Athens County, OH

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Population

65,563

0.707% growth

Median Age

28.6


Median Household Income

$37,191

8.68% growth

Poverty Rate

30.2%


Number of Employees

27,434

0.99% growth

Median Property Value

$116,500

2.28% growth

About

In 2017, Athens County, OH had a population of 65.6k people with a median age of 28.6 and a median household income of $37,191. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Athens County, OH grew from 65,103 to 65,563, a 0.707% increase and its median household income grew from $34,221 to $37,191, a 8.68% increase.

The population of Athens County, OH is 89.7% White Alone, 2.81% Asian Alone, and 2.69% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Athens County, OH speak a non-English language, and 96.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Athens County, OH are Ohio University-Main Campus (9,278 degrees awarded in 2016), Hocking College (817 degrees), and Tri-County Adult Career Center (54 degrees).

The median property value in Athens County, OH is $116,500, and the homeownership rate is 56.8%. Most people in Athens County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Athens County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Athens County, OH employs 27.4k people. The largest industries in Athens County, OH are Educational Services (7,670 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,534 people), and Retail Trade (3,133 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,917), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,771), and Public Administration ($48,025).

Median household income in Athens County, OH is $37,191. Males in Athens 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 Athens County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,191

2017 value

± $2,008

8.68%

1 Year Growth

± 6.07%

Households in Athens County, OH have a median annual income of $37,191, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,221 in 2016, which represents a 8.68% 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.

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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 Athens 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Ohio across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9733

  2. Census Tract 9730

  3. Census Tract 9736

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Athens County, OH was Census Tract 9733 with a value of $58,860, followed by Census Tract 9730 and Census Tract 9736, with respective values of $57,083 and $48,236.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

30.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Athens County, OH (16.8k out of 55.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    14,487 ± 697

  2. Two Or More

    853 ± 267

  3. Asian

    742 ± 210

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

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

27.4k

2017 Value

± 1,062

0.99%

1 Year growth

± 5.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Athens County, OH grew at a rate of 0.99%, from 27.2k employees to 27.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Athens County, OH, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3,574 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,471 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,865 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Athens County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Athens County, OH, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (3,574 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,471 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,865 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Athens County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.15 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.79 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Athens County, OH, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($73,456), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,491), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($46,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

27.4k

2017 Value

± 1,062

0.99%

1 Year growth

± 5.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Athens County, OH grew at a rate of 0.99%, from 27.2k employees to 27.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Athens County, OH, are Educational Services (7,670 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,534 people), and Retail Trade (3,133 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Athens County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Athens 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 Athens County, OH, by number of employees, are Educational Services (7,670 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,534 people), and Retail Trade (3,133 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Athens County, OH has an unusually high number of Educational Services (3.02 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.4 times), and Utilities (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Athens County, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($77,917), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,771), and Public Administration ($48,025).

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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. $65.2B

  2. $64.2B

  3. $45.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $65.2B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($64.2B) and Machinery ($45.1B).

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$614B

2015 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

55% growth

In 2015, total outbound Ohio trade was $614B. This is expected to increase 55% 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. $44.3B

  2. $34.5B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $44.3B, followed by Indiana with $34.5B and Pennsylvania and $31.7B.

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

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Health

93.1% of the population of Athens County, OH has health coverage, with 52.1% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 9.42% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Athens County, OH see 1373 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.6% increase from the previous year (1198 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4412 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 341 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

1,373 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Athens County, OH see an average of 1,373 patients per year. This represents a 14.6% increase from the previous year (1,198 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

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

Data only available at state level.

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

6.93%

Uninsured

52.1%

Employer Coverage

18.3%

Medicaid

9.42%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

1.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Athens County, OH declined by 9.36% from 7.65% to 6.93%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Athens 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Ohio by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Athens County, OH is home to a population of 65.6k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.56% of Athens County, OH residents were born outside of the country (2.99k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Athens County, OH is composed of 58.8k White Alone residents (89.7%), 1.84k Asian Alone residents (2.81%), 1.76k Two or More Races residents (2.69%), 1.67k Black or African American Alone residents (2.54%), 1.21k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.85%), 135 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.206%), 65 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0991%), and 48 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0732%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Athens County, OH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

29

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Athens County, OH was 28.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 29. But people in Athens County, OH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Athens County, OH residents was 28.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.56%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.99k people

4.46%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.9k people

As of 2017, 4.56% of Athens County, OH residents (2.99k 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 Athens County, OH was 4.46%, 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

96.5%

2017 Citizenship

96.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.5% of Athens County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Athens County, OH was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    58.8k ± 53

  2. Asian Alone

    1.84k ± 212

  3. Two or More Races

    1.76k ± 239

In 2017, there were 32 times more White Alone residents (58.8k people) in Athens County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.84k Asian Alone and 1.76k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Athens County, OH citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Athens County, OH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Athens County, OH are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,288 ± 170

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    577 ± 181

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    485 ± 143

Athens County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Athens County, OH awarded 10,149 degrees. The student population of Athens County, OH is skewed towards women, with 14,081 male students and 18,421 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Athens County, OH are White (8,355 and 86.8%), followed by Black or African American (448 and 4.65%), Two or More Races (246 and 2.56%), and Hispanic or Latino (233 and 2.42%).

The largest universities in Athens County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ohio University-Main Campus (9,278 and 91.4%), Hocking College (817 and 8.05%), and Tri-County Adult Career Center (54 and 0.532%).

The most popular majors in Athens County, OH are Registered Nursing (2,668 and 26.3%), General Business Administration & Management (624 and 6.15%), and Health Care Administration & Management (342 and 3.37%).

The median tuition costs in Athens County, OH are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,298 and $20,429 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 Athens County, OH was Registered Nursing with 2,388 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 9,278 degrees awarded

  2. 817 degrees awarded

  3. 54 degrees awarded

$11,298

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Athens County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ohio University-Main Campus with 9,278 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,978

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,171

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,978 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Athens County, OH, which is 0.645 times less than the 6,171 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    8,355 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    448 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    246 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Athens County, OH were to White students. These 8,355 degrees mean that there were 18.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 448 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Athens County, OH was $116,500 in 2017, which is 0.535 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $113,900 to $116,500, a 2.28% increase. The homeownership rate in Athens County, OH is 56.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Athens County, OH have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Athens County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,191

Median Household Income

± $2,008

22.5k

Number of Households

± 896

In 2017, the median household income of the 22.5k households in Athens County, OH grew to $37,191 from the previous year's value of $34,221.

The following chart displays the households in Athens 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$116,500

2017 Median

± $6,467

$113,900

2016 Median

± $5,729

In 2017, the median property value in Athens County, OH grew to to $116,500 from the previous year's value of $113,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Athens 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 Athens County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

56.8%

2017 Homeownership

56.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.8% of the housing units in Athens County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.1%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Athens County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Athens County, OH have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Athens County, OH have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in Athens County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.7%

  2. Walked

    13.7%

  3. Carpooled

    7.67%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Athens County, OH was Drove Alone (71.7%), followed by those who Walked (13.7%) and those who Carpooled (7.67%).

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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