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2016 State of Poverty in Ohio Report

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

2016 State of Poverty

A Portrait of Ohio Families

Ohio Poverty Report

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)

Report Topics

The report covers a variety of topics accompanied by corresponding data tables found in the Appendix.

  • Defining Poverty
  • Geography of Poverty
  • Food Insecurity
  • Families in Poverty
  • Appendix

News coverage


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