Welcome to the National Equity Atlas, a comprehensive data resource to track, measure, and make the case for inclusive growth.
PolicyLink is seeking a continuing graduate student intern to join the National Equity Atlas team this summer.
The Sacramento region’s economy could have been over $19 billion stronger in 2014 alone if racial gaps in income were eliminated.
The Sacramento profile "provides insights into the geographic concentration of poverty and disinvestment in the region’s western urban core."

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

February 27, 2017

We have good news to share. We have updated our indicators, relaunched the #ChartoftheWeek series, expanded our team, and are looking for a summer intern.

February 27, 2017

With racial equity, average Black income in Oakland, California, in 2015 would have been over $71,000, a staggering 137 percent increase from $30,072. 

November 28, 2017

This brief describes why employment equity is critical to Georgia’s economic future and lays out a policy roadmap to achieve employment equity.

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.