Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 18,350
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 404,000
EITC recipients: 551,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 21,600
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 92,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 272,724
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 778,009
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 161,635
Participants in all Head Start programs: 18,461
Asset poverty rate: 23.8%
Average college graduate debt: $29,222
Unbanked households: 7.2%
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 21.2%
Number of Black and Hispanic children below 200% poverty: 228,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 38%
Senior poverty rate: 8%
Women in poverty: 14.0%
Children in foster care: 12,382
Number of grandparents raising grandchildren: 104,267
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: 28
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 6.6%
Food insecurity: 14.1%
Minimum Wage: $7.25
Number of Black and Hispanic children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 154,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 11%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 28.6%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 34.0%
Poverty rate: 14.5%
Unemployment rate: 5.3%
High school graduation rate: 87%
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: 24.7%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 7%
Home foreclosure rate: 2.27%
Homeless people: 5,971
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 175,870
Percent renters: 31%
Total households: 2,492,183
Justice System
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 1,878
Total incarcerated (prison and jail): 47,100

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