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Notable numbers: Fair-market rent, CEO pay and prison spending

324 The percentage increase in what state governments across the United States spent on incarceration between 1979-1980 and 2012-2013
324 The percentage increase in what state governments across the United States spent on incarceration between 1979-1980 and 2012-2013 CHUCK LIDDY

324 The percentage increase in what state governments across the United States spent on incarceration between 1979-1980 and 2012-2013

107 The percentage increase in spending on education over the same time period

850 The percentage increase on incarceration spending in Texas over the time period, the nation’s largest increase

26 The number of police officers who had died in the line of duty this year as of Thursday

18 The number who had died at this point in 2015

662 The number of whites and Hispanics killed by police officers in 2015

258 The number of African-Americans killed by police in 2015

6,095 The number of African-Americans who died in homicides in 2014

5,397 The number of homicide deaths for whites and Hispanics that year

$15.5 million The average CEO pay for the top 350 biggest U.S. firms in 2015

276 to 1 The pay ratio to the typical worker

$16.3 million The average CEO pay in 2014

302 to 1 The ratio in 2014

100 The number of hours someone making minimum wage in Wake County would have to work to afford the rent and utilities for a basic two-bedroom apartment

$18.21 What workers in Wake County would have to make each hour to afford a two-bedroom unit at fair market rent and not pay more than 30 percent of their gross income on housing expenses

34 The percentage of North Carolina households that rent

$796 The fair-market rent for a two-bedroom apartment in North Carolina

$947 The rate in Wake County

$37,880 The annual income needed to afford that apartment in Wake County

20 The number of U.S. cities with more than 200,000 residents where the percentage of educated millennials is at least twice that of the state

16.5 The percentage of Durham residents who are millennials with college degrees

14.7 The percentage of Raleigh residents who are millennials with college degrees

12.5 The percentage of Charlotte residents who are

6.3 The percentage of North Carolinians as a whole who are millennials with college degrees

7 Where Duke University ranks on the list of colleges with graduates making the most money at mid-career

$122,000 What the average Duke graduate makes mid-career

1 Where Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, ranks on the list

$133,000 What its average graduate makes mid-career

78 The percentage of white evangelical voters who say they would vote for or lean toward Donald Trump if the election were held today

45 The percentage of those voters who say they are voting against Hillary Clinton

89 The percentage of black protestants who say they would vote for Clinton

77 The percentage of Hispanic Catholics who say they would vote for Clinton

67 The percentage of religiously unaffiliated voters who would vote for Clinton

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