In this edition of Brookings Data Now: billions lack access to electricity; tens of thousands of deficient U.S. bridges; millions of Americans work in infrastructure jobs; more black than white kids born into poorer families.
Number of bridges in America that are structurally deficient
There are also 240,000 water main breaks annually.
Number of people globally who lack any access to electricity
2.8 billion people rely on “traditional biomass fuels” for heating and cooking.
Number of Americans who work in infrastructure jobs
This accounts for 11 percent of national employment.
Percentage of white kids born into a family with income > 250% of the federal poverty line
For black kids, 14 percent are born into a family with income 2.5 times the federal poverty line.