Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
In 2010, whites on average had 6x the wealth of blacks and Hispanics
The wealth gap is growing—in 1983, the average wealth of whites was roughly five times that of blacks and Hispanics.
Texas has just one immigrant legal-aid nonprofit for every 41,250 undocumented clients
Nationally, at least 684 nonprofits provide some form of legal aid to immigrants; if reform passes, that won’t be enough.
43.6% of patients in Sierra Leone could walk to a health clinic in 30 minutes or less in 2011
This statistic is up from just under 30 percent in 2005.
About 77 million Americans have a report of debt in collections
More than a third of adults with a credit file have a debt in collections and owe, on average, $5,178.
Those with bachelor’s degrees earn 79% more than high school grads
There are many ways to assess education’s payoff, but the earnings gap for all those wanting employment is vast.
In 2012, 96% of gains in charitable giving were offset by losses in giving
Gains of $769 million from new, current, and previously lapsed donors were nearly canceled out by losses of $735 million.