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


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Poverty rates in Cleveland, OH

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2016:
Cleveland:

35.0%
Whole state:

14.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2016:
Cleveland:

17.7%
Whole state:

6.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Cleveland:

25.9%
Ohio:

13.8%

Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 24.1% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Cleveland:

29.5%
Ohio:

13.8%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Cleveland:

31.2%
Ohio:

18.7%

Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 25.9% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Cleveland:

31.1%
Ohio:

18.7%

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

77.9%
Residents above poverty level:

42.8%

Poverty by age in Cleveland, OH

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Cleveland
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Cleveland,OH (percentage below poverty level)
  • 52.0%Under 5 years
  • 52.5%5 years
  • 53.7%6 to 11 years
  • 54.0%12 to 14 years
  • 51.9%15 years
  • 45.7%16 and 17 years
  • 38.7%18 to 24 years
  • 25.0%25 to 34 years
  • 30.5%35 to 44 years
  • 28.9%45 to 54 years
  • 28.8%55 to 64 years
  • 17.1%65 to 74 years
  • 12.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Cleveland
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Cleveland,OH (percentage below poverty level)
  • 49.3%Under 5 years
  • 52.3%5 years
  • 59.8%6 to 11 years
  • 53.4%12 to 14 years
  • 31.2%15 years
  • 33.7%16 and 17 years
  • 40.6%18 to 24 years
  • 39.3%25 to 34 years
  • 37.6%35 to 44 years
  • 28.8%45 to 54 years
  • 27.6%55 to 64 years
  • 25.2%65 to 74 years
  • 21.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Cleveland, OH
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Cleveland,OH (% below half of poverty level)
  • 23.6%Under 5 years
  • 20.5%5 years
  • 21.8%6 to 11 years
  • 18.6%12 to 14 years
  • 16.5%15 years
  • 17.4%16 and 17 years
  • 18.3%18 to 24 years
  • 12.6%25 to 34 years
  • 10.9%35 to 44 years
  • 9.4%45 to 54 years
  • 9.3%55 to 64 years
  • 5.0%65 to 74 years
  • 4.9%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Cleveland, OH

Breakdown by races of poor residents (income below poverty level) in Cleveland
  • Breakdown by races of poor residents in Cleveland, OH (%)
  • 26.0%White
  • 42.2%Black
  • 39.7%American Indian
  • 28.2%Asian
  • 32.2%Native Hawaiian
  • 31.1%Other race
  • 45.1%2+ races
  • 31.3%Hispanic
Breakdown by races of poor residents (income below poverty level) in Cleveland
  • Breakdown by races of poor residents in Cleveland, OH (absolute numbers)
  • 33,452White
  • 78,977Black
  • 570American Indian
  • 1,955Asian
  • 27Native Hawaiian
  • 4,417Other race
  • 7,8352+ races
  • 13,055Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 35.1%Below poverty level
  • 64.9%Above poverty level
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 33.1%Below poverty level
  • 66.9%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Cleveland, OH

Children below poverty level:
Cleveland, Ohio:

51.2%
State:

20.1%


Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Cleveland:

23.4%
Ohio:

17.1%

Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Cleveland:

47.3%
Ohio:

37.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 18.7%Married-couple family
  • 13.5%Male, no wife present
  • 67.8%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Cleveland not in families by work experience
  • 2.5%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 26.8%Worked part-time
  • 70.7%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.7%Both worked full-time
  • 3.6%One full-time, other part-time
  • 11.4%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 12.5%Both worked part-time
  • 28.8%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 43.1%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.1%1999 to 2000
  • 0.6%1995 to 1998
  • 0.6%1990 to 1994
  • 0.8%1980 to 1989
  • 1.8%1970 to 1979
  • 5.9%1960 to 1969
  • 13.9%1950 to 1959
  • 15.5%1940 to 1949
  • 60.7%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 1.1%1995 to 1998
  • 0.6%1990 to 1994
  • 0.8%1980 to 1989
  • 1.8%1970 to 1979
  • 6.3%1960 to 1969
  • 16.7%1950 to 1959
  • 17.6%1940 to 1949
  • 54.8%1939 or earlier
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