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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.
In 2012, 37% of graduate-degree recipients had borrowed $50,000 or more to pay for school
That year, 14 percent of graduate-degree recipients owed as much as $100,000 for undergraduate and graduate studies combined.
In 2013, households headed by adults ages 65 and older devoted 28% of their spending to housing
That’s more than twice as much as these adults spent on health care.
12%: The drop in adjusted gross income reported on individual income tax returns from 2007-09
Adjusted gross income (AGI) reported by taxpayers with income of $1 million or more fell by almost half.
2009-2011: As a result of the recession, nonbank credit users rose from 11.8% to 14.2%
Many using nonbank loans have demographic characteristics associated with financial stability.
Black and Hispanic Americans are 2x as likely to have student loan debt as whites
Sixteen percent of whites have student loan debt, as do 34 percent of African Americans and 28 percent of Hispanics.