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.
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