30% of working-age adults in Cleveland live in poverty.
Having a steady full-time job is the best way to avoid financial hardship. But in Ohio, a full-time working single mother with a minimum wage job ($8.70/hour) with two children earns just $18,096, more than $3,000 below the federal poverty level.
Many adults live in poverty because they are only able to work part time because of health issues, childcare responsibilities, caring for an elderly parent or setting aside time to go to school.
Many variables contribute to the risk of living in poverty, including education, marital status, race and gender.