Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
22.4% of Americans without a high school degree received SNAP or cash aid in 2010
Only 3.2 percent of Americans with bachelor’s degrees received aid in 2010 – still more than double the pre-recession rate.
$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).
In the last quarter of 2014, household equity surged by $288 billion
Total debt remained flat at $9.86 trillion, bringing the total value of the housing market to $21.69 trillion.
In less than 10 years, there will be 55 million Americans over the age of 65
Data show that without policy changes, many older Americans won’t have access to needed transportation and services.
White-on-black homicide is 10 times as likely as black-on-white homicide to be ruled justified
Homicides with a white perpetrator and a black victim are more likely to be ruled justified than when the races are reversed.
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.