Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
In the last quarter of 2014, household equity surged by $288 billion
Total debt remained flat at $9.86 trillion, bringing the total value of the housing market to $21.69 trillion.
In 2012, nonprofits lost 105 donors for every 100 gained
That year, nonprofits experienced negative growth in donors: gains of 866,000 were offset by losses of 909,000.
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.
20% to 50%: The variation in how much money trickles down to local public sectors
Research indicates that more money in a local public sector appeared to increase a government’s effectiveness.
$53,850: The average total debt among Americans with a credit file in 2013
That number was substantially higher for people with a mortgage ($209,768) than people without a mortgage ($11,592).
Housing voucher recipients with cars were 2x more likely to find a job
They also tended to live in neighborhoods with lower poverty rates, stronger housing markets, and lower health risks.