January 12, 2022 — Wyoming is known as the “Equality State,” and a recent study by the website Wallethub.com may help bear that out. According to the website, Wyoming ranked #1 of all 50 states and the District of Columbia as achieving the most racial progress. Employment and wealth, education, and social and civic engagement were measurements used to develop that top ranking. Texas was number two, with Georgia number three.
According to WalletHub, they measured the gaps between black people and white people across 21 key indicators of equality and integration in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Other top Wyoming rankings from the Wallethub.com survey showed:
#1 in “Highest Change in Median Average Income Gap”
#5 in “Highest Change in Labor-Force Participation Rate Gap”
#5 in “Highest Change in Unemployment Rate Gap”
#1 in “Highest Percentage in Change of Gap in % of Adults (25 and older) with at least a Bachelors Degree.”
Wyoming also ranked #7 in Wallethub’s “Most Racial Integration” survey.