Tough times have caused a huge boost in Indiana poverty numbers. Today more Hoosiers are living in poverty than in the last thirty years.
Our Fact Finder team looked into new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau and found Indiana now has the country's 16th highest poverty rate.
According to the U.S. Census, numbers have steadily climbed. The poverty rate for 2010 was 16.3 percent. That is compared to 16.1 percent the year before and 10.6 percent five years ago.
Among neighboring states, only Kentucky was higher with 17.7 percent. Michigan's rate was 15.5 percent.