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


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29.6% of Dayton, OH residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 55.8% greater than the poverty level of 13.1% across the entire state of Ohio. Taking into account residents not living in families, 26.5% of high school graduates and 45.4% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 25.2% among disabled males and 29.5% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 76.9%. For comparison, it was 39.1% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Dayton, OH

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

29.6%
Whole state:

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

13.9%
Whole state:

5.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Dayton:

25.2%
Ohio:

13.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 23.3% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Dayton:

31.9%
Ohio:

29.4%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Dayton:

29.5%
Ohio:

18.7%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 24.1% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Dayton:

32.1%
Ohio:

30.1%

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

76.9%
Residents above poverty level:

39.1%

Poverty by age in Dayton, OH

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Dayton
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Dayton,OH (percentage below poverty level)
  • 63.3%Under 5 years
  • 16.4%5 years
  • 27.3%6 to 11 years
  • 45.3%12 to 14 years
  • 48.1%15 years
  • 58.6%16 and 17 years
  • 31.8%18 to 24 years
  • 23.9%25 to 34 years
  • 28.5%35 to 44 years
  • 18.7%45 to 54 years
  • 27.5%55 to 64 years
  • 19.9%65 to 74 years
  • 9.3%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Dayton
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Dayton,OH (percentage below poverty level)
  • 39.8%Under 5 years
  • 38.9%5 years
  • 38.9%6 to 11 years
  • 58.6%12 to 14 years
  • 48.4%15 years
  • 34.1%16 and 17 years
  • 45.5%18 to 24 years
  • 26.0%25 to 34 years
  • 37.6%35 to 44 years
  • 14.3%45 to 54 years
  • 20.0%55 to 64 years
  • 18.4%65 to 74 years
  • 18.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Dayton, OH
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Dayton,OH (% below half of poverty level)
  • 18.8%Under 5 years
  • 16.8%5 years
  • 16.0%6 to 11 years
  • 13.9%12 to 14 years
  • 10.1%15 years
  • 12.5%16 and 17 years
  • 19.0%18 to 24 years
  • 10.4%25 to 34 years
  • 7.6%35 to 44 years
  • 7.3%45 to 54 years
  • 7.7%55 to 64 years
  • 4.0%65 to 74 years
  • 4.5%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Dayton, OH

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Dayton, OH
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Dayton, OH (%)
  • 24.1%White
  • 30.9%Black
  • 62.1%American Indian
  • 15.5%Asian
  • 43.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 41.0%Other race
  • 33.6%2+ races
  • 40.3%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Dayton, OH
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Dayton, OH (absolute numbers)
  • 14,638White
  • 15,881Black
  • 307American Indian
  • 221Asian
  • 30Native Hawaiian
  • 684Other race
  • 1,6942+ races
  • 2,406Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 28.9%Below poverty level
  • 71.1%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 42.7%Below poverty level
  • 57.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Dayton, OH

Children below poverty level:
Dayton, Ohio:

42.6%
State:

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

26.5%
Ohio:

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

45.4%
Ohio:

37.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 21.4%Married-couple family
  • 9.8%Male, no wife present
  • 68.8%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Dayton not in families by work experience
  • 3.2%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 35.4%Worked part-time
  • 61.4%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 4.3%One full-time, other part-time
  • 9.7%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 14.9%Both worked part-time
  • 28.7%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 42.4%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
  • 0.8%1995 to 1998
  • 0.2%1990 to 1994
  • 1.4%1980 to 1989
  • 2.7%1970 to 1979
  • 9.3%1960 to 1969
  • 28.0%1950 to 1959
  • 19.6%1940 to 1949
  • 38.0%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.4%1999 to 2000
  • 1.3%1995 to 1998
  • 0.6%1990 to 1994
  • 2.3%1980 to 1989
  • 4.9%1970 to 1979
  • 8.4%1960 to 1969
  • 21.5%1950 to 1959
  • 19.3%1940 to 1949
  • 41.3%1939 or earlier
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