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In 10 years, the population of America’s 100 largest metros grew from 182 million to 197 million

In 10 years, the population of America’s 100 largest metros grew from 182 million to 197 million

The 100 largest metropolitan areas grew at a rate of 1.41 percent per year, which is rapid among advanced industrial nations.

Source: 2013, Concentrated Poverty and Regional Equity
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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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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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18% of LGBTQ youth engaged in survival sex dislike “everything” about trading sex

For many respondents, trading sex seemed like the most effective way to meet their basic needs, like food and shelter.

Source: 2015, Surviving the Streets of New York: Experiences of LGBTQ Youth, YMSM, and YWSW Engaged in Survival Sex
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About 80% of new mortgage originations are backed by the federal government

About 80% of new mortgage originations are backed by the federal government

One of the goals of housing finance reform is to increase the supply of private risk capital in the housing market. 

Source: 2014, Johnson Crapo GSE Discussion Draft: A Few Suggestions for Improvement
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Governments paid $137 billion to nonprofit organizations for services in 2012

Governments paid $137 billion to nonprofit organizations for services in 2012

In the United States, governments partner with nonprofits to provide needed services in communities across the country.

Source: 2013, Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants: Findings from the 2013 National Survey
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