Racial disparity in the St. Louis region not only exists, it persists.
Since 1992, the East-West Gateway Council of Governments has documented data measuring the gaps in the St. Louis metropolitan area between whites and blacks in household income, education, employment, health, and other factors. In many areas, the gaps have continued and by several measurements, including median household income between 2000 and 2012, the disparity has widened.
This update on racial disparity in the region is part of Where We Stand, an ongoing analysis by East-West Gateway that compares the St. Louis region to 34 comparable regions in more than 100 categories. The most recent full version, an 88-page,