People in Poverty

The percentage of people living in poverty

Percent of People in Poverty – Springfield

Percent of People in Poverty

People in Poverty

wdt_ID Year NE Springfield (45503) NW Springfield (45504) SE Springfield (45505) SW Springfield (45506) Springfield Clark County Ohio United States
3 2011 16.9 17.0 29.4 29.4 27.6 16.9 14.8 14.3
4 2012 17.6 18.9 31.3 29.9 29.0 17.7 15.4 14.9
5 2013 18.5 20.8 31.6 29.7 30.4 18.6 15.8 15.4
6 2014 17.8 20.4 32.8 30.6 30.2 19.0 15.9 15.6
7 2015 16.2 20.2 33.7 29.3 29.0 18.3 15.8 15.5
8 2016 17.2 17.2 32.5 27.8 27.9 17.9 15.4 15.1
9 2017 15.1 15.9 29.4 26.2 25.6 16.6 14.9 14.6

These data show the total percentage of the population living at or below the federal poverty level in the United States, Ohio, Clark County, and Springfield, as well as the four major zip codes making up the city of Springfield.

The federal poverty threshold for each household size is determined each year by the federal government. For example, for a one-person household in 2017, the poverty threshold was set at $12,060; this amount increases by $4180 for each person living in the house after the first.

In the year 2017:

  • More people lived in poverty in Clark County than in Ohio overall.*
  • More people lived in poverty in the city of Springfield than in Clark County overall.*
  • More people lived in poverty in the Southeast and Southwest parts of Springfield than in the Northeast and Northwest.*

 

*Denotes a statistically significant finding with 90% confidence, the standard for the ACS.

All data come from U.S. Census Bureau.

This information comes from the American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates on Selected Economic Characteristics.

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