A report by Indiana Black Expo shows some unsettling data regarding the state of Black youth in the Hoosier State.
There are more than 200,000 Black youth in Indiana, making up 11.25% of the population between ages 0-19. The survey revealed the following…
- The percentage of Hoosier families headed by single mothers was 57.7%, more than double of all families.
- Indiana’s Black median household income was $16,000 less than the general Indiana population.
- More than 15.2% of Black children live in poverty. That number is 38.1% in Indianapolis.
- In Indianapolis 16.3% of Black students are enrolled in special education programs while only 8.1% are in gifted and talented programs.
A complete copy of the report is below.