A look at Pa.’s millennial population | The Numbers Racket
According to Brookings Institution data, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area, millennials make up 22.1 percent of the population.
These are the demographics of student loan debt in Pa. and beyond | The Numbers Racket
This week we’re continuing our look at student loan debt, using demographic data from the Education Data Initiative, a research organization studying the American education system.
A look at student loan debt in the U.S. | The Numbers Racket
Nationally, 43 percent of college attendees report that they incurred some type of educational debt. Similarly, 65 percent of college students graduate with student debt.
More than half of Americans say abortion should be legal in all, most cases | The Numbers Racket
A majority of men (58 percent) and women (63 percent) said abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
The state of abortion, infant, and maternal care in Pa. | The Numbers Racket
Using the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Capital-Star compiled statistics on abortion, and maternal and infant care in Pennsylvania.
Nearly 70M Americans receive benefits from Social Security Admin programs | The Numbers Racket
In 2020, 69.8 million people received benefits from programs administered by the Social Security Administration, according to the federal agency.
What Americans are saying about their financial health | The Numbers Racket
Forty-nine percent of respondents said they are prepared for a financial emergency, compared to 30 percent who said they were not prepared. Another 21 percent of respondents said they didn’t know if they were prepared for a financial emergency or not.
Affordable for whom? The cost of child care in Pa. | The Numbers Racket
Child care should take up no more than 7 percent of a families’ income in order to be considered “affordable,” according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Pa.’s litter problem | The Numbers Racket
Of the total estimated litter on roadways, the study found that 186.2 million (37.1 percent) pieces were cigarette butts. Another 152.9 million (30.4 percent) pieces of litter were plastic, most prevalently plastic film and plastic beverage containers, according to the study.
The state of emissions in Pa. | The Numbers Racket
In its 278-page 2021 Pennsylvania Climate Change Action Plan, the Department of Environmental Protection noted that as of 2017, the most recent year for which data were available at the time of the report, Pennsylvania has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 19.2 percent - 6.8 percent away from its 2025 goal.
Report: These Pa. counties received an ‘F’ for air quality | The Numbers Racket
In 2021, the ALA compiled its 22nd edition of the report, finding that more than four in 10 Americans live in places with unhealthy levels of air pollution.
The Clean Water Act at 50: A closer look at Pa.’s waterways | The Numbers Racket
In Pennsylvania, the Department of Environmental Protection oversees the enforcement of the federal CWA for waterways in the commonwealth, which includes approximately 85,500 miles of rivers and streams, according to the department.