Lucas Co. Makes Progress in Poverty Fight

Lucas Co. poverty numbers above Ohio average. (WNWO)

The number of people living in poverty in Lucas County is falling, but is still well above the state average.

A new report by the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA) shows 19.5% of Lucas County residents lived at or below the federal poverty line in 2015.

That’s down from the 2013 number of 21.6%.

But that’s much higher than the state average of 14.8%.

Wood and Fulton Counties fared a bit better – at 11.7% and 8.5% respectively.

Read the full report here:

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