Challenging economic times have taught us all some valuable lessons. Whether or not our neighbors have jobs that can support their families matters — to all of us. A stable income is one of the building blocks to a good quality of life. When more people are gainfully employed, the brighter our economic outlook will be.

The State of the Community monitors our region’s economic performance using 15 indicators. These indicators allow us to assess and report progress towards our community’s Income Bold Goal, which seek to ensure individuals and families achieve financial stability.

The most commonly requested indicators and data from The State of the Community can be found to the right.

  • The percent of people who are employed, after accounting for those who are unemployed, discouraged job seekers, involuntary part-time and other marginally attached workers.

    Gainful Employment
  • The percent of the population below the Federal Poverty Level.

    Poverty Rate
  • The percent of the population below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

  • The ratio of women-owned businesses to population size.

    Women-Owned Businesses
  • The ratio of minority-owned businesses to population size.

    Minority-Owned Businesses
  • The total personal income in an area divided by the number of residents.

    Per Capita Income
  • The number of jobs in the Greater Cincinnati region.

    Total Jobs