Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Social Statistics

This is a random selection of statistics some of you might find interesting. The numbers may not be exactly right today, as the results are reported over the last several years. The oldest data is from the 2010 census.  

One in five families in the United States have no one working.

Forty percent of children are being raised by single parents.

Only forty-six percent of children live in a traditional family. A traditional family is one in which children are living with two biological parents, where one is the bread-winner and the other manages the household.

Only 25% of high school freshmen graduate on time.

There are 2,000 schools in the United States that graduate less than 60% of their students. The ineffective schools account for 50% of all high school dropouts in the United States.

High school drop outs make $200,000 less in their lifetime than high school graduates.

High school dropouts make $1,000,000 less in their lifetime than college graduates.

Public state college tuition is currently about $24,000 per year. Private college tuition is about $47,000 per year.

The labor force participation rate is 62.7%, which reflects 93,000,000 people out of the labor force.

Our national debt is $19,000,000,000. This amounts to $161,000 for each taxpayer. Our national debt increases $500,000,000 every year.

There are about 250,000 protestant churches in the United States. Almost 200,000 of them are stagnant or shrinking in membership. About 4,000 churches shut down each year.

About 6% of our population is atheist and about 20% of the population is not affiliated with any religious organization.

Social Security and Medicare will collapse in the next 20 years without significant changes. Our Congress has known about this problem for 25 years and have been unable to get an agreement to solve the problem.

About 68% of Americans have no retirement plan, except Social Security.

As many as 50 municipalities each year go bankrupt because of the exorbitant pension plans. A few states are also in jeopardy.

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