How Ohio Ranks

Last updated June 17, 2015

 Thanks to Intern Megan for putting this together

Homelessness in Ohio is an incredibly complex problem. Its intricacies and challenges are interwoven throughout nearly every aspect of society.  The following data was collected in order to illustrate how Ohio measures up compared to other states on key factors that impact homelessness.

 

 

 


 Population and Demographics


 

  

 


 

 

6th

Ohio had the 6th highest veteran population among 50 states in 2012

-           Ohio Combat Veterans 

http://www.ohiocombatveterans.org/page-915412

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7th

Ohio has the 7th largest population among all U.S. states and territories as of 2012

-           Retrieved from US census bureau via Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_population

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9th

Ohio has the 9th greatest population density among all 50 states as of 2012

-           Retrieved from US census bureau via Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_population

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44th

Ohio ranks 44th among 51 states for rate of population growth

-           Retrieved from US census bureau via Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_population

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38th

Ohio ranks 39th worst in the nation for the percentage of people over 25 with a Bachelor’s degree or higher as of 2013

-           Association of Independent colleges and Universities of Ohio

http://www.aicuo.edu/n/Graphs%20-%20Comparison%20with%20other%20states.aspx

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22nd

Ohio has the 22nd highest poverty rate in the nation as of 2012

-          United States Census Bureau

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_poverty_rate

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11th

Ohio ranks 11th among 50 states for voter turnout (% of eligible voters who voted)

-           The Social Science Research Council

www.measureofamerica.org/maps/

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 Economics

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20th

Ohio ranks 20th of 51 states for percentage of adult citizens that were employed from the 1st quarter of 2014 to the 1st quarter of 2015

-           United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://www.bls.gov/lau/stalt.htm


 

 

32nd

Ohio ranks 32nd among 50 states for job growth from Feb 2013 – Feb 2014

-           Collected by Innovation Ohio from The US Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://innovationohio.org/2014/03/28/ohio-ranks-32nd-among-states-in-job-creation/


 

 

31st

Ohio ranked 31st among states for average personal income growth in 2013

-           Compiled by The Plain Dealer from The US Department of Commerce

http://bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/spi/2014/pdf/spi0314_fax.pdf


 

 

20th

Ohio ranks 20th in the nation for rate of economic growth, with only a 1.8% increase in GDP in 2013

-           Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Department of Commerce

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_state/2013/pdf/gsp0613.pdf


 

47th

Ohio’s workforce was ranked 47th among 50 states in 2013

http://www.cnbc.com/id/ 


 

44th

Ohio’s overall quality of life was ranked 44th among 50 states in 2013


 http://www.cnbc.com/id/

 

33rd

Ohio was ranked 33rd among 50 states for business friendliness in 2013

-           The preceding 3 statistics were collected by CNBC from 50 states on 51 measures of competitiveness developed with input from business groups including the National Association of Manufacturers and the Council on Competitiveness. States received points based on their rankings on each metric, which was then separated into broad categories. Data collected on 6/2/15.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/


 

 

40th

Ohio ranks 40th worst in the nation in 2013 for the most college debt, with an average debt of $29,090.

-           The Institute for College Access and Success

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/19/student-debt-map_n_6168396.html


 

 

10th

Ohio ranked 10th lowest in the nation for cost of housing in 2014

-           National Low Income Housing Coalition

http://nlihc.org/oor


 

 

39th

Ohio ranked 39th in the nation for the percentage of women with 4 or more years of college education in 2014

http://www.iwpr.org/initiatives/the-status-of-women-and-girls 


 

29th

Ohio ranked 29th of 50 states for employment and earnings of women in 2015

http://statusofwomendata.org/explore-the-data/state-data/ohio/


 

30th

Ohio ranked 30th of 50 states for poverty and opportunity for women in 2015

http://statusofwomendata.org/explore-the-data/state-data/ohio/


 

 

21st

Ohio ranked 37th of 50 states for quality of work and family life for women in 2015

The preceding 3 statistics were collected from The Institute For Women’s Policy Research

http://statusofwomendata.org/explore-the-data/state-data/ohio/

 

 

 Overall Economic Ranking

 34th  

  Average Ranking

 37th

  Weighted for Poverty

   (Weighted by factors that directly influence poverty)

 38th

  Weighted by Most Recent

 

 


Housing, Families and Homelessness

 


 

 

26th

Ohio ranks 26th among 50 states in reducing homelessness from 2013-2014

http://datacenter.kidscount.org/rankings

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30th

Ohio ranks 30th among 50 states for family and community well-being in 2013

http://datacenter.kidscount.org/rankings

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24th  

Ohio ranks 24th among 50 states for overall child well-being in 2013

http://datacenter.kidscount.org/rankings

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22nd  

Ohio ranks 22nd among 50 states for economic well-being of children in 2013

http://datacenter.kidscount.org/rankings

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18th

Ohio ranks 18th among 50 states for health well-being for children in 2013

http://datacenter.kidscount.org/rankings

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16th  

Ohio ranks 16th among 50 states for child education in 2013

-           The preceding 6 statistics come from the Annie E. Casey Foundation

http://datacenter.kidscount.org/rankings

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36th  

Ohio ranked 36th among 50 states for the greatest number of homeless families in 2013

-           Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness

http://www.icphusa.org/index.asp?page=17&asset=186 pgs 10 - 15

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28th 

Ohio ranked 28th among 51 states for number of homeless hate crimes in 2012

http://nationalhomeless.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Hate-Crimes-Report-2012.pdf

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47th

Ohio ranked 47th among 51 states for the greatest number of homeless hate crimes during the span of years between 1999-2012

-           The preceding 2 statistics come from the National Coalition for the Homeless

http://nationalhomeless.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Hate-Crimes-Report-2012.pdf

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41st

Ohio ranks 41st among 50 state for keeping people in housing without letting them become homeless.

-           HUD Exchange

https://www.hudexchange.info/resource/4074/2014-ahar-part-1-pit-estimates-of-homelessness/

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Overall Ranking For Housing, Families and Homelessness

39th

  Average Ranking

37th

  Weighted for Poverty

  (Weighted by factors that directly influence poverty)

39th

  Weighted by Most Recent

 

 


 Health and Welfare


 

 

 

 

 

 

38th

In 2014 Ohio was ranked 38th among 50 states for life expectancy from birth at 77.5 years.

-          Social Science research council

http://www.measureofamerica.org/maps/

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40th

In a 2013 study sponsored by The United Health Foundation Ohio was ranked 40th of 51 states for quality of overall health.  Overall health was determined by using measures of behavior, community, environment, public and health policies, clinical care and health outcomes.

-          The United Health Foundation

http://cdnfiles.americashealthrankings.org/SiteFiles/StateProfiles/Ohio-Health-Profile-2013.pdf

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46th

Ohio ranks 46th of 51 states in 2013 for air pollution (Micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter)

http://cdnfiles.americashealthrankings.org/SiteFiles/StateSummaries/Ohio-Health-Summary-2013.pdf

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45th

Ohio ranks 45th of 51 states in 2013 for prevalence of Diabetes (percent of adult population)

http://cdnfiles.americashealthrankings.org/SiteFiles/StateSummaries/Ohio-Health-Summary-2013.pdf

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43rd

Ohio ranks 43rd of 51 states in 2013 for Infant Mortality (Deaths per 1000 live births)

http://cdnfiles.americashealthrankings.org/SiteFiles/StateSummaries/Ohio-Health-Summary-2013.pdf

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41st

Ohio ranks 41st of 51 states for Cancer Deaths in 2013 (Deaths per 100,000 population)

http://cdnfiles.americashealthrankings.org/SiteFiles/StateSummaries/Ohio-Health-Summary-2013.pdf

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40th

Ohio was ranked 40th   of 51 states in 2013 for physical inactivity (percentage of adults)

http://cdnfiles.americashealthrankings.org/SiteFiles/StateSummaries/Ohio-Health-Summary-2013.pdf

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39th

Ohio was ranked 39th of 51 states in 2013 for percentage of adults who smoke

http://cdnfiles.americashealthrankings.org/SiteFiles/StateSummaries/Ohio-Health-Summary-2013.pdf

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38th

Ohio was ranked 38th of 51 states in 2013 for percentage of adult population that are obese

http://cdnfiles.americashealthrankings.org/SiteFiles/StateSummaries/Ohio-Health-Summary-2013.pdf

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37th

Ohio was ranked 37th of 51 states in 2013 for Cardiovascular Deaths (Deaths per 100,000 population, data supported on map under life expectancy)

http://cdnfiles.americashealthrankings.org/SiteFiles/StateSummaries/Ohio-Health-Summary-2013.pdf

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36th

Ohio ranks 36th of 51 states in 2013 for low birth weight (Percent of births with weight under 2,500 grams)

http://cdnfiles.americashealthrankings.org/SiteFiles/StateSummaries/Ohio-Health-Summary-2013.pdf

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30th

Ohio ranks 30th of 51 states in 2013 for Children in Poverty (percent of children)

http://cdnfiles.americashealthrankings.org/SiteFiles/StateSummaries/Ohio-Health-Summary-2013.pdf

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19th

Ohio was ranked 19th of 51 states in 2013 for High School Graduation rates (percent incoming 9th graders)

http://cdnfiles.americashealthrankings.org/SiteFiles/StateSummaries/Ohio-Health-Summary-2013.pdf

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19th

Ohio ranks 19th of 51 states in 2013 for people without health insurance (percent of population)

-          The preceding 12 statistics were compiled by The United Health Foundation, The American Public Health Association and Partnership for Prevention

http://cdnfiles.americashealthrankings.org/SiteFiles/StateSummaries/Ohio-Health-Summary-2013.pdf

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39th

In 2013 Ohio ranked 39th worst among 51 states for the prevention of deaths from Drug Overdose.

-          Trust for America’s Health 

http://healthyamericans.org/reports/drugabuse2013/release.php?stateid=OH 

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31st

Ohio ranks 31st among 51 states for prevalence of behavioral health concerns

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/sites/default/files/Parity%20or%20Disparity%202015%20Report.pdf

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17th

Ohio ranks 17th best among 51 states for access to mental health care

The preceding 2 statistics were compiled by Mental Health America

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/sites/default/files/Parity%20or%20Disparity%202015%20Report.pdf 

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Overall Ranking for Health & Welfare

35th

  Average Ranking

36th

  Weighted for Poverty

  (Weighted by factors that directly influence poverty)

38th

  Weighted by Most Recent

 

 

Crime & Criminal Justice 

33rd

Ohio ranks 33rd worst for forcible rape among 51 states in 2011

http://watchdogwire.com/ohio/2014/02/20/ohio-ranks-among-worst-for-robbery-and-burglary/


 

43rd

Ohio ranks 43rd worst for number of burglaries among 51 states in 2011

http://watchdogwire.com/ohio/2014/02/20/ohio-ranks-among-worst-for-robbery-and-burglary/


 

44th

Ohio ranks 44th worst for number of robberies among 51 states in 2011

http://watchdogwire.com/ohio/2014/02/20/ohio-ranks-among-worst-for-robbery-and-burglary/


 

26th

Ohio ranks 26th worst among 51 states for number of murders in 2011

http://watchdogwire.com/ohio/2014/02/20/ohio-ranks-among-worst-for-robbery-and-burglary/


 

33rd

Ohio ranks 33rd worst for number of property crimes among 51 states in 2011

http://watchdogwire.com/ohio/2014/02/20/ohio-ranks-among-worst-for-robbery-and-burglary/


 

28th

Ohio ranks 28th worst for incidents of larceny theft among 51 states in 2011

http://watchdogwire.com/ohio/2014/02/20/ohio-ranks-among-worst-for-robbery-and-burglary/


 

 

6th

Ohio ranks 6th best for aggravated assault among 51 states in 2011

-           The Preceding 7 statistics were compiles by The Criminal Justice Degree Hub from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for Watchdogwire.com

http://watchdogwire.com/ohio/2014/02/20/ohio-ranks-among-worst-for-robbery-and-burglary/


 

44th

Ohio ranked 44th of 51 states for highest number of incarcerated persons in 2011

http://www.sentencingproject.org/map/map.cfm


 

36th

Ohio ranked 36th among 51 states for greatest disparity between black and white incarcerated persons in 2011

http://www.sentencingproject.org/map/map.cfm


 

44th

Ohio ranked 44th among 51 states for greatest number of incarcerated parents in 2011

http://www.sentencingproject.org/map/map.cfm


 

46th

Ohio was ranked 46th among 51 states for greatest number of juveniles in custody in 2011

http://www.sentencingproject.org/map/map.cfm


 

 

43rd

Ohio was ranked 43rd among 51 states for largest expenditures on corrections in 2011

-           The preceding 5 statistics were compiled by The Sentencing Project, The Bureau of Justice Statistics and The Office of Juvenile Justice and delinquency Prevention

http://www.sentencingproject.org/map/map.cfm


 

 

26th

Ohio was ranked 26th of 50 states as of March 2015 for the overall level access to legal aid within the 4 categories of; civil legal aid, self-represented persons, disability and limited English.

-           The National Center for Access to Justice

http://www.justiceindex.org/findings/


 

 

Overall Rankings for Crime & Criminal Justice

35th

Average Ranking

39th

Weighted for Poverty

(Weighted by factors that directly influence poverty)

42nd

Weighted by Most Recent

 

 

 

 http://www.disastercenter.com/crime/Ohio%20crime%20and%20punishment%20statistics.html