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In the DC area, 1 in 10 individuals over age 5 is limited- or non-English proficient

In the DC area, 1 in 10 individuals over age 5 is limited- or non-English proficient

DC is one of only a few cities in the United States to have passed translation and interpretation access legislation. 

Source: 2014, Ten Years of Language Access in Washington, DC
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In 2011, 18% of all workers worked for themselves and had no employees

In 2011, 18% of all workers worked for themselves and had no employees

Sole proprietors tend to have worse economic outcomes than wage-and-salary workers, but employees in family businesses do better.

Source: 2014, Self-Employment, Family-Business, Ownership, and Economic Mobility
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An estimated 55,702 nonprofits have government contracts and grants

An estimated 55,702 nonprofits have government contracts and grants

Through contracts and grants, governments partner with nonprofits to provide needed services in communities across the country.

Source: 2014, National Study of Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants 2013: State Profiles
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51% of US low-income men ages 18-44 lack any health insurance coverage

51% of U.S. low-income men ages 18-44 lack any health insurance coverage

Nineteen percent of low-income men report fair or poor health vs. 4.9 percent among higher-income men ages 18–44.

Source: 2013, The Health of Disconnected Low-Income Men
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For twenty-something white women, 81% of the fertility decrease is due to declining marriage rates

The recession has accelerated a long-term decline in the proportion of married white, black, and Latina women in their twenties.

Source: 2015, Millennial Childbearing and the Recession
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5: Number of counties nationwide with property tax bills exceeding 3% of the median home price

5: Number of counties nationwide with property tax bills exceeding 3% of the median home price

From 2007 to 2011, most counties had property tax bills that were between 0.5 and 1.5 percent of the median home price. 

Source: 2013, Property Taxes in the United States
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