Many children, families, adults and teenagers are all affected by poverty across the state of Ohio. Phil Cole with the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies says a lot of people are born into poverty and it’s difficult to get out of. Ohio’s poverty rate is 14.8%, but Cole says the numbers could be worse than that. He says Appalachia counties in Ohio are the poorest, and many experts are still trying understand how big this issue is.
Poverty Across Ohio
PUBLISHED 11:55 AM EDT Aug. 23, 2019