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A State by State Guide of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the US

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The X4Impact dataset is intended as a discussion guide to take a state by state look at key indicators, leading nonprofits, and social impact funding ranked by state. It features each of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

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Select a State to see a detailed report below.

Rankings are available for each indicator from 1-50, where 1 is the top-ranked state.

Choose a state from the selector on the right to see details for that state. Rankings are available for each indicator from 1-50, where 1 is the top-ranked state.

Washington - UN Sustainable Development Goals

Below you’ll find details for Washington for 17 key indicators related to each of the UN SDGs, including how Washington ranks against the other states on each indicator, as well as a list of the top nonprofit organizations working on select issue areas related to human services, climate change & clean energy, social justice & inequality.

Selected State
WA
SDG
Indicator
Rank
# of NGOs
Rank
Total Annual Revenue
21.6K
Homeless individuals
46
1K
18
$4B
10%
Food insecure households
10
424
14
$2B
1.7
Hospital beds per 1,000 people
49
1K
20
$48B
$35K
Average student debt
28
1K
13
$4B
-34%
Gender pay gap
44
267
18
$902M
21.5K
People without access to toilets, sinks, or clean water
34
125
9
$392M
75%
Electricity generated from renewable sources
5
105
8
$376M
730.2K
People living below poverty line
32
675
19
$3B
73%
Roads in good or fair condition
42
425
16
$525M
26
Equal Employment Complaints per 1,000 workers
18
602
15
$2B
269M
Trips on public transportation
9
2K
16
$3B
$1K
Value of groceries wasted per capita
37
135
8
$161M
11.2
Per capita CO2 emissions (metric tons)
9
78
14
$50M
65
Marine Protected Areas
3
202
11
$201M
48%
Forest coverage
19
262
10
$293M
124.9K
People in the correctional system
35
565
18
$851M
83%
Percent of population with access to broadband internet
31
209
15
$249M

Note: it may be possible for two or more states to have the same value for an indicator. In these instances they receive the same ranking.

Explore our companion interactive reports to learn more about a specific SDG in the US, view other key indicators for Washington, and learn more about the nonprofits operating in the state that work on UN SDG related issues.

Learn more about top nonprofit organizations in Washington below.

Human Services in Washington
No data available
Climate Action & Clean Energy in Washington
No data available
Social Justice & Inequalities in Washington
No data available

Looking for more data?

Explore our companion interactive reports that cover each UN Sustainable Development Goal in more detail. View other critical indicators for the US, from minimum wage and mental health, to natural disasters and gender equality. Learn more about the 484,256 organizations working on UN SDG related issues and the 2.9T of annual income reported by these organizations.

Visit our Tech Solution Directory which showcases 1600+ innovative Tech for Good organizations supporting social impact and the public sector, addressing challenges related to food waste & plastic pollution, homelessness & food insecurity, endangered species, education, and much more.

Sources

  • Homeless individuals: United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Food insecure households: ERR-275, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
  • Hospital beds per 1,000 people: Kaiser Family Foundation( KFF)
  • Average student debt: EducationData.org
  • Gender pay gap: US Census Bureau
  • People without access to toilets, sinks, or clean water: US Census Bureau
  • Energy from renewable sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
  • People living below poverty line: US Census Bureau
  • Roads in good or fair condition: Bureau of Transportation Statistics
  • Equal Employment Complaints per 1,000 workers: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission & Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Trips on public transportation: National Transit Database
  • Value of groceries wasted per capita: US Packaging and Wrapping & X4Impact Analysis of Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Department of Commerce Personal Expenditures by State 2019 and Economic Research Service U.S. Department Of Agriculture Food Loss Estimates
  • Per capita CO2 emissions (metric tons): US Energy Information Administration (EIA), State Energy Data System
  • Marine Protected Areas: NOAA's Marine Protected Areas Inventory (MPA Inventory)
  • Forest coverage: The USDA Forest Service Forest Inventory & Analysis Program
  • People in the correctional system: The US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics
  • Percent of population with access to broadband internet: BroadbandNow

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