Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
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.
In 2011, 18% of all workers worked for themselves and had no employees
Sole proprietors tend to have worse economic outcomes than wage-and-salary workers, but employees in family businesses do better.
An estimated 55,702 nonprofits have government contracts and grants
Through contracts and grants, governments partner with nonprofits to provide needed services in communities across the country.
51% of US low-income men ages 18-44 lack any health insurance coverage
Nineteen percent of low-income men report fair or poor health vs. 4.9 percent among higher-income men ages 18–44.
For twenty-something white women, 81% of the fertility decrease is due to declining marriage rates
The recession has accelerated a long-term decline in the proportion of married white, black, and Latina women in their twenties.
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.