Ashland County, OH

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Population

53,299

0.0825% decline

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Median Age

40.4


Median Household Income

$50,893

4.91% growth

Number of Employees

25,070

2.47% growth

Median Property Value

$122,000

1.08% growth

About

In 2017, Ashland County, OH had a population of 53.3k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $50,893. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ashland County, OH declined from 53,343 to 53,299, a -0.0825% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,509 to $50,893, a 4.91% increase.

The population of Ashland County, OH is 96% White Alone, 1.28% Two or More Races, and 1.26% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Ashland County, OH speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ashland County, OH are Ashland University (1,353 degrees awarded in 2017) and Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center (56 degrees).

The median property value in Ashland County, OH is $122,000, and the homeownership rate is 72.6%. Most people in Ashland County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Ashland County, OH is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Ashland County, OH employs 25.1k people. The largest industries in Ashland County, OH are Manufacturing (5,407 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,806 people), and Retail Trade (2,865 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($48,108), Utilities ($46,324), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,137).

Median household income in Ashland County, OH is $50,893. Males in Ashland County, OH have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,809. The income inequality in Ashland County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,893

2017 value

± $1,608

4.91%

1 Year Growth

± 4.46%

Households in Ashland County, OH have a median annual income of $50,893, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,509 in 2016, which represents a 4.91% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,819

Average Male Salary

± $967

$45,809

Average Female Salary

± $722

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Ohio by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,297 ± $5,164

  2. White

    $47,402 ± $598

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,729 ± $34,565

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.29 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ashland County, OH is from Ohio.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.461

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0776% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9707

  2. Census Tract 9702

  3. Census Tract 9709

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ashland County, OH was Census Tract 9707 with a value of $66,201, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9709, with respective values of $59,472 and $59,232.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Ashland County, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ashland County, OH (7.23k out of 50.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,970 ± 613

  2. Hispanic

    117 ± 110

  3. Two Or More

    113 ± 137

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ashland County, OH is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

25.1k

2017 Value

± 912

2.47%

1 Year growth

± 5.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ashland County, OH grew at a rate of 2.47%, from 24.5k employees to 25.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ashland County, OH, are Production Occupations (3,338 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,051 people), and Management Occupations (2,291 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ashland County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ashland County, OH, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,338 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,051 people), and Management Occupations (2,291 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ashland County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.3 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.81 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ashland County, OH, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($59,500), Legal Occupations ($59,423), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($56,159).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25.1k

2017 Value

± 912

2.47%

1 Year growth

± 5.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ashland County, OH grew at a rate of 2.47%, from 24.5k employees to 25.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ashland County, OH, are Manufacturing (5,407 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,806 people), and Retail Trade (2,865 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ashland County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Ashland County, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Ashland County, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,407 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,806 people), and Retail Trade (2,865 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ashland County, OH has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.53 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.13 times), and Utilities (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ashland County, OH, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($48,108), Utilities ($46,324), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,137).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $68.6B

  2. $67.9B

  3. $51B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $68.6B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($67.9B) and Machinery ($51B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Ohio products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$675B

2020 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

41.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $675B. This is expected to increase 41.1% to $952B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Ohio trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $49.2B

  2. $37.6B

  3. $35.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $49.2B, followed by Indiana with $37.6B and Pennsylvania and $35.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Ohio shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.5% of the population of Ashland County, OH has health coverage, with 52% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Ashland County, OH was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Ashland County, OH see 2129 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.377% increase from the previous year (2121 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2146 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 577 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.8%). Additionally, Hocking County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,129 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ashland County, OH see an average of 2,129 patients per year. This represents a 0.377% increase from the previous year (2,121 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ashland County, OH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.52%

Uninsured

52%

Employer Coverage

13.2%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

10.4%

Non-Group

1.49%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ashland County, OH declined by 14.4% from 11.1% to 9.52%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ashland County, OH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

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Diversity

Ashland County, OH is home to a population of 53.3k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.28% of Ashland County, OH residents were born outside of the country (1.22k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ashland County, OH is composed of 51.2k White Alone residents (96%), 684 Two or More Races residents (1.28%), 671 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.26%), 418 Black or African American Alone residents (0.784%), 325 Asian Alone residents (0.61%), 33 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0619%), 7 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0131%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ashland County, OH was 40.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Ashland County, OH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ashland County, OH residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.22k people

2.12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.13k people

As of 2017, 2.28% of Ashland County, OH residents (1.22k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ashland County, OH was 2.12%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    56,561 ± 5,825 people

  2. Mexico

    44,953 ± 5,195 people

  3. China

    32,750 ± 4,437 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 56,561 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 44,953 and China with 32,750.

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Citizenship

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Ashland County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ashland County, OH was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    51.2k ± 33

  2. Two or More Races

    684 ± 119

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    671 ± 169

In 2017, there were 74.8 times more White Alone residents (51.2k people) in Ashland County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 684 Two or More Races and 671 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Ashland County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,393 ± 174

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    526 ± 138

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    413 ± 128

Ashland County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Ashland County, OH awarded 1,409 degrees. The student population of Ashland County, OH is skewed towards women, with 3,257 male students and 3,259 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ashland County, OH are White (1,131 and 86.9%), followed by Black or African American (110 and 8.45%), Unknown (21 and 1.61%), and Two or More Races (17 and 1.31%).

The largest universities in Ashland County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ashland University (1,353 and 96%) and Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center (56 and 3.97%).

The most popular majors in Ashland County, OH are General Business Administration & Management (202 and 14.3%), Nursing Practice (137 and 9.72%), and Curriculum & Instruction (113 and 8.02%).

The median tuition costs in Ashland County, OH are $19,740 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ashland County, OH was Nursing Practice with 135 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Ashland County, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,353 degrees awarded

  2. 56 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$19,740

Median Private

In 2017, the Ashland County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ashland University with 1,353 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

510

Degrees Awarded to Men

899

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 510 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ashland County, OH, which is 0.567 times less than the 899 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Ashland County, OH by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,131 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    110 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    21 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ashland County, OH were to White students. These 1,131 degrees mean that there were 10.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 110 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ashland County, OH was $122,000 in 2017, which is 0.531 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $120,700 to $122,000, a 1.08% increase. The homeownership rate in Ashland County, OH is 72.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ashland County, OH have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ashland County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$122,000

2017 Median

± $3,949

$120,700

2016 Median

± $3,285

In 2017, the median property value in Ashland County, OH grew to to $122,000 from the previous year's value of $120,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ashland County, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ashland County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$50,893

Median Household Income

± $1,608

20.5k

Number of Households

± 839

In 2017, the median household income of the 20.5k households in Ashland County, OH grew to $50,893 from the previous year's value of $48,509.

The following chart displays the households in Ashland County, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ashland County, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ashland County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%

2017 Homeownership

71.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.6% of the housing units in Ashland County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ashland County, OH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ashland County, OH have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.68% of the workforce in Ashland County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.9%

  2. Carpooled

    6.55%

  3. Walked

    3.88%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ashland County, OH was Drove Alone (84.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.55%) and those who Walked (3.88%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ashland County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ashland County, OH have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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