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Decatur Fact Sheet

Decatur Fact Sheet

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Snapshot of Poverty, Income,and Health Insurance Coverage
33 West Grand Avenue, Suite 500 | Chicago, Illinois 60654 | 312.870.4949 | research@heartlandalliance.org
The newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Surveyprovide a glimpse of the ongoing impacts of the Great Recession for millions of indi-viduals and families. This snapshot of your community’s data includes a comparisonof 2010 data to 2009 and 1999, illustrating trends over time. Fact sheets for addition-al geographies are available at http://www.heartlandalliance.org/research/current-and-local-data/local-fact-sheets.html.The effects of the Great Recession on unemployment, poverty, and income are still being felt by millions of individuals and families, and the eroding safety net means that while there are more people in need, there arefewer resources to help them. Preserving, extending, and strengthening these solutions can help keep morepeople from falling into poverty and help those struggling to meet their basic needs:
•Fundsafetynetandbeneitprograms
such as SNAP (food stamps), TANF, Medicaid, and the EarnedIncome Tax Credit, which help poor and near-poor individuals and families bridge the gap between lowincomes and meeting their most basic needs. These programs not only help reduce poverty, but alsogenerate additional economic activity in local communities.
•ContinueUnemploymentInsurance
for those seeking employment, which will help protect people whoare out of work and keep families out of poverty.
•Investinsubsidizedandtransitionalemploymentprograms
to help disadvantaged workers andstruggling businesses weather the stalled economy and create jobs that will put people back to work andthat pay living wages.
2010datafromtheU.S.CensusBureau’s AmericanCommunitySurvey
Social IMPACT Research Center, a program of Heartland Alliance
September 22, 2011 (version 1)
poverty
overview
PovertyRatein2010:24.5%
•
The poverty raterosefrom19.1% in 2009, whichis
The poverty raterosefrom16.5% in 1999, whichis
NumberinPovertyin2010:17,773
•
The number of people in povertyrosefrom13,516 
change.
•
The number of people in povertyrosefrom12,999 
change.
05101520250510152025
Decatur Poverty Rates Over Time
19992007200820092010
 
extreme poverty
childpovertyincome
MedianHouseholdIncomein2010:$32,833
•
Median household incomedeclinedby13.0% from $37,745in 2009, whichis not a
Median household incomedeclinedby24.2% from $43,327in 1999, whichis a statistically
signiicant change.
Childpovertyrelectschildrenwhoarerelatedtotheirhouseholdhead.
2 of 4
Extremepovertyisdeinedashalfthepovertylineor50%FPL.
All prior year’s income data have been updated to 2010 dollars.
ExtremePovertyRatein2010:10.5%
•
The extreme poverty raterosefrom10.1% in 2009,
The extreme poverty raterosefrom8.1% in 1999,
NumberinExtremePovertyin2010:7,596
•
The number of people in extreme povertyrosefrom
change.
•
The number of people in extreme povertyrosefrom
change.
ChildPovertyRatein2010:39.0%
•
The child poverty raterosefrom35.1% in
change.
•
The child poverty raterosefrom25.1% in
1999,whichisastatisticallysigniicant change.
NumberofChildreninPovertyin2010:6,697
•
The number of children in povertyrosefrom5,653in 2009, whichis not a statistically
signiicant change.•
The number of children in povertyrosefrom
change.
In2010,afamilyofthreewasconsideredextremelypooriftheirannualincomewasbelow$8,687.
024681012024681012
Decatur Extreme Poverty Rates Over Time
19992007200820092010
320003440036800392004160044000320003440036800392004160044000
Decatur Median Household Income Over Time
19992007200820092010
 
lowincomehealthinsurancecoverage
Healthinsurancedatarelectthecivilian,non-institutionalizedpopulationunder
65 years old; sum of uninsured, privately, and publicly insured percents do not addup to 100 because for certain populations it is possible have both public and privatecoverage.3 of 4
UninsuredRatein2010:15.9%
•
The uninsured ratedeclinedfrom20.2%
change.
NumberofUninsuredin2010:9,920
•
The number of people without healthinsurancedeclinedfrom12,260in 2009,
change.
TypeofInsurancein2010:
•
53.3% are covered by private insurance.
•
36.3% are covered by public insurance.
•
15.9% are uninsured.
Lowincomeisdeinedasabovethepovertylinebutbelowtwicethepovertyline.or100-199%FPL.
LowIncomeRatein2010:24.1%
•Thelowincomeratedeclinedfrom24.7%in2009,whichisnotastatisticallysigniicant change. •Thelowincomeraterosefrom18.8%in1999,whichisastatisticallysigniicant change.
NumberwithLowIncomesin2010:17,498
•
The number of people with low incomesrosefrom17,464in 2009, whichis not a statistically
signiicant change.•
The number of people with low incomesrosefrom14,757in 1999, whichis not a statistically
signiicant change.
In2010,afamilyofthreewasconsideredlowincomeiftheirannualincomewasbetween$17,374and$34,748.
Decatur Health Insurance Coverage, 2010
0102030405060UninsuredPublicPrivate0102030405060UninsuredPublicPrivate
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