1. Measured on an Option Adjusted Spread (OAS) basis as of 12/31/2019.
2. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.
3. Personal income is the sum of residents’ paychecks, Social Security benefits, employers’ contributions to retirement plans and health insurance, income from rent and other property and benefits from public assistance programs.
4. Pew Research, Pew Charitable Trusts.
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