For every 100 black women living in the Bay Area, there are only 88 black men, according to a KQED Lowdown analysis.

This gender imbalance is notably greater than in any other racial group, and reflects the disproportionately high rate of incarceration among black males.

African-Americans made up about 7 percent of

Source:: The Lowdown

Why Black Women Outnumber Black Men in the Bay Area 8 March,2017Matthew Green


Matthew Green

Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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