Poverty in Newark, Ohio

What is the poverty rate in Newark, Ohio?
The poverty rate in Newark is 20.5%. One out of every 4.9 residents of Newark lives in poverty.

How many people in Newark, Ohio live in poverty?
9,711 of 47,400 Newark residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

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

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Newark, Ohio Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

1,285

21.8% 25.2% 2.6%

Two Or More Races

1,751

38.9% 18.4% 3.6%

White

43,758

19.6% 10.3% 90.0%

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

21.8% of Black residents of Newark, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Newark, Ohio is dramatically lower than the national average of 25.2%. 280 of 1,285 black Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 2.6% of the total population of Newark, Ohio are black.

19.6% of White residents of Newark, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Newark, Ohio is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 8,574 of 43,758 white Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 90.0% of the total population of Newark, Ohio are white.

Newark, Ohio Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Newark, Ohio is 18.8%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Newark, Ohio is 22.0%.

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

Female residents of Newark, Ohio are moderately(17%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

4,210 of 22,419 males in Newark live below the poverty line.

5,501 of 24,981 females in Newark live below the poverty line.

Newark, Ohio Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Newark, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 28.5%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Newark, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 16.9%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Newark, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 31.5%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Newark, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 32.3%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Newark, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 27.4%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Newark, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 25.8%.

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 Newark, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 28.9%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Newark, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 8.6%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Newark, Ohio Poverty Rate By Age

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

Newark, Ohio Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Newark, Ohio Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

35.5%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

28.1%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

29.3%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

20.9%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

8.2%

75 to 84 Years Old

6.1%

Over 85 Years Old

6.7%

Newark, Ohio Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Newark, Ohio who were born citizens of the United States is 20.6%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Newark, Ohio who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 14.5%.

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

Residents of Newark, Ohio who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 46,600 residents of Newark, Ohio who were born citizens of the United States, 9,595 (20.6%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 116 (14.5%) of 800 residents of Newark, 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 Newark, Ohio

The poverty rate in Newark is 20.5%.
Newark is in Licking County.
Ohio Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Beechwood Trails 0.0%
Granville 3.0%
Granville South 2.2%
Hanover 5.2%
Harbor Hills 14.0%
Heath 13.3%
Hebron 14.4%
Johnstown 9.0%
Newark 20.5%
Pataskala 8.5%

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