Poverty in Youngstown, Ohio

What is the poverty rate in Youngstown, Ohio?
The poverty rate in Youngstown is 36.8%. One out of every 2.7 residents of Youngstown lives in poverty.

How many people in Youngstown, Ohio live in poverty?
22,174 of 60,336 Youngstown residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

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

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

2010

31.8% 15.3%

2011

33.2% 4.0% 15.9%

2012

38.9% 17.0% 15.9%

2013

40.2% 3.0% 15.8%

2014

40.7% 1.0% 15.5%

2015

35.7% 13.0% 14.7%

2016

35.2% 1.0% 14.0%

2017

34.9% 0.0% 13.4%
Source: 2010-2017 ACS 1 Year

Youngstown, Ohio Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

26,219

45.6% 25.2% 40.4%

Two Or More Races

3,243

42.8% 18.4% 5.0%

White

25,701

25.4% 10.3% 39.6%

Hispanic

6,189

41.0% 22.2% 9.5%

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

45.6% of Black residents of Youngstown, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Youngstown, Ohio is dramatically higher than the national average of 25.2%. 11,944 of 26,219 black Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 40.4% of the total population of Youngstown, Ohio are black.

25.4% of White residents of Youngstown, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Youngstown, Ohio is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 6,523 of 25,701 white Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 39.6% of the total population of Youngstown, Ohio are white.

41.0% of Hispanic residents of Youngstown, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Youngstown, Ohio is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 2,540 of 6,189 hispanic Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 9.5% of the total population of Youngstown, Ohio are hispanic.

Youngstown, Ohio Poverty Rate By Sex

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

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Youngstown, Ohio is 34.3%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Youngstown, Ohio is 38.9%.

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

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

9,784 of 28,499 males in Youngstown live below the poverty line.

12,390 of 31,837 females in Youngstown live below the poverty line.

Youngstown, Ohio Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

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

  • Enrolled in School in Youngstown, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 50.7%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Youngstown, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 30.6%.

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

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Youngstown, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 63.4%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Youngstown, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 58.4%.

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

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Youngstown, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 52.0%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Youngstown, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 41.4%.

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 Youngstown, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 43.2%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Youngstown, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 23.8%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Youngstown, Ohio Poverty Rate By Age

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

Youngstown, Ohio Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Youngstown, Ohio Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

68.7%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

59.3%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

44.0%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

35.9%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

22.7%

75 to 84 Years Old

12.9%

Over 85 Years Old

10.1%

Youngstown, Ohio Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

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

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Youngstown, Ohio who were born citizens of the United States is 36.9%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Youngstown, Ohio who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 29.4%.

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

Residents of Youngstown, 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 59,285 residents of Youngstown, Ohio who were born citizens of the United States, 21,865 (36.9%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 309 (29.4%) of 1,051 residents of Youngstown, 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 Youngstown, Ohio

The poverty rate in Youngstown is 36.8%.
Youngstown is in Mahoning County, Trumbull County.
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City Poverty Rate
Austintown 13.2%
Boardman 9.2%
Campbell 30.6%
Canfield 6.1%
Craig Beach 12.7%
Lowellville 18.0%
New Middletown 13.7%
Poland 2.9%
Sebring 13.5%
Struthers 17.6%

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