Statistics about Americans

  • 58% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings: GOBankingRates
  • 40% of Americans would struggle to come up with $400 for an unexpected bill: MetLife
  • American debt in 2018/2019 averaged $136,365, and totaled $13.95 trillion: NerdWallet
  • Americans have an average of $6,849 in credit card debt: NerdWallet
  • The Median (half above, half below) household income for Americans in 2018 was $63,179: US Census
  • 12.8 million children lived in poverty in 2017, which was 17.5%. That was a decrease from 2016 when 18% lived in poverty: US Census
  • 45% of Americans believe in the existence of ghosts and demons: YouGov
  • 40% of Americans don’t wash their hands after going to the bathroom at home.
  • Super Mario Brothers is the most popular and the most famous video game: YouGov
  • The most popular sandwich in America is grilled cheese (79% say it is their favorite) followed by grilled chicken tied with turkey (75%). Roast beef comes in next at 71%.