Key stats, graphs, and maps on economic and social policy
In 2015, the average income tax refund was $2,711
Of the 126 million tax returns the IRS processed through April 17, 2015, almost three-quarters resulted in a refund.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.