Oberlin, OH

Census Place

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2022 Population
8,194
0.715% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
25.8
4.88% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
21.6%
5.08% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$67,660
7.92% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$184,200
13.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
3,918
4.45% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Oberlin, OH had a population of 8.19k people with a median age of 25.8 and a median household income of $67,660. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Oberlin, OH declined from 8,253 to 8,194, a −0.715% decrease and its median household income grew from $62,696 to $67,660, a 7.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oberlin, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.93%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.88%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.36%).

None of the households in Oberlin, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.7% of the residents in Oberlin, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oberlin, OH are Oberlin College (931 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Oberlin, OH was $184,200, and the homeownership rate was 50.2%.

Most people in Oberlin, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Oberlin, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Oberlin, OH is home to a population of 8.19k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.82% of Oberlin, OH residents were born outside of the country (477 people).

In 2022, there were 5.48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.78k people) in Oberlin, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.06k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 568 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Oberlin, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Oberlin, OH was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oberlin, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.78k ± 335
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.06k ± 257
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    568 ± 218
5.65%
Hispanic Population
463 people

In 2022, there were 5.48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.78k people) in Oberlin, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.06k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 568 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.65% of the people in Oberlin, OH are hispanic (463 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,962 ± 6,288 people
  2. Mexico
    43,233 ± 5,095 people
  3. China
    34,193 ± 4,533 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,962 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,233 and China with 34,193.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.82%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
477 people
6.24%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
515 people

As of 2022, 5.82% of Oberlin, OH residents (477 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Oberlin, OH was 6.24%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    91 ± 60
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    45 ± 91
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    22 ± 20

Oberlin, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Oberlin, OH employs 3.92k people. The largest industries in Oberlin, OH are Educational Services (1,157 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (509 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (352 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($183,179), Wholesale Trade ($68,281), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,111).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,975. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.92k
2022 Value
± 441
4.45%
1 Year growth
± 15.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oberlin, OH grew at a rate of 4.45%, from 3.75k employees to 3.92k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oberlin, OH, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (646 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (435 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (307 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oberlin, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.92k
2022 Value
± 441
4.45%
1 Year growth
± 15.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Oberlin, OH grew at a rate of 4.45%, from 3.75k employees to 3.92k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oberlin, OH, are Educational Services (1,157 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (509 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (352 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oberlin, OH, though some of these residents may live in Oberlin, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$25,673
Median earning men ± $13,408
$15,265
Median earning women ± $6,713

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($77,917), Manufacturing ($61,964), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,226).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,889), Wholesale Trade ($68,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($39,219).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 5.51M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Ohio.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ohio went to Donald J. Trump with 53.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
J. D. Vance
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Ohio over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Oberlin, OH awarded 931 degrees. The student population of Oberlin, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,226 male students and 1,766 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oberlin, OH are White (546 and 67.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (86 and 10.7%), Two or More Races (79 and 9.79%), and Black or African American (50 and 6.2%).

The largest universities in Oberlin, OH by number of degrees awarded are Oberlin College (931 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Oberlin, OH are General Music Performance (95 and 10.2%), General Biological Sciences (78 and 8.38%), and General Psychology (68 and 7.3%).

The median tuition cost in Oberlin, OH for private four year colleges is $61,106.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Oberlin, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 34.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,992 (41% men and 59% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,992 students enrolled in Oberlin, OH, 41% men and 59% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,837 records, of which 60% were women and 40% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 68 degrees awarded
  2. 95 degrees awarded
  3. 78 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Oberlin, OH was General Psychology with 68 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
931 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oberlin College with 931 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 378 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oberlin, OH, which is 0.684 times less than the 553 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 546 degrees mean that there were 6.35 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 86 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($61,106) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($918) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,908) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.724% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.686% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.05M), Some college (1.98M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oberlin, OH was $184,200 in 2022, which is 0.653 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $162,300 to $184,200, a 13.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Oberlin, OH is 50.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Oberlin, OH have an average commute time of 16.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Oberlin, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$184,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,489
$1,238
Median Property Taxes
±$209

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The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Oberlin, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

50.2%
Homeownership
2022
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 50.2% of the housing units in Oberlin, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 602
  2. Census Tract 601

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

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Household Income

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$67,660
Median Household Income
± $6,906
2.46k
Number of Households
± 311

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.46k households in Oberlin, OH grew to $67,660 from the previous year's value of $62,696.

The following chart displays the households in Oberlin, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Oberlin, OH is from Ohio.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2022, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0361% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (46.6%)
  2. Walked (27.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (11.1%)

In 2022, 46.6% of workers in Oberlin, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (27.9%) and those who worked at home (11.1%).

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Commute Time

16.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oberlin, OH have a shorter commute time (16.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.575% of the workforce in Oberlin, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

21.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oberlin, OH (1.21k out of 5.61k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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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Health

95.9% of the population of Oberlin, OH has health coverage, with 55.9% on employee plans, 8.48% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 17.7% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lorain County, OH see 1855 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (1831 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2067 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 525 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,855 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lorain County, OH

Primary care physicians in Lorain County, OH see an average of 1,855 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (1,831 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.3% under 18 years, 41.1% between 18 and 34 years, 24.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 18% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 42% were men and 58% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.09%
Uninsured
55.9%
Employer Coverage
8.48%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
17.7%
Non-Group
1.02%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oberlin, OH declined by 8.54% from 4.47% to 4.09%.

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