Poverty in Springfield, Ohio

What is the poverty rate in Springfield, Ohio?
The poverty rate in Springfield is 25.6%. One out of every 3.9 residents of Springfield lives in poverty.

How many people in Springfield, Ohio live in poverty?
14,486 of 56,590 Springfield residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

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

Springfield, Ohio Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

9,725

30.6% 25.2% 16.4%

Two Or More Races

3,300

37.3% 18.4% 5.6%

White

41,477

23.3% 10.3% 69.8%

Hispanic

1,760

31.7% 22.2% 3.0%

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

30.6% of Black residents of Springfield, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Springfield, Ohio is the same as than the national average. 2,972 of 9,725 black Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 16.4% of the total population of Springfield, Ohio are black.

23.3% of White residents of Springfield, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Springfield, Ohio is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 9,652 of 41,477 white Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 69.8% of the total population of Springfield, Ohio are white.

31.7% of Hispanic residents of Springfield, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Springfield, Ohio is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 558 of 1,760 hispanic Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 3.0% of the total population of Springfield, Ohio are hispanic.

Springfield, Ohio Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Springfield, Ohio is 24.4%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Springfield, Ohio is 26.7%.

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

Female residents of Springfield, Ohio are slightly(9%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

6,597 of 27,008 males in Springfield live below the poverty line.

7,889 of 29,582 females in Springfield live below the poverty line.

Springfield, Ohio Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Springfield, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 35.6%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Springfield, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 21.4%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Springfield, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 19.6%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Springfield, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 37.6%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Springfield, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 42.4%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Springfield, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 30.0%.

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 Springfield, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 37.0%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Springfield, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 9.8%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Springfield, Ohio Poverty Rate By Age

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

Springfield, Ohio Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Springfield, Ohio Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

38.0%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

38.5%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

36.7%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

25.2%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

13.5%

75 to 84 Years Old

12.5%

Over 85 Years Old

11.9%

Springfield, Ohio Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Springfield, Ohio who were born citizens of the United States is 25.7%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Springfield, Ohio who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 18.2%.

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

Residents of Springfield, 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 55,554 residents of Springfield, Ohio who were born citizens of the United States, 14,297 (25.7%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 189 (18.2%) of 1,036 residents of Springfield, 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 Springfield, Ohio

The poverty rate in Springfield is 25.6%.
Springfield is in Clark County.
Ohio Poverty Rate by City
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City Poverty Rate
Crystal Lakes 28.3%
Enon 13.9%
Green Meadows 2.0%
Holiday Valley 1.8%
New Carlisle 20.3%
Northridge 4.2%
Park Layne 20.8%
South Charleston 17.0%
Springfield 25.6%

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