Total Percentage of Households with Very Low Food Security
: 6.1 percent Median Household Income
: $46,318 Percentage Below Poverty Line
: 13.4 Unemployment
: 9.9 percent Obesity
: 28.8 percent
The percentage of Ohio households that suffer from food insecurity was 14.8 percent for the years 2007-2009, among the top ten states for food insecurity, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This rate was higher than the national average for those years, which was 13.5 percent. About 6 percent of households reduced their food intake because they did not have enough money to buy food.