You Know ALICE

ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The more than 19,000 ALICE households in our region are working but not earning enough to keep up with the cost of living. Another 7900+ households in Crawford, Marion, Morrow, and Wyandot are earning below the Federal Poverty Level.

ALICE can be any age, race, or ethnicity. ALICE families look just like yours, and at nearly one in three households in our four-county region, chances are they are your neighbors, coworkers, classmates, and friends.

ALICE By the Numbers: Crawford, Marion, Morrow, & Wyandot

27,383

42% of households in Crawford, Marion, Morrow, & Wyandot live below the Federal Poverty Level or just above it as ALICE families who are working but not earning enough to afford the basics.

66%

66% of Black households in Crawford, Marion, Morrow, and Wyandot live as ALICE families or below the Federal Poverty Level, highlighting the inequities of the state and local economy.

55%

Nearly 55% of households headed by residents who are 65 or older are struggling as ALICE families or living below the Federal Poverty Level.

75%

75% of single female-headed households with children in Crawford, Marion, Morrow, and Wyandot are living as ALICE families or below the Federal Poverty Level.

The ALICE Household Survival Budget

The Household Survival Budget reflects the minimum cost to live and work in the modern economy. This budget is the basis for determining whether households are above or below the ALICE Threshold by county.

In 2021, annual household costs in every county in Ohio were well above the Federal Poverty level of $26,500 for a family of four.

In Crawford, Marion, Morrow and Wyandot, the annual Household Survival Budget for a family with two adults and two school-age children is $53,856, which would require an hourly wage of $26.93.

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2021 Federal Poverty Level for a Family of Four
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ALICE Survival Budget for a Family of Four in Crawford, Marion, Morrow, & Wyandot
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2021 Median Household Income for Crawford, Marion, Morrow & Wyandot
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