Poverty in Athens, Ohio

What is the poverty rate in Athens, Ohio?
The poverty rate in Athens is 51.6%. One out of every 1.9 residents of Athens lives in poverty.

How many people in Athens, Ohio live in poverty?
8,301 of 16,092 Athens residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Athens compare to the rest of Ohio?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Ohio is 14.9%, meaning Athens has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Ohio.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Athens, Ohio Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Asian

1,496

48.9% 11.9% 6.1%

White

12,717

49.7% 10.3% 51.9%

What's the Poverty Rate in Athens, Ohio By Race?

48.9% of Asian residents of Athens, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Athens, Ohio is dramatically higher than the national average of 11.9%. 732 of 1,496 asian Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 6.1% of the total population of Athens, Ohio are asian.

49.7% of White residents of Athens, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Athens, Ohio is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 6,319 of 12,717 white Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 51.9% of the total population of Athens, Ohio are white.

Athens, Ohio Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Athens, Ohio?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Athens, Ohio is 51.5%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Athens, Ohio is 51.7%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Athens, Ohio

Female residents of Athens, Ohio are slightly(0%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

4,328 of 8,402 males in Athens live below the poverty line.

3,973 of 7,690 females in Athens live below the poverty line.

Athens, Ohio Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Athens can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Athens, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 71.1%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Athens, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 23.8%.

Poverty for younger ages in Athens is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Athens, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 22.8%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Athens, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 25.2%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Athens can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Athens, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 25.5%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Athens, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 40.1%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Athens, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 82.4%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Athens, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 53.7%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Athens, Ohio Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Athens, Ohio?

Athens, Ohio Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Athens, Ohio Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

42.8%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

20.0%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

36.4%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

58.6%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

15.8%

75 to 84 Years Old

8.6%

Over 85 Years Old

18.4%

Athens, Ohio Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Athens, Ohio born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Athens, Ohio who were born citizens of the United States is 51.4%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Athens, Ohio who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 52.7%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Athens, Ohio born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Foreign-born residents of Athens, Ohio have a higher poverty rate than those who were born US citizens.

Of the 13,776 residents of Athens, Ohio who were born citizens of the United States, 7,081 (51.4%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 1,220 (52.7%) of 2,316 residents of Athens, Ohio who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Athens, Ohio

The poverty rate in Athens is 51.6%.
Athens is in Athens County.
Ohio Poverty Rate by City
Here is a comparison of Poverty Rate by city(minimum 1,000 residents) in Athens County.
City Poverty Rate
Athens 51.6%
Chauncey 31.5%
Glouster 40.0%
Nelsonville 35.2%
The Plains 29.0%

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