Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
Black and Hispanic Americans are 2x as likely to have student loan debt as whites
Sixteen percent of whites have student loan debt, as do 34 percent of African Americans and 28 percent of Hispanics.
95% of charities reporting $50,000+ in revenue in 2008 were still operational in 2012
The recession had a relatively modest effect on nonprofit survival: before the recession, the “death” rate was 4.3 percent.
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.
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.
25.4% of American adults volunteered with a nonprofit organization in 2013
That year, volunteers contributed 8.1 billion hours—worth an estimated $163 billion.
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.