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Here's the average tax refund people get in every US state

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According to the IRS, in Fiscal Year 2016, the average individual income tax refund was about $3,050. Note that this does not include refunds in categories such as business income taxes, estate and trust income tax, gift tax and employment tax.

At the state level, average income tax refunds ranged from a low of $2,300 in Maine to a high of $3,130 in Texas. CNBC calculated those numbers by looking at the total number of refunds issued in every state and the total sum of refund dollars issued in every state.

Read on to see how your refund stacks up. And, if you're one of the millions expecting a tax refund this year, make sure you collect (uncollected refunds average $700) and consider using it to improve your financial situation, whether that means tackling debt, funding your retirement accounts or chipping away at your rent or mortgage.

ALABAMA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,790

Mobile, Alabama
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Mobile, Alabama

ALASKA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,670

Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska

ARIZONA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,620

Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona

ARKANSAS

Average individual income tax refund: $2,690

Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Hot Springs, Arkansas

CALIFORNIA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,810

San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California

COLORADO

Average individual income tax refund: $2,560

Cripple Creek, Colorado
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Cripple Creek, Colorado

CONNECTICUT

Average individual income tax refund: $2,960

Hartford, Connecticut, is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, with a projected $2.7 billion deficit for the new fiscal year, beginning July 1.
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Hartford, Connecticut, is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, with a projected $2.7 billion deficit for the new fiscal year, beginning July 1.

DELAWARE

Average individual income tax refund: $2,540

Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Average individual income tax refund: $2,900

Washington, DC
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Washington, DC

FLORIDA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,880

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Condo buildings line the beach in Sunny Isle, Florida.

GEORGIA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,790

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Atlanta reflected in the lake of Piedmont Park.

HAWAII

Average individual income tax refund: $2,590

Oahu, Hawaii
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Oahu, Hawaii

IDAHO

Average individual income tax refund: $2,430

Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho

ILLINOIS

Average individual income tax refund: $2,820

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People walk on the pedestrian bridge through Millennium Park in Chicago.

INDIANA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,570

Downtown Indianapolis
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Downtown Indianapolis

IOWA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,590

West Des Moines, Iowa
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West Des Moines, Iowa

KANSAS

Average individual income tax refund: $2,610

Wichita, Kansas
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KENTUCKY

Average individual income tax refund: $2,600

Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky

LOUISIANA

Average individual income tax refund: $3,070

Shreveport, Louisiana
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Shreveport, Louisiana

MAINE

Average individual income tax refund: $2,300

Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine

MARYLAND

Average individual income tax refund: $2,770

Downtown Baltimore, Maryland
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Downtown Baltimore, Maryland

MASSACHUSETTS

Average individual income tax refund: $2,730

Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts

MICHIGAN

Average individual income tax refund: $2,490

Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan

MINNESOTA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,430

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An early morning jog around Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota.

MISSISSIPPI

Average individual income tax refund: $2,950

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Madison is part of the Jackson metro area in Mississippi

MISSOURI

Average individual income tax refund: $2,550

St. Louis, Missouri
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St. Louis, Missouri

MONTANA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,370

Helena, Montana
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Helena, Montana

NEBRASKA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,530

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska

NEVADA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,760

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A time exposure of traffic along the Las Vegas Strip is viewed from Caesars Palace on May 19, 2015.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Average individual income tax refund: $2,530

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire

NEW JERSEY

Average individual income tax refund: $2,940

Jersey City, New Jersey
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Jersey City, New Jersey

NEW MEXICO

Average individual income tax refund: $2,620

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

NEW YORK

Average individual income tax refund: $2,990

New York, New York
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New York, New York

NORTH CAROLINA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,580

Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina

NORTH DAKOTA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,900

Fargo, North Dakota
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Fargo, North Dakota

OHIO

Average individual income tax refund: $2,490

Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio

OKLAHOMA

Average individual income tax refund: $3,090

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma

OREGON

Average individual income tax refund: $2,340

Beaverton, Oregon
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Beaverton, Oregon

PENNSYLVANIA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,590

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Philadelphia skyline

RHODE ISLAND

Average individual income tax refund: $2,550

Providence, Rhode Island
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Providence, Rhode Island

SOUTH CAROLINA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,530

Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina

SOUTH DAKOTA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,550

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South Dakota Capitol Building in Pierre

TENNESSEE

Average individual income tax refund: $2,690

People in Market Square on market day in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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People in Market Square on market day in Knoxville, Tennessee.

TEXAS

Average individual income tax refund: $3,130

Kayaking in Austin, Texas.
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Kayaking in Austin, Texas.

UTAH

Average individual income tax refund: $2,640

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A scene showing 25th Street in Ogden, Utah.

VERMONT

Average individual income tax refund: $2,350

Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont

VIRGINIA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,700

Richmond, Virginia.
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Richmond, Virginia.

WASHINGTON

Average individual income tax refund: $2,620

Belltown, Seattle neighborhood
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Belltown, Seattle neighborhood

WEST VIRGINIA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,590

West Virginia Capital Building.
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West Virginia Capital Building.

WISCONSIN

Average individual income tax refund: $2,350

Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin

WYOMING

Average individual income tax refund: $2,850

In Teton County, home to the famed Jackson Hole ski resort, the average income of a member of the top 1% tops $28 million
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In Teton County, home to the famed Jackson Hole ski resort, the average income of a member of the top 1% tops $28 million