The 2016 county income survey indicated that 53% of residents fall within the low to moderate income category. This makes the county eligible for federal planning grants.
The data also identifies that 52.7 of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches.
A summary of 2016 Indiana Tax Returns identified that 51% of individuals filing tax returns in the county report income of $30,000 or below.
Since 1999, there has been a downward trend in the number of residents reporting income under $50,000 and an upward trend in the number of residents reporting income over $50,000. Overall, a downward trend in the number of residents filing returns.