Indicator_Housing Burden

Economy / Housing Burden   Housing Burden   When a significant portion of a household’s income is devoted to housing expenses, there is less money available to cover other basic needs such as food, health care and transportation, which may in turn result in...

Indicator_Median Wages

Economy / Median Wages Median WagesHourly wages are an important measure of total income. It is an indicator of how easily workers could increase their wages, assuming that they can work additional hours at the same hourly pay rate. This indicator paints a fuller...

Indicator_Median Income Disparities

Social Justice / Median Income Disparities   Median Income Disparities   One measure of income inequality is determining the disparities in median income between populations. This indicator measures those gaps by looking at the ratio of median household...

Poverty Study_Concentrated Poverty

Concentrated Poverty When a large portion of a neighborhood lives in poverty, there can be negative consequences for the entire neighborhood.1,2 While the effects of concentrated poverty are numerous,1,2 this study focused on the impact of concentrated poverty on...

Poverty Study_Industry

Industry Employment income is a critical factor in a family’s income and its poverty status. Wages can vary greatly between job types, and it can be useful in understanding poverty to understand what kinds of jobs are most likely to provide enough income for workers...