How Ohio Ranks

Last updated June 16, 2016

 Thanks to Intern Katy 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 & DEMOGRAPHICS

 

6th

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

-Ohio Combat Veterans 

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


7th

Ohio has the 7th largest population among all U.S. states and territories as of 2015

-Retrieved from US census bureau via Wikipedia

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


10th

Ohio has the 10th greatest population density among all 50 states as of 2015

-Retrieved from US census bureau via Wikipedia

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


43rd

Ohio ranks 43rd 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


38th

Ohio ranks 38th 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


30th

Ohio has the 30th highest poverty rate in the nation as of 2014

-United States Census Bureau

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


11th

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

-The Social Science Research Council

www.measureofamerica.org/maps/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of Homeless People on one day in 2015 (Estimated)

 

 

Source: The 2015 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress

ECONOMICS

22nd

Ohio ranks 22nd of 51 states for percentage of adult citizens that were employed from the 2nd quarter of 2015 to the 1st quarter of 2016

-United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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


26th

Ohio ranks 26th among 50 states for job growth- March 2016

-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/


29th

Ohio ranked 29th among states for average personal income growth in 2014

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

http://bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/spi/sqpi_newsrelease.htm


21st

Ohio ranks 21st in the nation for rate of economic growth, with a 2.3% increase in GDP in 2015 (seasonally adjusted)

-Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Department of Commerce

http://bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_state/2016/pdf/qgsp0316.pdf


43rd

Ohio’s workforce was ranked 43rd among 50 states in 2015


43rd

Ohio’s overall quality of life was ranked 43rd among 50 states in 2015


37th

Ohio was ranked 37th among 50 states for business friendliness in 2015

-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.

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/06/24/americas-top-states-for-business.html


11th

Ohio ranks 11th worst in the nation in 2014 for the most college debt, with an average debt of $29,353.

-The Institute for College Access and Success

http://www.debt.com/tools-tips/student-loan-debt-map


41st

Ohio ranked 41st highest in the nation for cost of housing in 2016

-National Low Income Housing Coalition

http://nlihc.org/oor


25th

Ohio ranked 25th in the nation for the percentage of women in the labor force in 2015


39th

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

education in 2015

28th  

Ohio ranked 28th in the nation for percentage of women living above the poverty line in 2015


17th

Ohio ranked 17th in the nation for the percentage of women with health insurance in 2015 (percent nonelderly women)

-The preceding 4 statistics were collected from The Institute For Women’s Policy Research

http://statusofwomendata.org/app/uploads/2015/08/Ohio-Fact-Sheet.pdf 


 

 

Ohio’s Overall Economic Ranking


29th

      Average Ranking

28th   

      Weighted for Poverty

      (Weighted by factors that directly                 influence poverty)

30th

      Weighted by Most Recent

 

 

HOUSING, FAMILIES, AND HOMELESSNESS

26th

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


30th

Ohio ranks 30th among 50 states for family and community well-being in 2014


24th  

Ohio ranks 24th among 50 states for overall child well-being in 2014


22nd  

Ohio ranks 22nd among 50 states for economic well-being of children in 2014


18th

Ohio ranks 18th among 50 states for health well-being for children in 2014


16th  

Ohio ranks 16th among 50 states for child education in 2014

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

http://datacenter.kidscount.org/


38th  

Ohio ranked 38th among 50 states for the greatest number of homeless families in 2013

-Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness

http://www.icphusa.org/PDF/americanalmanac/Almanac2015_000_Full.pdf


28th 

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


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


41st

Ohio ranks 41st among 50 states 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/

 

 

Ohio’s Overall Ranking for Housing, Families & Homelessness


29th

      Average Ranking

28th

      Weighted for Poverty

      (Weighted by factors that directly                influence poverty)

39th

      Weighted by Most Recent

 

 

HEALTH & WELFARE

38th

In 2015 Ohio was ranked 38th among 50 states for life expectancy from birth.

-Social Science research council

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


39th

In a 2015 study sponsored by The United Health Foundation Ohio was ranked 39th 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


45th

Ohio ranks 45th of 51 states in 2015 for air pollution (Micrograms of fine particles per cubic meter)


42nd  

Ohio ranks 42nd of 51 states in 2015 for prevalence of Diabetes (percent of adult population)


44th

Ohio ranks 44th of 51 states in 2015 for Infant Mortality (Deaths per 1000 live births)


41st

Ohio ranks 41st of 51 states for Cancer Deaths in 2015 (Deaths per 100,000 population)


36th

Ohio was ranked 36th of 51 states in 2015 for physical inactivity (percentage of adults)


39th

Ohio was ranked 39th of 51 states in 2015 for percentage of adults who smoke


43rd

Ohio was ranked 43rd of 51 states in 2015 for percentage of adult population that are obese


40th

Ohio was ranked 40th of 51 states in 2015 for Cardiovascular Deaths (Deaths per 100,000 population)


35th

Ohio ranks 35th of 51 states in 2015 for low birth weight (Percent of births with weight under 2,500 grams)


32nd

Ohio ranks 32nd of 51 states in 2015 for Children in Poverty (percent of children)


29th

Ohio was ranked 29th of 51 states in 2015 for High School Graduation rates (percent incoming 9th graders)


13th

Ohio ranks 13th of 51 states in 2015 for people without health insurance (percent of population)


43rd

In 2015 Ohio ranked 43rd worst among 51 states for deaths from Drug Overdose.  

-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-2015.pdf


31st

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


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   


 

 


Ohio’s Overall Ranking for Health & Welfare


35th

      Average Ranking

36th

      Weighted for Poverty

     (Weighted by factors that directly influence   poverty)

38th

      Weighted by Most Recent

 

Overall Ranking of Mental Health by State



Lowest rankings are in light blue, highest ratings are in dark blue.

(Ohio = .7739 overall ranking)

 Source: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/issues/ranking-states

 

CRIME & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

33rd

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


43rd

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


44th

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


26th

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


33rd

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


28th

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


6th

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

-The Preceding 7 statistics were compiled 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/


15th

Ohio ranked 15th of 51 states for highest number of incarcerated persons in 2014.


22nd

Ohio ranked 22nd among 51 states for greatest disparity between black and white incarcerated persons in 2014


19th

Ohio was ranked 19th among 51 states for greatest number of juveniles in custody in 2014.


32nd

Ohio was ranked 32nd among 51 states for largest expenditures on corrections in 2014

-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/

 

 

 

Ohio’s Overall Ranking for Crime & Criminal Justice


27th

      Average Ranking

39th

      Weighted for Poverty

      (Weighted by factors that directly influence poverty)

42nd

      Weighted by Most Recent

 

Source: http://www.prisonpolicy.org/profiles/OH.html