were significantly higher than incomes for Black, Hispanic, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Multiple-Race households.
- Median incomes for Blacks and American Indians/Alaska Natives were lower than incomes for all groups except Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders.
- Median income for Hispanics was lower than for whites and Asians, but higher than for Blacks and American Indians/Alaska Natives.
- The 2014 median income for Asians and whites was more than double the income for Blacks, and almost 3 times the income for American Indians/Alaska Natives.