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Hamilton County pop. 802,374

Ohio’s communities thrive when people feel safe, have good jobs and can make ends meet. Unfortunately, a job doesn’t always mean a living. As incomes decline, more and more families are unable to afford the rising cost of the basics—like food, housing, child care and health care. When all Ohioans have access to the tools needed to meet their basic needs, we all benefit from a stronger economy and a more prosperous society. What to learn more? Click through the county resources below.

Household Median Income

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2003-2013 Median Household Income Estimates

More about Hamilton County

Hamilton County Human Service Profile (The Center for Community Solutions) PDF

Hamilton County Conditions for Children and Families (PCSAO) PDF

Medicaid Expansion’s Impact on Hamilton County (Advocates for Ohio’s Future) PDF

Family Budget Calculator in 2014 dollars (Economic Policy Institute)

  • Mamie Hamilton

    Mamie’s PASSPORT care plan costs $15,222 a year. On average, that would cover only three months in a nursing home.

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  • Charles McClinon Hamilton

    “I was ecstatic, I was relieved … and I went and called my family and said ‘I finally have got coverage. I don’t have to worry about whether I’ll have coverage for my medicine and for my care’.”

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  • Walter Huckabee Hamilton

    I came to the Freestore the first year it was open. I was out of work, I had just gotten laid off and I had five kids.

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  • Bessie Hamilton

    Making my own way has always been familiar with me. But then when I had to depend on others for the things that I needed, it was hard at first.

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  • James Hamilton

    James had a good job as a food processor, but when the recession hit, he lost this position.

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  • Latoya Hubbard Hamilton

    As a struggling new mother, Latoya Hubbard was referred to Community Link for help finding a work placement.

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  • Rekeil Lewis Hamilton

    I just want to tell you that it’s a matter of life and death. Without a health insurance card, it’s harder to get the appointments you need. Your health gets poorer and poorer.

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