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Geography of Poverty Ohio’s poor are more likely to live in the suburbs than in the denser urban neighborhoods more commonly associated with poverty.

1 in 3 poor Ohioans are concentrated in the dense urban cores of Ohio’s cities. One example is Cleveland’s urban core with over 150,000 people living below the poverty line.

44102: most urban poor (17,397)

Conneaut Ashtabula

Toledo Port Clinton

Sandusky

Cleveland

Norwalk Findlay

Youngstown

Akron

Tiffin Ashland

Lima

Mansfield

Orrvile

Wooster

Canton

Marion

Sidney

Dover

East Liverpool

New Philadelphia

Steubenville

Springfield Columbus

Dayton

Zanesville

Marietta Athens

Cincinnati

Urban and suburban ZIP codes in Ohio by number of poor

Portsmouth Ironton South Point

At the same time, nearly half of Ohio’s poor live in low-density suburbs. Suburban Columbus, for example, has more 140,000 people living in poverty. State of Poverty 2015

10,000 1,000

n ba Ur rban bu Su

43228: most suburban poor (13,789)

Large metro area See Table 12, p. 36

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2015 State of Poverty in Ohio Report