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In 2015, the average income tax refund was $2,711

Average tax refund in 2015

Of the 126 million tax returns the IRS processed through April 17, 2015, almost three-quarters resulted in a refund.

Source: 2015, Most People Receive Refunds at Tax Time
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43.6% of patients in Sierra Leone could walk to a health clinic in 30 minutes or less in 2011

43.6% of patients in Sierra Leone could walk to a health clinic in 30 minutes or less in 2011

This statistic is up from just under 30 percent in 2005.

Source: 2014, Local Government Discretion and Accountability in Sierra Leone
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About 77 million Americans have a report of debt in collections

More than a third of adults with a credit file have a debt in collections and owe, on average, $5,178.

Source: 2014, Delinquent Debt in America
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As many as 1.2 million loans were “missing” in 2012 

As many as 1.2 million loans were “missing” in 2012

The drop can be attributed to low credit availability. Black and Hispanic borrowers have been disproportionately affected.

Source: 2014, Where Have All the Loans Gone? The Impact of Credit Availability on Mortgage Volume
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In DC, blacks and Latinos account for 95% of pediatric emergency room visits for asthma

In DC, blacks and Latinos account for 95% of pediatric emergency room visits for asthma

Like elsewhere, low-income children with asthma in DC face challenges accessing ongoing care.

Source: 2014, Making Sense of Childhood Asthma: Lessons for Building a Better System of Care
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LGBTQ kids, teens, and young adults comprise an estimated 20% to 40% of all homeless youth

LGBTQ kids, teens, and young adults comprise an estimated 20 to 40% of all homeless youth

LGBTQ youth are overrepresented among homeless youth. Ending youth homelessness requires special attention to this subpopulation.

Source: 2013, Youth Count! Process Study
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