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COVID-19 deaths by race

Illustration by Krieg Barrie


Illustration by Krieg Barrie

49.7

The number of Americans per 100,000 persons who have died due to COVID-19 and in which the race of the deceased was documented, as of Aug. 18, according to data from APM Research Lab. The pandemic has hit some racial and ethnic groups harder than others, and experts say the reasons could range from higher rates of underlying conditions that make COVID-19 more serious to less access to healthcare services.

88.4 

The number of black Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19, as of Aug. 18.

73.2

The number of Native Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19.

54.4 

The number of Latino Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19.

40.4 

The number of white Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19.

36.4 

The number of Asian Americans who have died per 100,000 due to COVID-19.

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Goodbye, city life?

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

0.7%

The increase nationwide in the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment between August 2019 and August 2020, bringing the price up to $1,233, according to the Zumper National Rent Report. The overall increase stands in contrast to decreases in rent prices in the nation’s most expensive cities, which saw people and jobs leave during the COVID-19 pandemic and an upsurge in crime and unrest. Eight of the 10 cities with the most expensive rent prices saw year-over-year decreases. The two that didn’t were Miami and San Diego.  

-11.1% 

The decrease in the median rent for a one-bedroom ­apartment in San Francisco since August 2019.

-7.4%

The decrease in the median rent in Seattle since August 2019.

-6.9%

The decrease in the median rent in New York since August 2019.

-6.0% 

The decrease in the median rent in Boston since August 2019.

-4.0% 

The decrease in the median rent in Los Angeles since August 2019.

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Land of opportunity

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Illustration by Krieg Barrie

$36,962

Per capita income of white Americans in the United States in 2018, according to the Census Bureau. Several nonwhite groups of Asian ancestry earn more money than white Americans, on a per capita basis. When considered in terms of household income, many additional groups—including Iranian Americans, Indonesian Americans, Filipino Americans, Ghanaian Americans, and Egyptian Americans—earn more than white Americans earn. Asian Americans overall had higher per capita and household incomes than white Americans had in 2018.

$53,298 

Per capita income of Asian Indians in the United States in 2018, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

$50,617

Per capita income of Japanese Americans in the United States in 2018.

$43,583 

Per capita income of Chinese Americans in the United States in 2018.

$41,385 

Per capita income of Korean Americans in the United States in 2018.

$36,183 

Per capita income of Filipino Americans in the United States in 2018.

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