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.
The mean annual earnings of working youth: just under $9,500
Working youth typically earn much more than pocket change, but not enough to thrive on their own.
The number of US counties with enough affordable housing for extremely low-income renters
Nationwide, there are 28 affordable units for every 100 renters with incomes at or below 30 percent of the area median income.
75%: The share of scheduled Social Security benefits millennials can expect with no reform
The trust fund will run dry in the mid-2030s, but even if we take no action young workers will still get most of their benefits.
In 2014, health programs accounted for one-fifth of expenditures on children—about $93 billion
Other categories included tax provisions, nutrition, income security, education and care, social services, housing, and training.
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.