I am trying to compare black-white disparities in median household income, homeownership, and poverty rates at the county level using the 2012 - 2016 five-year ACS estimates, but there is a significant amount of missing data for those three variables. The source tables are as follows:
- B19013B: Median Household Income in the Past 12 Months (in 2016 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars) (Black or African American Alone Householder)
- B25003B: Tenure (Black or African American Alone Householder)
- B17020B: Poverty Status in the Past 12 Months by Age (Black or African American Alone)
I should add that 38% of counties have missing data for black median HHI, 5% missing for black poverty, and 14% missing for black home ownership at the county level. Moreover, this does not seem to be a suppression issue because there are counties where the black population count is smaller, but black median HHI is reported compared to counties where the black population count is larger, but black median HHI is not reported.