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Table 2 Racial/ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparity for Superfund Host Versus Non-Host Census Tracts (US Census 2000)

From: Spatial disparity in the distribution of superfund sites in South Carolina: an ecological study

Demographics & Socioeconomic Variables Census Tracts* Superfund Host Tracts ** Superfund Non-Host Tracts **
Population (%) 4,012,012 2,197,252 (54.8) 1,814,760 (45.2)
Black Population (%) 1,185,216 (29.5) 662,949 (55.9) 522,267 (44.1)
White Population (%) 2695560 (67.2) 1,464,784 (54.3) 1,230,776 (45.7)
Non-White Population (%) 1,316,452 (32.8) 732,468 (55.6) 583,984 (44.4)
Population Below Poverty Line (%) 567,783 (14.2) 324,523 (57.2) 243,260 (42.8)
Population Above Poverty Line (%) 3,444,229 (85.9) 1,872,729 (54.4) 1,571,500 (45.6)
Population with < HS Education (%) 953,243 (23.8) 564,396 (59.21) 388,847 (40.8)
Population with HS Education (%) 3,058,769 (76.2) 1,632,856 (53.4) 1,425,913 (46.6)
Unemployed Population (%) 146,043 (3.6) 79,559 (54.5) 66,484 (45.5)
Employed Population (%) 3,865,969 (96.4) 2,117,693 (54.8) 1,748,276 (45.2)
  1. Note: * The percentages are with respect to the count 4,012,012. ** The percentages in each row are with respect to the count in the column “Census Tracts” in that row.