Poverty and Public Benefits in Cuyahoga County, 2016

Cuyahoga County 2015 Population: 1,255,921

Poverty

230,111 people, or 18.5%, in Cuyahoga County lived below the poverty line from 2010-2014

27.9% of those living in poverty are under 18, 17.1% are age 18-64, 10.8% are over 65

Cuyahoga County median household income declined 13% from 2004-2014
 

Employment

8% of working age adults (25-64) were unemployed and seeking work from 2010-2014

Health Indicators

  • 26 teen births per 1,000 teen girls ages 15-19 in 2014 
  • 11% of live births with low birthweight in 2014
  • 10 infant deaths per 1,000 live births from 2006-2012
  • 348 people living with HIV per 100,000 population in 2014
  • 21 drug poisoning deaths per 100,000 population from 2012-2014

Public Benefits

Education

12.2% of adults 25+ don’t have a high school diploma
Only 30.3% of adults 25+ have a bachelor’s degree

Health Coverage

11% of the population lacked health insurance coverage from 2010-2014
30% of the population enrolled in Medicaid as of May 2016

SNAP (Food Stamps) – Nutritional Assistance

256,933 people, or 20% in Cuyahoga County receive SNAP benefits as of January 2016

Ohio Works First (OWF) – Cash Assistance

13,228 people in Cuyahoga County receive OWF as of January 2016
38% of children in deep poverty received OWF benefits from 2010-2014

Source - The Center for Community Solutions

Here is a link to the full report