Race, gender shape Chattanooga childrens' future earnings, national study warns

Downtown Chattanooga is seen from Signal Mountain in this file photo. A study published just a few months ago by economists at Stanford and Harvard universities says that cities like Chattanooga must address the factors stifling the economic mobility of African-American men if they want to see racial gaps narrow. / Staff file photo by Tim Barber

Hamilton County Median Household Income by Race and Ethnicity in 2016

White - $55,963 ($63,200 U.S.)Hispanic - $37,747 ($46,900 U.S.)Black - $29,416 ($38,600 U.S.)Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey

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Children born to families in the lowest 25 percent of earners grow up to make on average:White female — $15,170 Chattanooga, $15,170 Knoxville, $16,820 Memphis, $17,670 Nashville ($20,260 U.S. average)Hispanic female — $15,170 Chattanooga, $15,990 Knoxville, $17,670 Memphis, $19,400 Nashville ($18,530 U.S. average)Black male — $18,530 Chattanooga, $15,170 Knoxville, $17,670 Memphis, $17,670 Nashville ($20,260 U.S. average)Black female — $19,400 Chattanooga, $17,670 Knoxville, $19,400 Memphis, $21,130 Nashville ($20,260 U.S. average)Hispanic male — $23,730 Chattanooga, $24,590 Knoxville, $24,590 Memphis, $25,450 Nashville ($27,160 U.S. average)White male — $23,730 Chattanooga, $21,130 Knoxville, $24,590 Memphis, $24,590 Nashville ($28,870 U.S. average)Children born to families in the top 75 percent of earners grow up to make on average:White female — $27,161 Chattanooga, $27,160 Knoxville, $28,020 Memphis, $28,020 Nashville ($29,730 U.S.