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Posted by saviadmin on Apr 30, 2014

Domestic Violence in Marion County

By Sharon Kandris

Given the recent high-profile domestic violence cases in the news this month, it is very timely to recognize the importance of organizations like the Domestic Violence Network that work to end domestic violence through education and advocacy.  To that end, The Polis Center recently partnered with Domestic Violence Network (DVN) to analyze data from the criminal justice system to gain a better understanding of the state of domestic violence in the county.  DVN released the report today.

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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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Posted by saviadmin on May 17, 2013

New Demographic Trends Emerge in Marion County’s Growing Population

By Jay Colbert

In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, I thought I’d explore some of the changing population trends in Indianapolis with regards to this demographic.

The U.S. Census Bureau records Asian and Pacific Islander demographics separately. In Marion County, the Pacific Islander population is negligible at only 0.05% of the total population. But you may be surprised to learn that in the last few years, we’ve seen a growing number in the Asian population in this county.

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