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Notable numbers: High-end apartments, Wake breweries and Zika in the US

tlong@newsobserver.com

Notable numbers

Statistics from the past week that deserve a doubletake

1,000^ The number of migrants who have died in the Mediterranean Sea since May 21 as their boats sank

2,443 The number who have died this year through Monday

30 The percentage increase in the number of such deaths over the first five months of 2015

$14.5 million The median compensation for a U.S. health care CEO in 2015, the highest median of any other industry

7 The percentage that increased over 2014

$9.3 million The median compensation for a utility CEO, the lowest median of any other industry

$6,865 The decrease in state spending per college degree in North Carolina between 2008 and 2015

$6,537 The increase in individual spending per degree over the same period

618 The total number of cases of Zika virus infection in the territorial United States as of Thursday

195 The number of those who are pregnant women

11 The number of those infections that were sexually transmitted; all others were contracted by someone being bitten by a mosquito carrying the Zika virus outside the United States

69 The number of people shot in Chicago over the three-day Memorial Day weekend

6 The number of those people who died

12 The number of people who were shot to death in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend 2015, with 56 people being shot

75 The percentage of all new apartments built in the United States in 2015 that were high-end

78 The percentage of all apartments built in the Southeast that were high-end

79 The percentage of all apartments built in the first quarter of 2016 that were high-end

119 The percentage increase in the ratio of high-end to total new apartments in the Southeast from 2012 to 2015

7 Where Charlotte ranked on a list of mature metro areas in the ratio of high-end to total new apartments: 88 percent were high-end

10 Where the Triangle ranked, with 84 percent of new apartments being high-end

950 The percentage increase in high-end apartment construction in Charlotte between 2012 (two built) and 2015 (21 built)

1 Where Charlotte ranked on a list of metro areas with the highest percentage increase in high-end apartment construction over those years

100 The percentage of apartments built in Durham in 2015 that were high-end

100 The percentage of apartments built in Winston-Salem in 2015 that were high-end

45.8 million The number of people in 167 countries estimated to be in some sort of slavery in 2016

58 The percentage of those estimated to be in five countries: India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Uzbekistan

22 The number of craft breweries in Wake County

11 The number in Raleigh

16 The percentage increase in the average number of people who die in a crash involving a teen driver between Memorial Day and Labor Day compared with the rest of the year

Correction: In discussing percentages of Republicans, independents and Democrats who have an unfavorable view of blacks, Hispanics, gays and lesbians and transgender people as a whole relative to whites, the May 29 Notable Numbers should have said those were percentages of white Republicans, independents and Democrats.

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