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Appendix Ohioans in Poverty Table 13.  Income to poverty ratio by age group in Ohio, 2013

Total

Under age 6

%

Under age 18

%

Ages 18 to 64

%

Age 65 and over

%

Total all ages

%

827,637

100.0%

2,600,819

100.0%

6,966,702

100.0%

1,681,232

100.0%

11,248,753

100.0%

Percentage below 50% FPL

110,068

13.3%

285,573

11.0%

511,860

7.3%

44,234

2.6%

841,667

7.5%

Percentage below 100% FPL

216,951

26.2%

591,328

22.7%

1,064,327

15.3%

141,287

8.4%

1,796,942

16.0%

Percentage below 200% FPL

408,713

49.4%

1,150,353

44.2%

2,201,060

31.6%

512,963

30.5%

3,864,376

34.4%

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

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About 1.8 million Ohioans live in poverty 841,667 Ohioans live in extreme poverty, with household incomes that are less than half of the federal poverty level

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3.9 million Ohioans live in households with incomes below 200% FPL, a common standard for identifying low-income households Nearly half of Ohio’s children under the age of 6 live in low-income households

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Table 14.  Poverty by race/ethnicity, Ohio, 2013

Total In poverty

White (nonHispanic)

%

Black/ AfricanAmerican

%

Asian

%

Mixed race

%

Hispanic/ Latino (of any race)

%

9,065,011

100.0%

1,343,725

100.0%

206,666

100.0%

284,009

100.0%

370,247

100.0%

1,149,533

12.7%

451,107

33.6%

23,554

11.4%

79,241

27.9%

101,310

27.4%

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

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Blacks or African-Americans experience the highest poverty rate of the population groups (33.6%) Hispanics or Latinos and Ohioans of mixed race also have high rates of poverty at 27.4% and 27.9% respectively Although there are more non-Hispanic Whites living in poverty in Ohio than any other race or ethnicity, this group also has the lowest poverty rate (12.7%)

State of Poverty 2015

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2015 State of Poverty in Ohio Report  
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