Poverty in Dayton, Ohio

What is the poverty rate in Dayton, Ohio?
The poverty rate in Dayton is 32.7%. One out of every 3.1 residents of Dayton lives in poverty.

How many people in Dayton, Ohio live in poverty?
42,382 of 129,585 Dayton residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Dayton compare to the rest of Ohio?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Ohio is 14.9%, meaning Dayton 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

Historical Dayton, Ohio Poverty Rate

Dayton, Ohio Historical Poverty Rate
Year Poverty Rate YoY % Change National

2010

34.5% 15.3%

2011

35.7% 3.0% 15.9%

2012

37.3% 4.0% 15.9%

2013

33.8% 10.0% 15.8%

2014

36.9% 9.0% 15.5%

2015

32.5% 13.0% 14.7%

2016

32.0% 1.0% 14.0%

2017

30.7% 4.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Dayton, Ohio Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

54,233

40.7% 25.2% 38.5%

Asian

1,063

19.5% 11.9% 0.8%

Two Or More Races

4,422

34.8% 18.4% 3.1%

White

64,825

24.6% 10.3% 46.0%

Hispanic

5,196

46.7% 22.2% 3.7%

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

40.7% of Black residents of Dayton, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Dayton, Ohio is dramatically higher than the national average of 25.2%. 22,094 of 54,233 black Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 38.5% of the total population of Dayton, Ohio are black.

19.5% of Asian residents of Dayton, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Dayton, Ohio is dramatically higher than the national average of 11.9%. 207 of 1,063 asian Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 0.8% of the total population of Dayton, Ohio is asian.

24.6% of White residents of Dayton, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Dayton, Ohio is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 15,971 of 64,825 white Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 46.0% of the total population of Dayton, Ohio are white.

46.7% of Hispanic residents of Dayton, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Dayton, Ohio is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 2,426 of 5,196 hispanic Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 3.7% of the total population of Dayton, Ohio are hispanic.

Dayton, Ohio Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Dayton, Ohio is 30.6%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Dayton, Ohio is 34.6%.

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

Female residents of Dayton, Ohio are moderately(13%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

19,009 of 62,115 males in Dayton live below the poverty line.

23,373 of 67,470 females in Dayton live below the poverty line.

Dayton, Ohio Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Dayton, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 43.6%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Dayton, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 27.6%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Dayton, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 50.5%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Dayton, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 54.4%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Dayton, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 46.8%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Dayton, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 36.7%.

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 Dayton, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 39.0%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Dayton, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 28.5%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Dayton, Ohio Poverty Rate By Age

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

Dayton, Ohio Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Dayton, Ohio Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

52.6%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

51.7%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

43.3%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

31.3%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

17.5%

75 to 84 Years Old

13.3%

Over 85 Years Old

15.0%

Dayton, Ohio Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Dayton, Ohio who were born citizens of the United States is 32.6%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Dayton, Ohio who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 34.1%.

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

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

Of the 123,126 residents of Dayton, Ohio who were born citizens of the United States, 40,178 (32.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 2,204 (34.1%) of 6,459 residents of Dayton, 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 Dayton, Ohio

The poverty rate in Dayton is 32.7%.
Dayton is in Montgomery County.
Ohio Poverty Rate by City
Here is a comparison of Poverty Rate by city(minimum 1,000 residents) in Montgomery County.
City Poverty Rate
Brookville 6.7%
Clayton 7.5%
Dayton 32.7%
Drexel 18.5%
Englewood 9.9%
Farmersville 5.9%
Germantown 12.3%
Miamisburg 13.0%
Moraine 18.3%
New Lebanon 25.6%
Oakwood 6.0%
Riverside 14.2%
Trotwood 25.6%
Vandalia 9.9%
West Carrollton 19.0%

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