The poverty level of Ohio, as of 2015, is $11,770 for one person and $24,250 for a family of four. This is based on the federal poverty level and is used as a threshold for determining benefits. For example, the Ohio Food Assistance Program is available to persons whose income is no more than 130 percent of the Federal poverty level for their family size.
Other examples of the 2015 poverty level of Ohio include $15,930 for a family of two, $28,410 for a family of five and $40,890 for a family of eight. As of 2015, 16 percent of people living in Ohio fall below the federal poverty level. Among children, 24 percent live below poverty level and among seniors, 8 percent live below poverty level.