Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 14,427
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 379,000
EITC recipients: 527,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 17,400
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 89,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 104,874
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 797,545
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 143,975
Participants in all Head Start programs: 14,203
Asset poverty rate: 27.9%
Average college graduate debt: $29,307
Unbanked households: 4.8%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 19.0%
Number of Black and Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 227,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 33%
Senior poverty rate: 7.7%
Women in poverty: 14.7%
Children in foster care: 19,837
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18 36,305
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: 24
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 9.0%
Food insecurity: 13.7%
Minimum Wage: $7.25
Number of Black and Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 142,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 8.2%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 28.0%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 32.3%
Poverty rate: 13.5%
Unemployment rate: 3.7%
High school graduation rate: 87.1%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 86.2%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 58%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 25.6%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 7%
Home foreclosure rate: 1.49%
Homeless people: 5,438
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 193,000
Percent renters: 31%
Total households: 2,557,299
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents 442
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 1,563

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