Income >> Income Archives >> Race/Ethnicity Trends (2015)

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.
  • From 1999 to 2014, median household income increased for King County whites, Asians and Hispanics, but not for Blacks. See Notes & Sources for table showing data over time for all racial/ethnic groups. 
  • From 2013 to 2014, median income increased signficantly only for whites.
  • 2014 median incomes for Blacks and Hispanics were significantly lower than those for whites and Asians, whose incomes did not differ significantly.
  • Between 1999 and 2014, median incomes for Blacks and Asians have diverged dramatically.
    • In 1999, the median income for Blacks was 69% of that for Asians.
    • By 2014, Black median income was only 47% of Asian income.