Poverty and Public Benefits in Ohio, 2016

Ohio 2015 Population: 11,613,423

Poverty

Nearly 1.8 million people, or 15.9%, in Ohio lived below the poverty line from 2010-2014

23.1% of those living in poverty are under 18, 15.1% are age 18-64, 8% are over 65

 Ohio median household income declined 10.1% from 2004-2014

Employment

6% of working age adults (25-64) were unemployed and seeking work from 2010-2014

Health Indicators

  • 25 teen births per 1,000 teen girls ages 15-19 from 2006-2012 
  • 9% of live births with low birthweight from 2007-2013
  • 8 infant deaths per 1,000 live births from 2006-2012
  • 186 people living with HIV per 100,000 population in 2012
  • 21 drug poisoning deaths per 100,000 population from 2012-2014

Public Benefits

Education

11.18% of adults 25+ don’t have a high school diploma
Only 25.62% of adults 25+ have a bachelor’s degree

Health Coverage

11% of the population lacked health insurance coverage from 2010-2014
24% of the population enrolled in Medicaid as of April 2016

SNAP (Food Stamps) – Nutritional Assistance

1,627,479, or 14%, in Ohio receive SNAP benefits as of January 2016

Ohio Works First (OWF) – Cash Assistance

108,156 people in Ohio receive OWF as of January 2016
44% of children in deep poverty received OWF benefits from 2010-2014

Source - The Center for Community Solutions\

Here is the link to the full report.