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4.09% growth


The economy of Oberlin, OH employs 3,677 people. The economy of Oberlin, OH is specialized in Educational Services; Utilities; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 4.66; 2.13; and 1.76 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Oberlin, OH are Educational Services (1,597), Accommodation & Food Service (397), and Retail trade (346), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($58,125), Utilities ($56,136), and Finance & Insurance ($31,667).

Median household income in Oberlin, OH is $51,404. Males in Oberlin, OH have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,522. The income inequality of Oberlin, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.438 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Oberlin, OH. In Lorain County, OH the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 59 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,177. Mahoning County, OH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Ohio.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Oberlin, OH is from the county of Lorain County, OH.

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Oberlin, OH is home to a population of 8,353 people, from which 95.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Oberlin, OH is composed of 5,567 White residents (66.6%), 1,279 Black residents (15.3%), 669 Two+ residents (8.01%), 452 Asian residents (5.41%), and 337 Hispanic residents (4.03%). The most common foreign languages in Oberlin, OH are Chinese (222 speakers), African Languages (131 speakers), and Spanish (125 speakers), but compared to other places, Oberlin, OH has a relative high number of Japanese (103 speakers), African Languages (131 speakers), and Hungarian (8 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Oberlin, OH awarded 939 degrees. The student population of Oberlin, OH is skewed towards females, with 434 male students and 505 female students. Most students in Oberlin, OH are White (668 and 71.1%), followed by Asian (63 and 6.71%), Two or more races (53 and 5.64%), and Hispanic or Latino (52 and 5.54%). The largest universities in Oberlin, OH by number of graduates are Oberlin College (939 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Oberlin, OH are General Music Performance (116 and 12.4%), General Biological Sciences (55 and 5.86%), and General Political Science & Government (51 and 5.43%). The median tuition costs in Oberlin, OH are N/A for private four year colleges, and $51,324 and $51,324 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Oberlin, OH is $145,000, which is 0.71 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $139,300 to $145,000, a 4.09% increase. The homeownership rate of Oberlin, OH is 54.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Oberlin, OH have an average commute time of 14.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oberlin, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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