Gender & Age
Percentage of people who fell below the poverty line—$24,340 for a family of four—in 2016
Percentage of children under age 18 who fell below the poverty line in 2016
Percentage of women ages 18 to 64 who fell below the poverty line in 2016
Race & Ethnicity
Creating Good Jobs
Income Inequality Ratio
The share of income going to the top 20 percent of households versus that going to the bottom 20 percent of households in 2016
Percentage of all workers who were unemployed in 2016
High School Graduation
Percentage of public high school students who graduated on time in 2014-15 school year
Percentage of youth ages 18 to 24 without high school degrees who were not in school or working in 2015
Higher Education Attainment
Percentage of young adults ages 25 to 34 who had an associate’s degree or higher in 2016
Gender Wage Gap
Median earnings of full-time year-round working women compared to that of men in 2016
Strengthening Families and Communities
Promoting Family Economic Security
Hunger and Food Insecurity
Percentage of households who were food insecure on average from 2014 to 2016, meaning that at some point during the year, they experienced difficulty providing enough food due to a lack of money or resources.
Number of apartments or other units that were affordable and available for every 100 renter households with very low incomes in 2015. Very low-income households are those with incomes at or below 50 percent of the area median income.
Assets and Savings
Percentage of households that used high-cost, high-risk forms of credit to make ends meet during 2015. This includes payday loans, automobile title loans, refund anticipation loans, rent-to-own, and pawning.