Illinois

By many measures, Milwaukee is toughest US city for blacks

  • Police guard a police station in Milwaukee, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. Shots rang out during unrest after a police shooting that killed a man Saturday. Police said one person was shot at a Milwaukee protest on Sunday and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim and take the person to a hospital, as tense skirmishes erupted for a second night following the police shooting of a black man. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    Police guard a police station in Milwaukee, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. Shots rang out during unrest after a police shooting that killed a man Saturday. Police said one person was shot at a Milwaukee protest on Sunday and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim and take the person to a hospital, as tense skirmishes erupted for a second night following the police shooting of a black man. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police hide behind an armored vehicle as rocks are hurled at them in Milwaukee, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. Police said one person was shot at a Milwaukee protest on Sunday evening and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim during a second night of unrest over the police shooting of a black man, but there was no repeat of widespread destruction of property. Some two dozen officers in riot gear confronted a group who were throwing rocks and other objects at police near where the black man was fatally shot a day earlier.   (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    Police hide behind an armored vehicle as rocks are hurled at them in Milwaukee, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. Police said one person was shot at a Milwaukee protest on Sunday evening and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim during a second night of unrest over the police shooting of a black man, but there was no repeat of widespread destruction of property. Some two dozen officers in riot gear confronted a group who were throwing rocks and other objects at police near where the black man was fatally shot a day earlier. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)  (The Associated Press)

  • People protest and block traffic in Milwaukee, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016.Police said one person was shot at a Milwaukee protest on Sunday evening and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim during a second night of unrest over the police shooting of a black man, but there was no repeat of widespread destruction of property.  (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    People protest and block traffic in Milwaukee, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016.Police said one person was shot at a Milwaukee protest on Sunday evening and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim during a second night of unrest over the police shooting of a black man, but there was no repeat of widespread destruction of property. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)  (The Associated Press)

By many measures, there is no tougher place to be black in America than Milwaukee, where in recent days the shooting death of a black man by a black police officer has led to violent protests and riots that destroyed businesses.

The city of 600,000 along Lake Michigan is also the country's most segregated metropolitan area, surpassing larger Midwestern cities such as Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit. That's according to a 2012 Manhattan Institute analysis of census data.

Black residents make up 40 percent of Milwaukee's population. Most are concentrated on the north side, away from the breweries and festivals that draw tourists to the waterfront.

People on the north side are far more likely to be poor, to be incarcerated or to be unemployed than those in the city overall.