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The Socio-Economic Conditions of Puerto Ricans in Ohio, 2010

Puerto Ricans had significantly lower incomes than the Ohio population as a whole according to Centro’s Data Center’s new data sheet  on the socio-economic conditions of Puerto Ricans. The data are based on statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2010.

In 2010, the median household income from work and other sources for all households in Ohio was $46,090. For Puerto Ricans it was 41 percent lower $26,785.

This disparity was also evident in per capita income, with Puerto Ricans reporting nearly $12,365 of the population as a whole $23,975.

In Ohio as a whole, 76 percent of households reported earning income from work, and the average income earned for these households was $61,191. For Puerto Ricans, it was 31 percent lower $41,985 among the 74 percent of households that reported such income.

Puerto Ricans also reported lower Social Security income $12,164 than the population as a whole $15,891.

The rate of homeownership among Puerto Ricans was also significantly lower than that of the Ohio population.

In terms of educational attainment for the population 25 years of age and older, Puerto Ricans were notably overrepresented among those who had less than a high school education (30 percent). They were underrepresented among those who graduated from high school (26 percent) and more so among those who had a college degree or higher education (14 percent).  But Puerto Ricans were near parity with the Ohio population among those who graduated high school or earned an associate’s degree.

To view the full brief, Puerto Ricans in Ohio, 2010.