Families in Poverty

The percentage of people living in poverty

Percent of Families in Poverty

Percent of Families in Poverty

Families 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 12.3 8.7 24.2 22.4 21.0 11.7 10.8 10.5
4 2012 13.1 11.3 26.5 23.4 22.9 12.7 11.2 10.9
5 2013 13.6 12.2 26.2 24.1 23.6 13.4 11.6 11.3
6 2014 12.3 12.3 28.1 25.4 23.5 13.7 11.7 11.5
7 2015 10.8 12.2 28.7 24.3 22.4 13.2 11.5 11.3
8 2016 11.6 10.4 26.0 22.9 21.0 12.8 11.2 11.0
9 2017 10.0 9.7 24.3 23.3 19.5 12.1 10.8 10.5

These data show the total percentage of families 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 families lived in poverty in Clark County than in Ohio overall.*
  • More families lived in poverty in the city of Springfield than in Clark County overall.*

Since 2011,

  • Springfield has consistently had over 25% of people and 20% of families living in poverty.
  • In Clark county, there has consistently been below 20% of people and 14% of families living in poverty.
  • These percentages remain lower still in the state of Ohio and the United States.

 

*denotes a difference is statistically significant.

All data come from U.S. Census Bureau.

In between the decennial census, census data are estimated using the American Community Survey 5-year estimates. An update is released each year and uses new information to more accurately estimate the population in the years since the last census. These percentages are found under “Selected Economic Characteristics”.

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