USAFacts Reports

The Latest Annual Reports

  • 2019 Annual Report NEW

    2019 Annual Report

    For a summary of the most recent data on government finances, outcomes of government activities, and population trends, please read our Annual Report.

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  • 2019 10-K Report NEW

    2019 10-K Report

    For in-depth analysis of government finances, please read our 10-K.

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Reports on Healthcare

  • Vaccines and immunizations

    Learn more about vaccines

    Today, the Centers for Disease Control lists 26 diseases against which vaccines provide immunity. Since 1995, the rate of immunization against diphtheria, pertussis, polio and measles in the United States has increased approximately 5%. Let’s look at the way that increase has unfolded among states and demographic groups.

    Learn about the data
  • The Affordable Care Act

    Learn more about who is insured and who is not

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is back in court. Since the 2017 tax bill cut out the individual mandate at the heart of the law, challengers now say the remaining part of the law is unconstitutional. Take a look at the tax and census data that could explain the effects of the law,

    Learn about health insurance
  • Why Medicare costs per person slowed down

    Click for an interactive graphic showing a break down of Medicare costs

    A combination of demographics and policy changes may point to an answer.

    Read our analysis
  • 5 things you might not know about Medicare

    Click for facts on Medicare

    In recent years, as the elderly population has increased, Medicare participation has grown to 18% of the population. However, for those not enrolled in the program, some aspects may be surprising.

    Learn about Medicare
  • Medicare and prescription drugs

    Click for an interactive graphic showing a break down of Medicare costs

    Medicare paid for 30% of the $333 billion spent prescription drugs in 2017. We’ve made an interactive graphic displaying how Medicare’s spending on more than 2,800 drugs have changed in recent years

    Interact with the data
  • Abortion in Alabama, Georgia and Ohio

    A snapshot of a graph showing abortion rates in Alabama, Georgia and Ohio

    An Alabama law was passed following state bills earlier this year which prohibit abortions in Ohio and Georgia after 6 weeks. The bills are also being passed after years of falling abortion rates both nationally and in the states in question.

    Read more
  • Opioid addiction, deaths, and treatment

    Opioids and pills

    A deep dive into the government’s data on the opioids crisis reveals previously unreported insights. For instance, the number of people seeking treatment for opioid addiction now outweighs alcohol abuse at reporting facilities.

    Learn about your community

Other Facts in Focus

  • Natural Disasters

    A chart showing natural disasters

    Four of the five most costly natural disasters in our nation’s history have occurred during the past ten years. How has the government’s response to natural disasters changed? What is the impact of different types of disasters?

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  • Domestic terrorism and mass shootings

    A chart showing weapons used in active shooter incidents

    We explore the data the government has and doesn’t have on domestic terrorism and mass shootings.

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  • A decade since the Great Recession: GDP and Jobs

    A bubble chart showing jobs and GDP change

    The GDP has grown and jobs have increased over the decade, but that growth hasn’t been uniform across industries and states.

    Dive deep in the data
  • Transportation is the largest source of emissions

    Transportation is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions

    According to new EPA data, transportation became the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States in 2017 after emissions from electricity generation continued to decline.

    Dive deep in the data
  • Hate crime data: the value in expanding our sources

    A snippet of a graph showing how hate crimes have changed

    The FBI compiles hate crime data. We dive into the data, talk about its limitations and how it compares to another federal data set.

    See the data
  • The death penalty in the US

    A graph showing the death penalty's decline

    With the federal Justice Department announcing a policy to resume executions, executions of those on death row across the country have decreased in recent years.

    See the change
  • Data on antitrust investigations

    Click to read the data analysis

    Antitrust investigations by the Department of Justice have declined, from a high of 593 investigations in 1971 to 100 in 2017. Since the earliest year of data available, there have been two periods of significant antitrust activities - the early 1970s and late 1990s.

    Interact with the data
  • Federal fines

    Click to read the data analysis

    Fines, penalties and forfeitures make up a small part of federal revenue. But the amount has been ticking upward in recent years.

    Check the receipts
  • Wiretapping

    Click to read the data analysis

    Federal and state courts authorized just under 3,000 wiretaps in 2018, down nearly 30% from the peak of authorizations in 2015.

    See the data
  • NASA’s budget history

    Click to read the data analysis

    50 years after the Apollo 11 moon landing, here’s a look at NASA’s budget throughout its history.

    Launch into the data
  • How the middle class is changing

    Click for a look at the middle 20%

    The middle class is affected by the same demographic shifts as the wider nation, namely an aging population and a decrease in marriages.

    Learn about the middle 20%
  • Population pyramids of all 50 states

    Click for an interactive graphic showing the population pyramids

    Look through annual data to see how population and demographics have changed in every state and the nation as a whole.

    See your state
  • What is Section 1325?

    A graph showing returns and removals

    One issue at the heart of current immigration debate is the criminalization of unauthorized entry in the US. Criminalization began in 1929 under section 1325, but prosecution of unauthorized entry has been inconsistent over the years.

    See the history
  • The data on farm subsidies

    A graphic showing the breakdown of crops receiving subsidies

    Here’s a breakdown of how the federal government has played a role in aiding the nation’s farms through subsidies such as direct payments, crop insurance, and loans.

    See the data
  • The US-China trade war and the states

    Click to see an interactive graphic highlighting each state's trade balance with China

    The impact of the tariff battle between the United States and China will vary at the state level, as each state has a different trading relationship with China.

    See how each state fares
  • Border apprehensions: A look at 20 years of data

    Border apprehensions: A look at 20 years of data

    he highest recorded monthly apprehension volume was in March 2000, when over 220,000 people were apprehended at the Southwest border.

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  • Asylum in the United States

    Interactive map showing asylum data in the United States

    Delve into asylum data, which shows a spike in recent years of migrants coming from Central America. Learn how the case backlog grew to hundreds of thousands.

    See the interactive map
  • US Census: What’s new in 2020?

    A photo illustration of the population of the United States

    USAFacts is giving you the history of the decennial census survey and everything you need to know to participate in 2020.

    Learn about the count
  • Where do Social Security payments go?

    Social Security Finances

    A portion of each paycheck we receive is sent to the federal government for Social Security. Where does this money go?

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  • How close is America to eliminating fossil fuels?

    Emissions

    The proposal aims switch America entirely to renewable energy and cut emissions as much as possible. Here’s where the United States stands on those fronts.

    See how your state fares
  • Food Stamps (SNAP)

    Food Stamps

    A state-by-state look at how prevalent food assistance programs are across America.

    See our interactive map
  • State of the Union

    State of the Union

    What do presidents historically talk about when they address the nation, and how does it compare to trends in areas such as jobs, wages, education, national security, and healthcare?

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  • Cost of the 2019 government shutdown

    Longest Government Shutdown

    The 2019 federal government shutdown was the longest shutdown in US history. How much did the shutdown cost us?

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  • HIV

    HIV

    The fight against HIV and AIDS has been ongoing since the 1980s. Here’s the government’s data and how many people have been affected and how far the epidemic has fallen.

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  • Employment & Earnings

    Employment and Earnings

    A new way to look at monthly job numbers.

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  • Is Social Security Sustainable?

    Social Security

    The latest numbers show 2018 was the first year the retirement trust fund paid out more in benefits than it made from taxes since the financial reforms of the early 1980s.

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  • US Immigration Throughout History

    Immigration History

    Explore US immigration policies and programs throughout history.

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  • Immigration

    Immigration

    Explore the total number of immigrants to the US over time, the purpose for their visit, and their countries of origin.

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  • 2019 Budget Proposal

    2019 Budget Proposal

    The White House released the proposed budget for 2019 and beyond. Check out the President’s proposed changes to spending by agency and program.

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  • Tax Policy

    Tax policy

    Tax policy is at the top of the agenda in the US. Get the facts you need to evaluate the proposed changes.

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  • 2018 Presidential budget

    2018 Presidential budget

    Congress needs to pass a budget by year’s end. Check out the President’s revenue and spending proposals, and see what the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has to say about them.

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  • Interstate Population Migration

    Interstate Population Migration

    For a comprehensive view on interstate migration patterns, please read our interactive report based on federal individual income tax returns as analyzed by the IRS.

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State Of The Facts Poll

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Past Annual Reports

  • 2018 10-K Report

    2017 Summary Report

    For in-depth analysis of change over time, please read our 10-K (200 pages).

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  • 2018 Annual Report

    2018 Annual Report

    For a comprehensive view on government’s missions, finances, and the population please read the Annual Report (78 pages).

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  • 2017 Summary Report

    2017 Summary Report

    For a snapshot on USAFacts key findings, please read the Summary report (50 pages).

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  • 2017 10-K Report

    2017 10-K Report

    For in-depth analysis of change over time, please read our 10-K (170 pages).

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  • 2017 Annual Report

    2017 Annual Report

    For a comprehensive view on government’s missions, finances, and the population please read the Annual Report (300 pages).

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