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$53,850: The average total debt among Americans with a credit file in 2013

That number was substantially higher for people with a mortgage ($209,768) than people without a mortgage ($11,592).

Source: 2014, Debt in America
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38.4% of black US children were poor in 2012, compared with 21.8% of all US children

38.4% of black US children were poor in 2012, compared with 21.8% of all US children

More than one in five children in the United States lives in poverty—a total of over 16 million poor kids in all.

Source: 2013, Poverty in the United States
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In large tribal areas, the share of households lacking full plumbing was 11.5x the US average

In large tribal areas, the share of households lacking full plumbing was 11.5x the US average.

Native Americans have seen gains in housing quality, but large gaps in access to basic facilities still remain.

Source: 2014, Continuity and Change: Demographic, Socioeconomic, and Housing Conditions of Native American Indians and Alaska Natives
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In 2012, nonprofits lost 105 donors for every 100 gained

In 2012, nonprofits lost 105 donors for every 100 gained

That year, nonprofits experienced negative growth in donors: gains of 866,000 were offset by losses of 909,000.

Source: 2013, 2013 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report
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ARMs accounted for as much as 29% of new originations during the peak of the housing bubble

ARMs accounted for as much as 29% of new originations during the peak of the housing bubble

Adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) fell to a historic low of 1 percent in 2009, and now consist of 6 percent of total originations.

Source: 2014, Housing Finance At A Glance: A Monthly Chartbook
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FHA’s share of borrowers with credit scores under 640 dropped from 47% in 2001 to less than 3% today

FHA’s share of borrowers with credit scores under 640 dropped from 47% in 2001 to less than 3% today

Credit availability remains restricted, a challenge from which even the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) is not immune.

Source: 2014, Supplementing the Compare Ratio: An Important Step toward Opening the FHA Credit Box
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