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


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26.7% of Lorain, OH residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 51.1% greater than the poverty level of 13.1% across the entire state of Ohio. Taking into account residents not living in families, 15.6% of high school graduates and 39.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 20.0% among disabled males and 22.9% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 80.7%. For comparison, it was 31.1% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Lorain, OH

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

26.7%
Whole state:

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

12.2%
Whole state:

5.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Lorain:

20.0%
Ohio:

13.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 20.1% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Lorain:

32.5%
Ohio:

29.4%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Lorain:

22.9%
Ohio:

18.7%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 20.4% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Lorain:

27.3%
Ohio:

30.1%

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

80.7%
Residents above poverty level:

31.1%

Poverty by age in Lorain, OH

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Lorain
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Lorain,OH (percentage below poverty level)
  • 37.1%Under 5 years
  • 64.3%5 years
  • 44.5%6 to 11 years
  • 50.4%12 to 14 years
  • 4.1%15 years
  • 15.1%16 and 17 years
  • 11.0%18 to 24 years
  • 11.2%25 to 34 years
  • 10.0%35 to 44 years
  • 33.2%45 to 54 years
  • 30.1%55 to 64 years
  • 2.1%65 to 74 years
  • 15.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Lorain
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Lorain,OH (percentage below poverty level)
  • 52.9%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 40.4%6 to 11 years
  • 31.4%12 to 14 years
  • 85.2%15 years
  • 13.0%16 and 17 years
  • 25.3%18 to 24 years
  • 47.0%25 to 34 years
  • 26.3%35 to 44 years
  • 19.5%45 to 54 years
  • 16.4%55 to 64 years
  • 24.0%65 to 74 years
  • 17.9%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Lorain, OH
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Lorain,OH (% below half of poverty level)
  • 15.7%Under 5 years
  • 13.9%5 years
  • 12.1%6 to 11 years
  • 11.7%12 to 14 years
  • 12.3%15 years
  • 9.5%16 and 17 years
  • 11.7%18 to 24 years
  • 8.4%25 to 34 years
  • 5.7%35 to 44 years
  • 4.0%45 to 54 years
  • 4.4%55 to 64 years
  • 2.5%65 to 74 years
  • 2.4%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Lorain, OH

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Lorain, OH
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Lorain, OH (%)
  • 12.9%White
  • 46.3%Black
  • 21.3%American Indian
  • 25.0%Asian
  • 13.7%Native Hawaiian
  • 21.4%Other race
  • 37.7%2+ races
  • 43.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Lorain, OH
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Lorain, OH (absolute numbers)
  • 4,221White
  • 4,711Black
  • 122American Indian
  • 144Asian
  • 8Native Hawaiian
  • 532Other race
  • 1,3642+ races
  • 8,508Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 27.2%Below poverty level
  • 72.8%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 8.8%Below poverty level
  • 91.2%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Lorain, OH

Children below poverty level:
Lorain, Ohio:

40.8%
State:

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

15.6%
Ohio:

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

39.7%
Ohio:

37.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 14.3%Married-couple family
  • 19.3%Male, no wife present
  • 66.4%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Lorain not in families by work experience
  • 3.2%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 32.1%Worked part-time
  • 64.7%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 4.4%Both worked full-time
  • 3.7%One full-time, other part-time
  • 5.3%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 17.6%Both worked part-time
  • 32.4%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 36.6%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
  • 3.0%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 2.7%1980 to 1989
  • 7.5%1970 to 1979
  • 16.7%1960 to 1969
  • 22.2%1950 to 1959
  • 17.9%1940 to 1949
  • 30.0%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.6%1999 to 2000
  • 2.1%1995 to 1998
  • 1.9%1990 to 1994
  • 2.7%1980 to 1989
  • 12.3%1970 to 1979
  • 17.6%1960 to 1969
  • 25.9%1950 to 1959
  • 12.8%1940 to 1949
  • 24.0%1939 or earlier
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