Concentrated Poverty in Indiana

The Indiana Youth Institute compiled data about concentrated poverty in Indiana using information the the Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count project and the U.S. Census Bureau. See this info-graphic for a quick overview of the issue in Indiana (March 2012).  If families “live in a neighborhood of concentrated poverty, an area where 30% or  more of the homes are impoverished, families are even more isolated from supportive services and opportunities.  High-performing schools, quality medical care, and safe outdoor spaces are lacking, and businesses are hesitant to invest in areas of concentrated poverty.”

Of note is the mix of counties with concentrated poverty, from the largest county (Marion) to some of the smallest, rural counties.

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The post Concentrated Poverty in Indiana first appeared on the Indiana Juvenile Justice blog.

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