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)
Toledo Port Clinton
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
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43228: most suburban poor (13,789)
Large metro area See Table 12, p. 36