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.
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