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


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27.7% of Cincinnati, OH residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 49.5% greater than the poverty level of 14.0% 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 2017:
Cincinnati:

27.7%
Whole state:

14.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Cincinnati:

13.6%
Whole state:

6.3%

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)
  • 48.1%Under 5 years
  • 58.0%5 years
  • 52.7%6 to 11 years
  • 54.7%12 to 14 years
  • 66.0%15 years
  • 23.3%16 and 17 years
  • 36.6%18 to 24 years
  • 13.5%25 to 34 years
  • 14.0%35 to 44 years
  • 18.8%45 to 54 years
  • 24.1%55 to 64 years
  • 12.8%65 to 74 years
  • 7.3%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)
  • 52.2%Under 5 years
  • 32.0%5 years
  • 40.6%6 to 11 years
  • 28.0%12 to 14 years
  • 31.3%15 years
  • 35.6%16 and 17 years
  • 51.3%18 to 24 years
  • 27.6%25 to 34 years
  • 22.4%35 to 44 years
  • 21.1%45 to 54 years
  • 19.9%55 to 64 years
  • 15.8%65 to 74 years
  • 14.2%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 (%)
  • 15.7%White
  • 38.0%Black
  • 34.9%American Indian
  • 36.6%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 34.6%Other race
  • 32.6%2+ races
  • 36.7%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)
  • 21,222White
  • 47,779Black
  • 224American Indian
  • 2,163Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 1,252Other race
  • 3,3742+ races
  • 3,874Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 27.9%Below poverty level
  • 72.1%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 23.7%Below poverty level
  • 76.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Cincinnati, OH

Children below poverty level:
Cincinnati, Ohio:

46.1%
State:

19.7%
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
  • 13.2%Married-couple family
  • 8.9%Male, no wife present
  • 78.0%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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