Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
$53,850: The average total debt among Americans with a credit file in 2013
That number was substantially higher for people with a mortgage ($209,768) than people without a mortgage ($11,592).
38.4% of black US children were poor in 2012, compared with 21.8% of all US children
More than one in five children in the United States lives in poverty—a total of over 16 million poor kids in all.
In large tribal areas, the share of households lacking full plumbing was 11.5x the US average
Native Americans have seen gains in housing quality, but large gaps in access to basic facilities still remain.
In 2012, nonprofits lost 105 donors for every 100 gained
That year, nonprofits experienced negative growth in donors: gains of 866,000 were offset by losses of 909,000.
ARMs accounted for as much as 29% of new originations during the peak of the housing bubble
Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) fell to a historic low of 1 percent in 2009, and now consist of 6 percent of total originations.
FHA’s share of borrowers with credit scores under 640 dropped from 47% in 2001 to less than 3% today
Credit availability remains restricted, a challenge from which even the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is not immune.