Hispanic Workers Face Enormous Income Gap In Every Major American City | White workers earn at least 35 percent more than Hispanics in 95 of America’s major metropolitan areas, according to an analysis by The Business Journals. Whites earn at least 50 percent more in 429 markets, regardless of size. Los Angeles is the worst major market for Hispanic workers — despite its 40 percent Hispanic population, whites earn 67.2 percent more. With an income gap of 82.5 percent, Canton, Illinois is the worst market overall. Melbourne, Florida has the smallest gap of any major market (35 percent), followed by Knoxville, Tennessee and Baton Rouge, Louisiana at 38.1 percent.