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22.4% of Americans without a high school degree received SNAP or cash aid in 2010

22.4% of Americans without a high school degree received SNAP or cash aid in 2010

Only 3.2 percent of Americans with bachelor’s degrees received aid in 2010 – still more than double the pre-recession rate.

Source: 2012, Receipt of Assistance by Education
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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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In the last quarter of 2014, household equity surged by $288 billion

Total debt remained flat at $9.86 trillion, bringing the total value of the housing market to $21.69 trillion.

Source: 2015, Housing Finance At A Glance: A Monthly Chartbook
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In less than 10 years, there will be 55 million Americans over the age of 65

In less than 10 years, there will be 55 million Americans over the age of 65

Data show that without policy changes, many older Americans won’t have access to needed transportation and services.

Source: 2013, Roadblocks Ahead for Seniors Who Don't Drive
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White-on-black homicide is 10 times as likely as black-on-white homicide to be ruled justified

White-on-black homicide is 10 times as likely as black-on-white homicide to be ruled justified

Homicides with a white perpetrator and a black victim are more likely to be ruled justified than when the races are reversed.

Source: 2013, Race, Justifiable Homicide, and Stand Your Ground Laws: Analysis of FBI Supplementary Homicide Report Data
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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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