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Shelby County, OH&

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0.24% decline
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Median Household Income
2.97% growth
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Number of Employees
1.73% growth
Median Property Value
3.38% growth


The economy of Shelby County, OH employs 24,059 people. The economy of Shelby County, OH is specialized in Manufacturing; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Other services, except public administration, which employ respectively 3.25; 1.34; and 1.08 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Shelby County, OH are Manufacturing (8,096), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,870), and Retail trade (2,427), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($46,779), Transportation & Warehousing ($42,447), and Educational Services ($36,842).

Median household income in Shelby County, OH is $56,169. Males in Shelby County, OH have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,898. The income inequality of Shelby County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.409 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 Shelby County, OH. In Shelby 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 41 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,268. Mahoning County, OH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Ohio.


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Shelby County, OH is home to a population of 48,949 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Shelby County, OH is composed of 45,695 White residents (93.4%), 1,450 Black residents (2.96%), 722 Hispanic residents (1.48%), 510 Two+ residents (1.04%), and 395 Asian residents (0.81%). The most common foreign languages in Shelby County, OH are Spanish (496 speakers), German (217 speakers), and African Languages (143 speakers), but compared to other places, Shelby County, OH has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (55 speakers), German (217 speakers), and Japanese (77 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Ohio awarded 170,892 degrees. The student population of Ohio is skewed towards females, with 70,379 male students and 100,513 female students. Most students in Ohio are White (125,589 and 73.5%), followed by Black or African American (17,585 and 10.3%), Unknown (7,123 and 4.17%), and Hispanic or Latino (4,847 and 2.84%). The largest universities in Ohio by number of graduates are Ohio State University-Main Campus (15,308 and 8.96%), University of Cincinnati-Main Campus (9,800 and 5.73%), and Ohio University-Main Campus (9,006 and 5.27%). The most popular majors in Ohio are Registered Nursing (6,566 and 3.84%), General Psychology (3,687 and 2.16%), and General Business Administration & Management (3,250 and 1.9%). The median tuition costs in Ohio are $29,969 for private four year colleges, and $9,096 and $17,390 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 Shelby County, OH is $134,400, which is 0.66 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $130,000 to $134,400, a 3.38% increase. The homeownership rate of Shelby County, OH is 70.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Shelby County, OH have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Shelby County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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