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Appendix Baby Boomers and Older Adults Table 29.  Senior poverty by disability status and age group, Ohio, 2013 Seniors in poverty

Total

All age groups

With a disability

No disability

141,287

69,106

72,181

Ages 65 to 74

71,069

29,435

41,634

Age 75 and older

70,218

39,671

30,547

Poverty rates All age groups

8.4%

11.7%

6.6%

Ages 65 to 74

7.5%

12.3%

5.8%

Age 75 and older

9.6%

11.2%

8.1%

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

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Ohio’s seniors age 75 and older are more likely (9.6%) to live in poverty than younger seniors (7.5%) Disabled seniors in Ohio are also more likely (11.7%) to live below the poverty line than seniors without a disability (6.6%)

Table 30.  Senior poverty by veteran status, Ohio, 2013

Total persons age 65 and older In poverty

Total

%

Veterans

%

Nonveterans

%

1,681,232

100.0%

371,098

100.0%

1,310,134

100.0%

141,287

8.4%

19,012

5.1%

122,275

9.3%

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

The poverty rate among Ohio’s veterans age 65 and older (5.1%) is much lower than the rate among seniors who are not veterans (9.3%).

State of Poverty 2015

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2015 State of Poverty in Ohio Report