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Appendix Food Insecurity and Youth Table 21.  Child poverty by age group, Ohio, 2013

Total In poverty

Under age 6

%

Ages 6 to 11

%

Ages 12 to 17

%

All children under 18

%

827,637

100.0%

861,380

100.0%

911,802

100.0%

2,600,819

100.0%

216,951

26.2%

197,981

23.0%

176,396

19.3%

591,328

22.7%

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

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Younger children are experience higher poverty rates than older children Children under age 6 in Ohio experience poverty at the highest rate (26.2%) among child age groups

Table 22.  Child poverty by householder relationship and age group, Ohio, 2013 Children in poverty

Total

Married relatives

Single male relative

Single female relative

Nonrelative or self

All age groups

591,328

153,112

57,215

369,360

11,641

Under age 6

216,951

54,477

20,201

142,273

N/A

Ages 6 to 17

374,377

98,635

37,014

227,087

11,641

%

%

%

%

%

All age groups

22.7%

9.2%

28.9%

51.0%

89.2%

Under age 6

26.2%

10.4%

31.0%

59.5%

N/A

Ages 6 to 17

21.1%

8.6%

27.9%

46.8%

89.2%

Poverty rates

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 1-year estimates Note: Nonrelatives include foster parents, unmarried partners, and other nonrelated householders of children ages 15 to 17. Foster children and other nonrelated children under age 15 are not included in the population for whom poverty status is determined.

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Half of Ohio’s children in the care of a single female relative are living in poverty; and nearly 60% of those under age 6 9 out of 10 teenagers in Ohio (ages 15 to 17) who live on their own or with a nonrelative (such as a foster parent or unmarried partner) live in poverty

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