VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - The 2011 United States Census study revealed increased numbers for poverty levels in Vigo County.
The US Census Bureau's 2011 numbers, for our area, show the change from the 2010 numbers appear to be more negative than anticipated.
- 2011 US CENSUS BUREAU STUDY | Click here to view
The local numbers in Vigo County show a small rise: about 3 percent.
The problem is, if the economy is going to turn around, that number can't go up at all.
Interestingly enough, the group growing the largest is the elderly, by more than 4 percent in one year.
- 2010 US CENSUS BUREAU STUDY | Click here to view
The statistics are just percentages on paper, but that translates to over 13,000 elderly people in our community.
The study also revealed people living just above the poverty line, categorized as the Working Poor, grew by about 2,400 people.
Local aid workers believe that the group is one we forget about, but should definitely help.
Right on cue, Thursday’s early winter storm dumped snow and ice on the Wabash Valley but county highway crews were a step ahead of the weather’s arrival pre-treating the 897 miles of pavement in the county.
A fire has engulfed the First Prairie Creek Church in Vigo County.
A four car accident in eastern Vigo County leaves one person dead.
Workers at a new eatery in Terre Haute are preparing to open.
Otter Creek Township is on its way to getting a new fire station.
Knox County Commissioner Don Halter is ahead of the game when it comes to winter weather preparedness. But the man-power may have a hard time running full throttle. The Knox County highway budget took big cuts in 2013.