Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
2016 State of Poverty
A Portrait of Ohio Families
From Press Conference Testimony by Philip Cole, OACAA Executive Director
Today we are releasing the “State of Poverty in Ohio: A Portrait of Ohio Families.” According to the federal government’s definition of poverty, there were more than 1.6 million people in Ohio below the federal poverty level in 2015. That is 14.8% of the population.
'State of Poverty' Report Is Cited to Defend Ohio's Low-Income Programs (inc. audio), WKSU NPR
Transcript of full testimony includes recommended steps that need to be taken in Ohio to reduce poverty and create an economy that works for all.
Announcement of press conference to release report (see early news coverage below)
The report covers a variety of topics accompanied by corresponding data tables found in the Appendix.
- Defining Poverty
- Federal Poverty Measure
- Chronic and Episodic Poverty
- Asset Poverty
- Supplemental Poverty Measure
- Self-Sufficiency Standard and Self-Sufficiency Calculator for Ohio
- Geography of Poverty
- Food Insecurity
- Families in Poverty
- Report highlights Ohio grandparents, college students living in poverty, Cleveland.com
- Wright State among colleges with food pantries, Dayton Daily News
- Lucas Co. poverty down, still above average, Toledo Blade