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

The U.S. is facing a crossroads. As the country enters a new era, Americans redefine the future they want to see. Opportunities for collaboration, progress, and sustainability exist in abundance. X4Impact was selected as the data provider for Concordia's first U.S.-focused summit, which took place in a digital and in-person capacity from Lexington, Kentucky in April 2022.

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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

States are ranked from 1-50, where 1 is closest to the goal for each indicator. For NGOs, 1 represents the state with the most organizations in that impact area.

SDG
Indicator
Indicator Rank
# of NGOs
NGO Rank
Money
Deployed
21.6K
Homeless individuals
46
1K
18
$4B
10%
Food insecure households
10
422
15
$2B
1.7
Hospital beds per 1,000 people
49
1K
20
$48B
$35K
Average student debt
28
1K
14
$4B
-34%
Gender pay gap
44
265
18
$900M
21.5K
People without access to toilets, sinks, or clean water
34
126
10
$392M
75%
Electricity generated from renewable sources
5
106
8
$377M
730.2K
People living below poverty line
32
673
19
$3B
73%
Roads in good or fair condition
42
422
16
$526M
26
Equal Employment Complaints per 1,000 workers
18
604
15
$2B
269M
Trips on public transportation
9
2K
16
$3B
$1K
Value of groceries wasted per capita
37
135
8
$166M
11.2
Per capita CO2 emissions (metric tons)
9
77
13
$49M
65
Marine Protected Areas
3
199
12
$198M
48%
Forest coverage
19
261
10
$297M
124.9K
People in the correctional system
35
572
18
$867M
83%
Percent of population with access to broadband internet
31
218
15
$272M

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.

Environment, Climate Action & Clean Energy in Washington
No data available

* Excludes Public Utilities

Social Justice & Inequalities in Washington
No data available
Human Services in Washington
No data available

* Excludes Hospitals and Clinics

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 486,035 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 2,900+ 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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