Welcome to the National Equity Atlas, a comprehensive data resource to track, measure, and make the case for inclusive growth.
Our analysis shows that if racial gaps in income were closed in Nassau and Suffolk county, Long Island's GDP would be an estimated $24 billion higher each year.
Grand Rapids's poverty and working poverty rates have both increased since 1990, outpacing national averages.
King County leaders use air pollution data from the Atlas to make the case for more equitable climate policies in Washington state.

By 2044, the majority of Americans will be people of color. Rising diversity is a tremendous asset—if all can access the resources and opportunities they need to thrive. 

Explore the Atlas to get data on changing demographics, racial inclusion, and the economic benefits of equity—in your city, region, state, and nationwide. Begin with the U.S. Summary to explore indicators like the map below.

Percent people of color:

Rising inequality and persistent inequities prevent many low-income people and people of color from realizing their full potential—compromising the entire economy.

Begin with the U.S. Summary to access key equity indicators, like wages by race shown below.

Median hourly wage by race/ethnicity:

Inclusion is the path to a prosperous and resilient new economy. The nation’s total GDP would have been $2.1 trillion higher in 2012 with racial equity—and every region and state would be stronger with equity.

Begin with the U.S. Summary for data on the economic benefits of equity.

Actual GDP and estimated GDP with racial equity in income (billions):

What's New

April 20, 2017

The New Orleans region's economy could have been $18 billion stronger in 2014 if its racial gaps in income had been closed.

April 17, 2017

Our new data profile and policy brief, produced in partnership with the Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability.

April 24, 2017

We released equity profiles that describe that state of equity in Fresno county, New Orleans city, and Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk counties). 

January 31, 2017

Our latest research brief analyzes the relationship between racial and spatial inequality in employment.