Community Health Practice Szt/Hat Task 1

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Community Health Practice SZT/HAT Task 1 Marion County is a county centrally located within the state of Indiana. The county was named in 1822 and was named for Revolutionary War General Francis Marion. Marion County, population of 918,977 is the largest populated county within Indiana. The county’s largest populated city is Indianapolis, with the population of 844,220 (STATS Indiana, 2012). Indianapolis is the county seat and the state capital of Indiana. Marion County consists of the towns of Beech Grove, Clermont, Crows Nest, Cumberland, Homecroft, Indianapolis, Lawrence, Meridian Hills, North Crows Nest, Rocky Ripple, Southport, Speedway, Spring Hill, Warren Park, Williams Creek, and Wynnedale. Looking at the data collected and using epidemiology, the following information is interpreted for Marion County: Population and Economic The county had a 1.7 percent (%) population increase from 2010 to 2012 (STATS Indiana, 2012). Population by race is as the following for Marion County: Caucasian 67.1(%), African Americans 27.4%, Hispanics 9.7%, Asian 2.3%, and Other 3.2% (U.S. Census, 2013). More residents now fall into the 25-44 age bracket; the median age is 33.9 years (STATS Indiana, 2011). Population under the age of 18 years is 25.2% and above 65 years is 10.9% (U.S. Census, 2013). Indianapolis is nearly divided in half for female (51.7%) and male (48.3%) in its population (STATS, 2012). As of 2011, the per capita personal income for Marion County was $38,309, which is about $2,500 more than the state average, ranking the county 12th in the state. When looking at the median household income of $39,957 for the year of 2011, the ranking drops to 78th out of 92 counties (STATS, 2012). Per Fact Finder from the U.S. Census, Marion County has a poverty rate of 18.3% (U.S. Census, 2013). The children living in poverty is 32% for

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