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Statistics

Grantee Services 2016 2015 2000-2016
Housing 44,078 36,303 1,002,033
Food/Groceries 10,516 28,268 416,816
Transportation 12,483 33,474 271,035
Utilities 2,257 2,645 158,718
Other 5,919 3,865 65,183
Total 75,253 104,555 1,912,896

Applicants

Average age is 49. with the youngest grantee being 24 and the oldest turning 84 during her grant.

Eighty-one percent (81%) of applicants have children.Those applicants have an average of 1.3 children.

6% of Grantees completed grade school only. 49% completed high school, an additional 40% completed some college, with 2 progressing to graduate school at some point in their lives.

At the time of application, applicant expenses outweigh income by an average amount of $953. Average monthly income is $1,605.30 or $16,200 annually, which below the 2015 Federal Poverty Level for a family of four ($19,350).

40% of applicants are married or have a spouse or significant other; 12% are divorced; the remaining 46% are single or widowed.

Sense of Security has received applications from 50 Colorado counties.

Thirty-six percent (28%) of applicants have private health insurance, 11% have no health insurance, and the remaining 46% qualified for Medicare, 7% qualified for Medicaid, and 9% received support from 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.