New data from the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) shows Grant County no longer has the highest rate of child poverty in the state, but there are still significant areas local nonprofits are targeting for improvement.

The recently released 2021 Indiana Kids Count data book put out annually by the IYI shows Grant County’s 2019 child poverty rate was 22.7 percent, down from 31 percent in 2018, using Small Area Income and Poverty Estimate data. While Grant County had the highest child poverty rate in the state in 2013 and 2016-2018, the 2019 rate ranks seventh in the state.

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