Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
As many as 1.2 million loans were “missing” in 2012
The drop can be attributed to low credit availability. Black and Hispanic borrowers have been disproportionately affected.
15% of Americans were living in poverty in 2012, the highest rate in 50 years
The poverty rate was roughly as high as it has been in any year since 1965, but it lower than one might expect post-recession.
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.
79% of Sierra Leoneans had access to a water source within 15 minutes in 2011
That’s an 30 percent increase from 2005.
In the DC area, 1 in 10 individuals over age 5 is limited- or non-English proficient
DC is one of only a few cities in the United States to have passed translation and interpretation access legislation.
76%: The increase in SNAP use between the beginning of the recession in 2007 and 2012
46 million people received SNAP benefits in 2012, making the $72 billion program a key part of the social safety net.