Salt & Light: A Guide to Loving Northwest Indiana

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If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be. Deuteronomy 15:7-8

Childhood Poverty in Lake County LAKE COUNTY

INDIANA

TOTAL

BLACK

WHITE

HISPANIC

ASIAN

% of Children living below the Poverty Level

18%

26%

39%

10%

22%

17%

% of Children in a Married Family living below the Poverty Level

8%

10%

11%

4%

15%

12%

% of Children living with Male Householder living below Poverty Level

23%

26%

35%

17%

22%

0%

% of Children living with Female Householder living below Poverty Level

46%

54%

51%

31%

40%

53%

[US Census Bureau, Poverty Status in the Past 12 Months of Related Children Under 18 Years by Family Type (2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates).]

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