Welcome to the National Equity Atlas, a comprehensive data resource to track, measure, and make the case for inclusive growth.
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These fact sheets for the #RenterWeekofAction show what renters and the nation would gain from addressing the affordability crisis
This brief examines the demographic divergence between young and old, and its impact on k-12 education spending.

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

September 26, 2017

It has been an incredible month for getting equity data in the hands of advocates working to build inclusive cities! Check out our updates to learn more.

September 17, 2017

Produced for the #RenterWeekofAction, these fact sheets highlight the importance of renters and what the nation and cities would gain from addressing the housing affordability crisis.

September 14, 2017

See Ronald Brownstein's piece in The Atlantic about our latest report, Bridging the Racial Generation Gap Is Key to America’s Economic Future.

September 6, 2017

Every percentage-point increase in the racial generation gap is associated with a decrease in state and local per-child education spending of around 1.5 percent.