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Appendix Geography of Poverty Table 8.  Poverty rates for Ohio and the United States, 2008–2013 2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Ohio

13.4%

15.2%

15.8%

16.4%

16.3%

16.0%

United States

13.2%

14.3%

15.3%

15.9%

15.9%

15.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 1-year estimates

Since the Great Recession, Ohio’s poverty rate has remained higher than the national rate

Table 9.  Change in poverty in Ohio, 2008–2013

Population for whom poverty status is determined Persons below the poverty level

2008

2013

Change 2008–2013

% Change 2008–2013

11,172,113

11,248,753

+76,640

+0.7%

1,492,154

1,796,942

+304,788

+20.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 1-year estimates

The increase in Ohio’s poor population has substantially outpaced the overall population growth rate in the state over the past five years

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