A new report names two Western New York congressional districts among the top ten worst for black Americans.

New York’s 25th District which includes the city of Rochester and the 26th District which includes the city of Buffalo place second and ninth, respectively. Financial news and opinion website 247wallst.com conducted the study which created an index to measure socioeconomic disparities between black and white Americans based on U.S. Census data. It looked at seven factors including poverty rate, home ownership rate and unemployment.

Only Minnesota’s 5th District did worse in the study than NY-25. The website said segregation leads to disparate outcomes, and Rochester schools are highly segregated with only 10% white students in the district.

“Currently, over 94% of white adults in the congressional district have a high school diploma, compared to just 78.4% of black adults,” the report continues. “Education is closely linked to income, and more than one in every three black district residents live below the poverty line, compared to 8.2% of white residents”

Democrat Rep. Joe Morelle represents NY-25. He is currently serving his first full term.

24/7 Wall St editor Douglas McIntyre said there are a lot of contributing factors and the point of the study is not to place blame on a single person.

“One of the things we don’t want to do is put our fingers on the scales about that for two reasons. The first one is I don’t think anybody knows the answer to that but the second one is we in particularly don’t know the answer to that,” he said.

NY-26 also had a nearly 24 point chasm in poverty rates between white and black people who live in the district. Democratic Congressman Brian Higgins’s office said he is well-aware of the data as there have been numerous reports over the years.

“Congressman Higgins has a clear understanding of the challenges Western New York faces and his work in Washington is centrally focused on fighting for opportunities to help our communities thrive and put people to work,” spokesperson Theresa Kennedy said.

She said there is no singular solution to the issue but Higgins has helped bring in significant federal dollars for workforce training in Buffalo and voted in favor of issues like raising the minimum wage and increased education funding.