Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
12%: The drop in adjusted gross income reported on individual income tax returns from 2007-09
Adjusted gross income (AGI) reported by taxpayers with income of $1 million or more fell by almost half.
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.
The annual cost of housing an inmate ranges from $21,006 to $33,930
By contrast, the annual cost of supervision by probation officers in the community is about $3,433 per offender.
$35,000: The average gain in wealth and income for the top 20% of households (in 2013 dollars)
Meanwhile, the incomes of the bottom 20 percent grew a little between 1990 and 2000 but then dropped again between 2000 and 2013.
Men born from 1940-44 reached the peak college–high school earnings gap— $31,000— at age 50
But the trajectory of the earnings gap is shifting. For those born between 1970 and 1974, it was that high at age 32.
White-on-black homicide is 10 times as likely as black-on-white homicide to be ruled justified
Homicides with a white perpetrator and a black victim are more likely to be ruled justified than when the races are reversed.