INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A new report recently released says nothing positive about Marion County's poverty rate.
According to the report, the county's rate of people considered poor has doubled in the past 10 years making its growth faster than the state and union's.
The U.S. Census data says the county has a 21.5 percent poverty rate - roughly one in five people. Indiana's is 15.6 percent and the United States rate is at 15.9. In 2000, the county's poverty rate was 11.4 percent. In 2005, the rate in the county was 14.8 percent.
Federal guidelines say a family of four with an annual income of less than $23,500 is considered in poverty.
The report says specifically, Hispanics and African Americans in the county are most affected by poverty followed by single mothers.
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