Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
The current federal prison population is more than 218,000
The Federal Bureau of Prisons has experienced an almost tenfold increase in its population since 1980.
As of June 2013, 4.2 million people had been unemployed for more than six months
Long-term unemployment, still quite high, contributes to poverty, diminishes workers’ job prospects, and harms the economy.
5: Number of counties nationwide with property tax bills exceeding 3% of the median home price
From 2007 to 2011, most counties had property tax bills that were between 0.5 and 1.5 percent of the median home price.
$669,000,000+: The total hospital costs for gunshot wounds in 2010
In 2010, 14.4 out of 100,000 US residents sought treatment for a gunshot wound. The uninsured represent up to 59% of the costs.
By the second quarter of 2012, 59% of all mortgaged properties in Nevada were underwater
During the housing crisis, Las Vegas saw the highest levels of foreclosure and price collapse of any American metro.
50% of all US babies born in 2010 were nonwhite
Among the 100 most populous metropolitan areas, 15 are already “majority-minority.”