Asset poverty rate: 25%
Average college graduate debt: $28,466
Unbanked households: 3%
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 5%
Food insecurity: 9.4%
Minimum wage: $7.25
Number of Blackor African American children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: N/A
Number of Hispanic or Latino children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 19,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 5%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 19.5%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 27.5%
Poverty rate: 11.2%
Unemployment rate: 2.6%
High school graduation rate: 91.4%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 91.6%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 56%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 29%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 7%
Children in foster care: 5,955
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18 39,984
Percent of children in immigrant families: 12%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 30%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 14%
Home foreclosure rate: 0.73%
People experiencing homelessness: 2,647
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 77,500
Percent renters: 29%
Total households: 1,287,221
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents: 293
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 441
Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 16,744
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 144,000
EITC recipients: 195,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 9,900
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 43,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 82,644
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 366,901
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 59,115
Participants in all Head Start programs: 7,273
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 13%
Number of Asian and Pacific Islander children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Black or African American children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Hispanic or Latino children below 200% poverty: 43,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 27%
Senior poverty rate: 7%
Women in poverty: 12.3%

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

Tax & Asset-Building Policy

Family and Work Supports