Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
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.
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.
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.
18% of LGBTQ youth engaged in survival sex dislike “everything” about trading sex
For many respondents, trading sex seemed like the most effective way to meet their basic needs, like food and shelter.
About 80% of new mortgage originations are backed by the federal government
One of the goals of housing finance reform is to increase the supply of private risk capital in the housing market.
Governments paid $137 billion to nonprofit organizations for services in 2012
In the United States, governments partner with nonprofits to provide needed services in communities across the country.