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Indianapolis, Indiana (IN) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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15.8% of Indianapolis, IN residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 24.8% greater than the poverty level of 11.9% across the entire state of Indiana. Taking into account residents not living in families, 13.6% of high school graduates and 38.4% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 14.2% among disabled males and 17.9% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 74.7%. For comparison, it was 37.2% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Indianapolis, IN

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Indianapolis:

15.8%
Whole state:

11.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Indianapolis:

8.2%
Whole state:

5.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Indianapolis:

14.2%
Indiana:

11.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 19.2% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Indianapolis:

29.1%
Indiana:

29.2%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Indianapolis:

17.9%
Indiana:

16.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 19.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Indianapolis:

29.2%
Indiana:

29.5%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

74.7%
Residents above poverty level:

37.2%

Poverty by age in Indianapolis, IN

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Indianapolis
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Indianapolis,IN (percentage below poverty level)
  • 25.3%Under 5 years
  • 15.3%5 years
  • 19.7%6 to 11 years
  • 18.0%12 to 14 years
  • 23.6%15 years
  • 12.8%16 and 17 years
  • 25.5%18 to 24 years
  • 11.1%25 to 34 years
  • 11.3%35 to 44 years
  • 11.0%45 to 54 years
  • 13.8%55 to 64 years
  • 8.9%65 to 74 years
  • 9.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Indianapolis
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Indianapolis,IN (percentage below poverty level)
  • 17.8%Under 5 years
  • 49.3%5 years
  • 21.6%6 to 11 years
  • 20.3%12 to 14 years
  • 15.6%15 years
  • 26.9%16 and 17 years
  • 24.1%18 to 24 years
  • 14.0%25 to 34 years
  • 18.3%35 to 44 years
  • 10.7%45 to 54 years
  • 15.6%55 to 64 years
  • 13.4%65 to 74 years
  • 9.3%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Indianapolis, IN
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Indianapolis,IN (% below half of poverty level)
  • 9.5%Under 5 years
  • 8.2%5 years
  • 7.7%6 to 11 years
  • 6.3%12 to 14 years
  • 7.4%15 years
  • 9.1%16 and 17 years
  • 11.5%18 to 24 years
  • 5.3%25 to 34 years
  • 4.4%35 to 44 years
  • 3.6%45 to 54 years
  • 3.2%55 to 64 years
  • 2.3%65 to 74 years
  • 2.3%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Indianapolis, IN

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Indianapolis, IN
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Indianapolis, IN (%)
  • 11.7%White
  • 23.1%Black
  • 13.6%American Indian
  • 14.7%Asian
  • 13.5%Native Hawaiian
  • 23.9%Other race
  • 16.7%2+ races
  • 18.3%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Indianapolis, IN
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Indianapolis, IN (absolute numbers)
  • 52,771White
  • 56,659Black
  • 331American Indian
  • 4,893Asian
  • 19Native Hawaiian
  • 7,121Other race
  • 4,8902+ races
  • 17,196Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 15.8%Below poverty level
  • 84.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 15.7%Below poverty level
  • 84.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Indianapolis, IN

Children below poverty level:
Indianapolis, Indiana:

20.5%
State:

14.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Indianapolis:

13.6%
Indiana:

17.1%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Indianapolis:

38.4%
Indiana:

34.9%
Poor families by family type
  • 29.3%Married-couple family
  • 12.4%Male, no wife present
  • 58.3%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Indianapolis not in families by work experience
  • 3.9%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 39.8%Worked part-time
  • 56.3%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.9%Both worked full-time
  • 4.4%One full-time, other part-time
  • 14.3%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 17.6%Both worked part-time
  • 26.8%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 36.1%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.7%1999 to 2000
  • 3.1%1995 to 1998
  • 3.0%1990 to 1994
  • 5.8%1980 to 1989
  • 6.5%1970 to 1979
  • 14.7%1960 to 1969
  • 20.7%1950 to 1959
  • 13.8%1940 to 1949
  • 31.8%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 2.4%1999 to 2000
  • 7.7%1995 to 1998
  • 7.5%1990 to 1994
  • 11.9%1980 to 1989
  • 11.1%1970 to 1979
  • 16.0%1960 to 1969
  • 17.5%1950 to 1959
  • 8.8%1940 to 1949
  • 17.1%1939 or earlier
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