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Posted by saviadmin on Sep 30, 2014

Hunger in Central Indiana

By Timothy Gondola, SAVI Intern

Central Indiana’s 11 counties are home to 30% of the state’s 6,537,334 Hoosiers. Of this population, 290,550 (15%) are food insecure.1 The Great Recession and the subsequent sluggish recovery have led to a 30% surge in American households confronting food insecurity, an increase of twelve million people facing hunger from 2007 to 20102. Despite these staggering numbers, most Americans are unaware of the severity of this growing problem. While it may seem that Indiana’s disadvantaged are well taken care of by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP (formerly food stamps) and other federal programs, the reality is that this funding, in conjunction with assistance from charitable agencies still does not meet many households’ food needs. Many families face the dilemma of choosing between food and other necessities.

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Posted by saviadmin on Oct 7, 2013

Examining Housing Changes Over Time using US Census Data

Changes in Owner Occupied Houses in the KI EcoCenter Area: Block Group Units Comparing 2000 and 2010 Census Data

By Jim Scheurich, PhD

A change over time in owner occupied houses is one way to examine whether a community is growing, remaining stable, or growing in terms of owners living in their own homes.

The following comparison is based on federal census data that was collected in 2000 and then in 2010.

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Posted by saviadmin on Sep 11, 2013

The Impact of Aging Boomers

By Michelle Jones

77 million people were born in the U.S. between 1946 and 1964. (U.S. Census)

Every 7 seconds, an American turns 50—that’s more than 12,500 people every day! (U.S. Census)

For the first time ever, seniors comprise the largest size and percent of the U.S. population. (U.S. Census)

And this baby boomer generation will continue to grow.

By 2015, those aged 50 and older will represent 45% of the U.S. population. (AARP)

Source: http://www.immersionactive.com/resources/50-plus-facts-and-fiction/

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