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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 or chipping away at your rent or mortgage.

ALABAMA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,790

Mobile, Alabama
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ALASKA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,670

Anchorage, Alaska
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ARIZONA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,620

Tucson, Arizona
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ARKANSAS

Average individual income tax refund: $2,690

Hot Springs, Arkansas
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CALIFORNIA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,810

San Francisco, California
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COLORADO

Average individual income tax refund: $2,560

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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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DELAWARE

Average individual income tax refund: $2,540

Wilmington, Delaware
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WASHINGTON, D.C.

Average individual income tax refund: $2,900

Washington, DC
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FLORIDA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,880

Condo buildings line the beach in Sunny Isle, Florida.
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GEORGIA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,790

Atlanta reflected in the lake of Piedmont Park.
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HAWAII

Average individual income tax refund: $2,590

Oahu, Hawaii
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IDAHO

Average individual income tax refund: $2,430

Boise, Idaho
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ILLINOIS

Average individual income tax refund: $2,820

Chicago, Illinois
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INDIANA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,570

Downtown Indianapolis
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IOWA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,590

West Des Moines, Iowa
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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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LOUISIANA

Average individual income tax refund: $3,070

Shreveport, Louisiana
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MAINE

Average individual income tax refund: $2,300

Portland, Maine
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MARYLAND

Average individual income tax refund: $2,770

Downtown Baltimore, Maryland
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MASSACHUSETTS

Average individual income tax refund: $2,730

Boston, Massachusetts
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MICHIGAN

Average individual income tax refund: $2,490

Detroit, Michigan
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MINNESOTA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,430

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

Average individual income tax refund: $2,950

Madison is part of the Jackson metro area in Mississippi
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MISSOURI

Average individual income tax refund: $2,550

St. Louis, Missouri
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MONTANA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,370

Helena, Montana
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NEBRASKA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,530

Lincoln, Nebraska
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NEVADA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,760

Las Vegas, Nevada
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NEW HAMPSHIRE

Average individual income tax refund: $2,530

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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NEW JERSEY

Average individual income tax refund: $2,940

Jersey City, New Jersey
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NEW MEXICO

Average individual income tax refund: $2,620

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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NEW YORK

Average individual income tax refund: $2,990

New York, New York
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NORTH CAROLINA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,580

Charlotte, North Carolina
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NORTH DAKOTA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,900

Fargo, North Dakota
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OHIO

Average individual income tax refund: $2,490

Columbus, Ohio
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OKLAHOMA

Average individual income tax refund: $3,090

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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OREGON

Average individual income tax refund: $2,340

Beaverton, Oregon
Source: Town of Beaverton

PENNSYLVANIA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,590

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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RHODE ISLAND

Average individual income tax refund: $2,550

Providence, Rhode Island
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SOUTH CAROLINA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,530

Charleston, South Carolina
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SOUTH DAKOTA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,550

South Dakota Capitol Building in Pierre
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TENNESSEE

Average individual income tax refund: $2,690

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

Average individual income tax refund: $3,130

Kayaking in Austin, Texas.
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UTAH

Average individual income tax refund: $2,640

A scene showing 25th Street in Ogden, Utah.
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VERMONT

Average individual income tax refund: $2,350

Vermont was one of the first to get the ball rolling last year with its Remote Worker Grant Program, offering individuals up to $10,000 over two years to move to the Green Mountain State.
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VIRGINIA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,700

Richmond, Virginia.
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WASHINGTON

Average individual income tax refund: $2,620

Belltown, Seattle neighborhood
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WEST VIRGINIA

Average individual income tax refund: $2,590

West Virginia Capital Building.
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WISCONSIN

Average individual income tax refund: $2,350

Madison, Wisconsin
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WYOMING

Average individual income tax refund: $2,850

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