In order to flourish, people need access to a job that pays a living wage.
Vanderburgh County Unemployment Rate
Since peak unemployment in 2010, the rate has dropped to a very healthy 3.2%, following national trends.
is considered a "living wage" for a family of four
is the area median income for Evansville households
is what a family living in poverty might make in a year
Average Household Income Per Socioeconomic Status
25% of Evansville residents live in poverty.
That's about 27,000 people. The national poverty rate is 12.3%. Most of Evansville's poverty is concentrated within neighborhoods close to the urban core.
40% of Evansville residents live paycheck to paycheck.
This means that while their basic expenses are covered, they can't afford to save money, and one unexpected expense (like a medical bill or automotive repair) could threaten their financial stability.