Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
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.
A combination of policies would reduce New York City’s poverty rate by nearly 69%
Promising policies include transitional jobs, earnings supplements, a higher minimum wage, increased SNAP benefits, and more.
78.8% of students in Sierra Leone in 2011 could walk to a school in 30 minutes or less
That number is up from 68 percent in 2005.
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.
658: The 10th percentile of FICO scores as of March 2014
Before the crisis, the threshold—the lower bound of creditworthiness needed to qualify for a mortgage—held steady in the low 600s.
In 10 years, the population of America’s 100 largest metros grew from 182 million to 197 million
The 100 largest metropolitan areas grew at a rate of 1.41 percent per year, which is rapid among advanced industrial nations.