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Statistics

Grantee Services 2015 2014 2000-2015
Housing 36,303 54,420 957,955
Food/Groceries 28,268 24,149 406,300
Transportation 33,474 25,611 258,552
Utilities 2,645 2,512 156,451
Other 3,865 4,967 59,261
Total 104,555 111,479 1,837,643

Applicants

Average age is 50.

Eighty-one percent (81%) of applicants have children. Those applicants have an average of 2 children.

Average education level is 13 years.

At the time of application, applicant expenses outweigh income by an average amount of $666. Average monthly income is $1,350 or $16,200 annually, which is $3,150 below the 2005 Federal Poverty Level for a family of four ($19,350).

1/3 of applicants are married or have a spouse or significant other; 1/3 are divorced; the remaining 1/3 are single or widowed.

Sense of Security has received applications from 48 Colorado counties.

Thirty-six percent (36%) of applicants have private health insurance, 25% have no health insurance, and the remaining 39% have state- or federally-funded health insurance plans (Medicaid, Medicare, CICP).

Applicant employment status: 60% of applicants are unemployed at the time of application; 32% are able to work full- or part-time; the remainder are on leave or students.