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This article uses data from the Los Angeles equity profile to showcase the income, wage, housing, and financial inequities in the L.A. region.
This report presents a typology that classifies the 150 largest U.S. regions based on the growth of advanced industries, the decline of manufacturing jobs, and the quality of service-sector jobs.

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 $2.5 trillion higher in 2015 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):

By 2045, 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:

What's New

December 17, 2019

Happy Holidays from the National Equity Atlas team! In 2019, we launched the Bay Area Equity Atlas, produced several equity profiles, and analyses on regions. We hope you've enjoyed our products and are excited about our upcoming 2020 projects. 


October 16, 2019

This report explored broad trends in the U.S. economy—such as the decline of traditional manufacturing, the growth of high-tech industries, and the rapid expansion of low-wage service jobs—and how they occur unevenly across the nation’s largest metro areas. 

Launched June 5, 2019

The Atlas is a comprehensive data support system to track the state of equity across the Bay Area region and inform solutions for inclusive prosperity.

April 17, 2019

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