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Akron, Ohio (OH) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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23.6% of Akron, OH residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 44.6% greater than the poverty level of 13.1% across the entire state of Ohio. Taking into account residents not living in families, 21.1% of high school graduates and 36.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 18.4% among disabled males and 25.4% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 77.3%. For comparison, it was 33.5% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Akron, OH

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Akron:

23.6%
Whole state:

13.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Akron:

9.2%
Whole state:

5.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Akron:

18.4%
Ohio:

13.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 20.6% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Akron:

28.8%
Ohio:

29.4%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Akron:

25.4%
Ohio:

18.7%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 20.6% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Akron:

30.5%
Ohio:

30.1%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

77.3%
Residents above poverty level:

33.5%

Poverty by age in Akron, OH

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Akron
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Akron,OH (percentage below poverty level)
  • 40.7%Under 5 years
  • 36.3%5 years
  • 35.8%6 to 11 years
  • 27.4%12 to 14 years
  • 32.5%15 years
  • 9.0%16 and 17 years
  • 26.6%18 to 24 years
  • 19.6%25 to 34 years
  • 19.4%35 to 44 years
  • 15.7%45 to 54 years
  • 12.2%55 to 64 years
  • 9.3%65 to 74 years
  • 9.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Akron
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Akron,OH (percentage below poverty level)
  • 39.9%Under 5 years
  • 58.2%5 years
  • 55.3%6 to 11 years
  • 53.6%12 to 14 years
  • 18.9%15 years
  • 23.0%16 and 17 years
  • 31.6%18 to 24 years
  • 29.7%25 to 34 years
  • 22.3%35 to 44 years
  • 19.7%45 to 54 years
  • 17.8%55 to 64 years
  • 18.2%65 to 74 years
  • 13.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Akron, OH
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Akron,OH (% below half of poverty level)
  • 14.6%Under 5 years
  • 12.2%5 years
  • 13.3%6 to 11 years
  • 8.9%12 to 14 years
  • 9.9%15 years
  • 10.6%16 and 17 years
  • 13.7%18 to 24 years
  • 8.0%25 to 34 years
  • 6.0%35 to 44 years
  • 4.6%45 to 54 years
  • 5.1%55 to 64 years
  • 2.8%65 to 74 years
  • 3.4%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Akron, OH

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Akron, OH
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Akron, OH (%)
  • 18.0%White
  • 32.3%Black
  • 17.8%American Indian
  • 23.5%Asian
  • 16.4%Native Hawaiian
  • 13.6%Other race
  • 32.0%2+ races
  • 20.1%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Akron, OH
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Akron, OH (absolute numbers)
  • 20,131White
  • 18,450Black
  • 86American Indian
  • 2,198Asian
  • 4Native Hawaiian
  • 172Other race
  • 2,6802+ races
  • 1,130Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 23.0%Below poverty level
  • 77.0%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 30.8%Below poverty level
  • 69.2%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Akron, OH

Children below poverty level:
Akron, Ohio:

38.6%
State:

18.0%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Akron:

21.1%
Ohio:

17.1%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Akron:

36.7%
Ohio:

37.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 24.9%Married-couple family
  • 2.0%Male, no wife present
  • 73.1%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Akron not in families by work experience
  • 3.0%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 38.4%Worked part-time
  • 58.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.1%Both worked full-time
  • 3.7%One full-time, other part-time
  • 14.9%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 9.0%Both worked part-time
  • 26.8%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 44.5%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.4%1995 to 1998
  • 0.4%1990 to 1994
  • 2.1%1980 to 1989
  • 3.7%1970 to 1979
  • 9.7%1960 to 1969
  • 16.6%1950 to 1959
  • 19.3%1940 to 1949
  • 47.9%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.5%1999 to 2000
  • 2.1%1995 to 1998
  • 1.8%1990 to 1994
  • 3.1%1980 to 1989
  • 4.5%1970 to 1979
  • 11.3%1960 to 1969
  • 22.3%1950 to 1959
  • 14.8%1940 to 1949
  • 39.5%1939 or earlier
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