Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
The federal gas tax has held steady at 18.4 cents since 1995
Though the federal gas tax hasn’t changed, the average state gas tax has ranged from 21 to 29 cents per gallon since 2000.
10%: The share of the federal budget dedicated to spending on children in 2014
The children’s share of the federal budget is projected to drop from 10 percent in 2014 to less than 8 percent in 2025.
In the DC area, 1 in 10 individuals over age 5 is limited- or non-English proficient
DC is one of only a few cities in the United States to have passed translation and interpretation access legislation.
Pimps in Washington, DC, had average weekly cash incomes of $11,588 between 2005 and 2011
The estimated revenues of America’s underground sex economies range from $39.9 million in Denver to $290 million in Atlanta.
75%: The share of scheduled Social Security benefits millennials can expect with no reform
The trust fund will run dry in the mid-2030s, but even if we take no action young workers will still get most of their benefits.
In 2015, the average income tax refund was $2,711
Of the 126 million tax returns the IRS processed through April 17, 2015, almost three-quarters resulted in a refund.