Category: Data

September 21, 2020

Last year, income increased and poverty decreased, but what about 2020?

On September 15, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2019 reports on income, poverty and health insurance coverage in the nation. Following are some highlights of these reports, which were compiled from the Census’ Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC). The health insurance report also draws from the Census’ American Community...

September 21, 2020

Cleveland is now the poorest big city in the country

Cleveland had the highest poverty rate among large U.S. cities in 2019, overtaking Detroit, according to data released by the U.S. Census bureau last week. Although Cleveland’s overall poverty rate fell from 33.1 percent to 30.8 percent, Detroit’s rate fell faster and is now just barely below Cleveland’s at 30.6 percent. These estimates are close...

August 31, 2020

Early indications show that overdoses are rising again

Drug overdoses are on the rise again. Local information and data from 2019 tracked by media outlets combined with early 2020 indicators show that overdoses are moving in the wrong direction. This is especially concerning after the state saw a decline, across Ohio, in overdoses in 2018. Data reported by county coroners from around the...

August 17, 2020

Is the Status of Women Getting Worse in Ohio? Preliminary Health and Economic Data Shows Reason for Concern

Health and economic circumstances are changing so rapidly due to the COVID-19 pandemic that the data sources we usually rely on to understand community conditions simply can’t keep up. But when we disaggregate new and preliminary data that is available by sex, there is a concerning pattern. Three out of every 5 Ohioans in their...

August 17, 2020

What if Ohio had only 100 women?

By: Dani Carlson, Director of Communications and Digital Strategy Taneisha Fair, Research Assistant/Contract Manager What if there were only 100 women in Ohio? What would those women look like – where would they live? By looking at data from the U.S. Census Bureau, we were able to extrapolate the characteristics of Ohio’s 5,957,347 women and girls, as...

July 10, 2020

“We are very concerned about the surge that we’re seeing,” Cuyahoga County has 5,761 cases and 322 deaths

In the first virtual Cuyahoga County coronavirus briefing, County executive Armond Budish opened by saying “according to the state [Cuyahoga County is] at red level three and going in the wrong direction towards four, our cases are skyrocketing our emergency room visits are skyrocketing hospital admissions are going up and things are getting worse we’ve...

July 6, 2020

The status of Ohio’s women: Birth spacing

Late last year, The Center for Community Solutions released fact sheets on the Status of Women for each of Ohio’s 88 counties that include a cross section of indicators about women including health, economic, civic and education levels. Modeled after a national report on the Status of Women, by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, in which...

July 6, 2020

As the pandemic continues, we’re working to end another epidemic

In March, as the public was just beginning to become familiar with COVID-19, The Center for Community Solutions kicked-off an important project seeking to end another long-standing epidemic: HIV/AIDS. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV and more than 700,000...