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


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25.2% of Cincinnati, OH residents had an income below the poverty level in 2018, which was 44.8% greater than the poverty level of 13.9% across the entire state of Ohio. Taking into account residents not living in families, 20.8% of high school graduates and 46.4% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 24.5% among disabled males and 31.0% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 88.4%. For comparison, it was 54.0% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Cincinnati, OH

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2018:
Cincinnati:

25.2%
Whole state:

13.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2018:
Cincinnati:

13.4%
Whole state:

6.1%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Cincinnati:

24.5%
Ohio:

13.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 20.0% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Cincinnati:

28.7%
Ohio:

29.4%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Cincinnati:

31.0%
Ohio:

18.7%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 20.5% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Cincinnati:

31.1%
Ohio:

30.1%

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

88.4%
Residents above poverty level:

54.0%

Poverty by age in Cincinnati, OH

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Cincinnati
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Cincinnati,OH (percentage below poverty level)
  • 43.0%Under 5 years
  • 39.3%5 years
  • 33.3%6 to 11 years
  • 33.0%12 to 14 years
  • 26.0%15 years
  • 11.8%16 and 17 years
  • 36.2%18 to 24 years
  • 14.1%25 to 34 years
  • 13.7%35 to 44 years
  • 21.8%45 to 54 years
  • 21.3%55 to 64 years
  • 16.5%65 to 74 years
  • 8.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Cincinnati
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Cincinnati,OH (percentage below poverty level)
  • 47.2%Under 5 years
  • 37.6%5 years
  • 41.9%6 to 11 years
  • 36.4%12 to 14 years
  • 26.2%15 years
  • 22.0%16 and 17 years
  • 47.0%18 to 24 years
  • 25.9%25 to 34 years
  • 19.6%35 to 44 years
  • 20.4%45 to 54 years
  • 16.1%55 to 64 years
  • 18.2%65 to 74 years
  • 15.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Cincinnati, OH
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Cincinnati,OH (% below half of poverty level)
  • 20.5%Under 5 years
  • 22.1%5 years
  • 18.7%6 to 11 years
  • 13.3%12 to 14 years
  • 18.4%15 years
  • 12.9%16 and 17 years
  • 18.6%18 to 24 years
  • 9.7%25 to 34 years
  • 8.1%35 to 44 years
  • 5.9%45 to 54 years
  • 6.8%55 to 64 years
  • 4.1%65 to 74 years
  • 4.3%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Cincinnati, OH

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Cincinnati, OH
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Cincinnati, OH (%)
  • 17.5%White
  • 32.0%Black
  • 13.7%American Indian
  • 22.6%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 34.5%Other race
  • 38.5%2+ races
  • 41.4%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Cincinnati, OH
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Cincinnati, OH (absolute numbers)
  • 24,994White
  • 38,646Black
  • 49American Indian
  • 1,354Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 1,267Other race
  • 4,4512+ races
  • 4,995Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 25.8%Below poverty level
  • 74.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 17.1%Below poverty level
  • 82.9%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Cincinnati, OH

Children below poverty level:
Cincinnati, Ohio:

36.9%
State:

19.2%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Cincinnati:

20.8%
Ohio:

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

46.4%
Ohio:

37.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 12.0%Married-couple family
  • 11.1%Male, no wife present
  • 76.9%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Cincinnati not in families by work experience
  • 2.0%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 38.5%Worked part-time
  • 59.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.4%Both worked full-time
  • 8.3%One full-time, other part-time
  • 7.8%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 13.2%Both worked part-time
  • 28.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 42.2%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
  • 1.2%1995 to 1998
  • 1.1%1990 to 1994
  • 1.5%1980 to 1989
  • 3.9%1970 to 1979
  • 6.0%1960 to 1969
  • 12.3%1950 to 1959
  • 18.0%1940 to 1949
  • 55.9%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 1.4%1995 to 1998
  • 1.8%1990 to 1994
  • 2.5%1980 to 1989
  • 3.0%1970 to 1979
  • 7.6%1960 to 1969
  • 16.1%1950 to 1959
  • 13.6%1940 to 1949
  • 53.8%1939 or earlier
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