At a staggering 24.7%, the poverty rate in Monroe County is significantly greater than the national average, at 11.8%.
The hourly living wage to support one adult in Monroe County is $11.85, but Indiana’s minimum wage is only $7.25.
The monthly fair market rent for a 1-Bedroom apartment in Monroe County is $736, but the average worker makes only $537, and a minimum wage worker makes only $377.
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