Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 15,951
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 404,000
EITC recipients: 558,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 21,600
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 77,342
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 133,625
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 786,768
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 147,096
Participants in all Head Start programs: 18,461
Asset poverty rate: 27.9%
Average college graduate debt: $28,852
Unbanked households: 4.8%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 20.5%
Number of Black and Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 226,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 38%
Senior poverty rate: 7.7%
Women in poverty: 15.4%
Children in foster care: 17,023
Number of grandparents raising grandchildren: 85,335
Percent of children in immigrant families: 10%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 36%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 26
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 9.0%
Food insecurity: 14.4%
Minimum Wage: $7.25
Number of Black and Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 140,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 8.1%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 28.0%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 34.0%
Poverty rate: 14.1%
Unemployment rate: 4.5%
High school graduation rate: 87.9%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 87.0%
Percent of college students with debt: 61%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 24.9%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 7%
Home foreclosure rate: 1.70%
Homeless people: 5,798
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 199,000
Percent renters: 31%
Total households: 2,533,270
Justice System
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 1,878
Total incarcerated (prison and jail): 43,934

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