Welcome to the National Equity Atlas, a comprehensive data resource to track, measure, and make the case for inclusive growth.
This analysis sheds new light on the 106 million Americans — nearly a third of the nation — who are living at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
National Equity Atlas data used in Hartford Business Journal op-ed on increasing access to opportunity.
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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

December 19, 2018

Happy Holidays from the NEA team! In 2018, we released five policy briefs on full-employment in five Southern states, four equity profiles, and released our flagship report, 100 Million and Counting, on America's economically insecure.

December 5, 2018

In addition to nuanced data on who is economically insecure in America, the report offers bold policies that organizers, policymakers, business leaders, and others can pursue to her foster a more inclusive and equitable economy.

October 17, 2018

This profile illustrates how disparities in income, housing, educational attainment, and many other areas are costing the Cincinnati region billions of dollars in potential economic growth each year. 

September 27, 2018

Milwaukee renters already spend $2.8 billion to the local economy every year, but could contribute an additional $352 million per year if six in 10 renters were not rent burdened.