Asset poverty rate: 26%
Average college graduate debt: $26,641
Unbanked households: 4.4%
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 7%
Food insecurity: 12.4%
Minimum wage: $7.25
Number of Black or African American children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 80,000
Number of Hispanic or Latino children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment 52,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 8.7%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 22.2%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 29.9%
Poverty rate: 11.9%
Unemployment rate: 3.5%
High school graduation rate: 88.1%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 88.2%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 43%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 27.1%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 7%
Children in foster care: 16,307
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18 122,694
Percent of children in immigrant families: 12%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 35%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 20.8%
Home foreclosure rate: 1.16%
People experiencing homelessness: 5,625
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 194,300
Percent renters: 31%
Total households: 2,923,175
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents: 399
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 1,155
Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 15,890
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 288,000
EITC recipients: 515,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 15,700
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 93,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 112,567
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 904,138
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 145,528
Participants in all Head Start programs: 13,973
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 15%
Number of Asian and Pacific Islander children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Black or African American children below 200% poverty: 110,000
Number of Hispanic or Latino children below 200% poverty: 96,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 28%
Senior poverty rate: 7.7%
Women in poverty: 13%

State governments play a significant role in developing policies that help support low-income families. Below is a list of some key Indiana policies and a link to an  organization that tracks the issue.

Tax & Asset-Building Policy

Family and Work Supports