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Athens County, OH&

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0.2% growth
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1.03% growth
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1.38% growth
Median Property Value
3.23% decline


The economy of Athens County, OH employs 27,165 people. The economy of Athens County, OH is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Utilities, which employ respectively 3.07; 1.53; and 1.15 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Athens County, OH are Educational Services (7,753), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,583), and Accommodation & Food Service (3,112), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($47,102), Transportation & Warehousing ($31,406), and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services ($30,141).

Median household income in Athens County, OH is $34,221. Males in Athens County, OH have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,293. The income inequality of Athens County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Athens County, OH. In Athens County, OH the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 83 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,117. Mahoning County, OH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Ohio.


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Athens County, OH is home to a population of 65,103 people, from which 96.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Athens County, OH is composed of 58,523 White residents (89.9%), 2,006 Asian residents (3.08%), 1,597 Two+ residents (2.45%), 1,593 Black residents (2.45%), and 1,191 Hispanic residents (1.83%). The most common foreign languages in Athens County, OH are Chinese (1,043 speakers), Spanish (646 speakers), and Arabic (391 speakers), but compared to other places, Athens County, OH has a relative high number of Hungarian (40 speakers), Arabic (391 speakers), and Chinese (1,043 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Athens County, OH awarded 10,083 degrees. The student population of Athens County, OH is skewed towards females, with 3,874 male students and 6,209 female students. Most students in Athens County, OH are White (8,392 and 83.2%), followed by Black or African American (423 and 4.2%), Unknown (229 and 2.27%), and Two or more races (214 and 2.12%). The largest universities in Athens County, OH by number of graduates are Ohio University-Main Campus (9,006 and 89.3%), Hocking College (962 and 9.5%), and Tri-County Adult Career Center (115 and 1.14%). The most popular majors in Athens County, OH are Registered Nursing (2,419 and 24%), General Business Administration & Management (274 and 2.72%), and Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (235 and 2.33%). 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Athens County, OH is $113,900, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $117,700 to $113,900, a 3.23% increase. The homeownership rate of Athens County, OH is 56.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Athens County, OH have an average commute time of 19.2 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.


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