The information presented in the following section focuses on race, ethnicity and age. A review of a variety of data suggests that, for both age and race, OOD proportionately serves African Americans and individuals ages 18 to 34 at a higher rate than the demographic makeup of the state. As Ohio’s largest minority race and ethnic populations are African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos, respectively, this analysis will first focus on statistics regarding those populations. Finally, data related to age and disabilities are summarized.
Race. ACS 2016 data indicate that the estimated prevalence of disability for working age Ohioans (ages 16 to 64) was:
Chart 6 - Race of Ohioans with Disabilities: 2016 (n=1,571,654)
Chart 7 - OOD Served by Race: 2016 (n=29,800)