Asset poverty rate: 25.20%
Average college graduate debt: $30,047
Unbanked households: 7%
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 8%
Food insecurity: 13.20%
Minimum wage: $8.80
Number of Black or African American children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 164,000
Number of Hispanic or Latino children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: 56,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 6.60%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 22.80%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 29.90%
Poverty rate: 13.10%
Unemployment rate: 4.20%
High school graduation rate: 82.10%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 90.10%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 63%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 29%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 6%
Children in foster care: 16,387
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18: 210,880
Percent of children in immigrant families: 9%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 37%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 18.80%
Home foreclosure rate: 1.25%
People experiencing homelessness: 10,655
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 376,700
Percent renters: 34%
Total housing units: 5,242,524
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents: 430
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 1,746
Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 97,250
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 279,000
EITC recipients: 895,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 25,400
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 234,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 268,198
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 1,278,639
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 182,176
Participants in all Head Start programs: 34,004
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 18%
Number of Asian and Pacific Islander children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Black or African American children below 200% poverty: 254,000
Number of Hispanic or Latino children below 200% poverty: 92,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 33%
Senior poverty rate: 8.30%
Women in poverty: 7.50%

State governments play a significant role in developing policies that help support low-income families. Below is a list of some key Ohio policies and a link to an organization that tracks the issue.

Tax & Asset-Building Policy

Family and Work Supports