Franklin County, OH

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Population

1.29M

2.17% growth

Median Age

34.1


Median Household Income

$59,227

5.66% growth

Poverty Rate

16.7%


Number of Employees

674,866

2.06% growth

Median Property Value

$172,600

6.35% growth

About

In 2017, Franklin County, OH had a population of 1.29M people with a median age of 34.1 and a median household income of $59,227. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Franklin County, OH grew from 1.26M to 1.29M, a 2.17% increase and its median household income grew from $56,055 to $59,227, a 5.66% increase.

The population of Franklin County, OH is 63.3% White Alone, 22.3% Black or African American Alone, and 5.49% Hispanic or Latino. 12.7% of the people in Franklin County, OH speak a non-English language, and 94.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin County, OH are Ohio State University-Main Campus (15,203 degrees awarded in 2016), Columbus State Community College (5,744 degrees), and Franklin University (1,677 degrees).

The median property value in Franklin County, OH is $172,600, and the homeownership rate is 53.4%. Most people in Franklin County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Franklin County, OH employs 675k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (103,436 people), Retail Trade (73,814 people), and Educational Services (61,508 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,929), Utilities ($67,867), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,930).

Median household income in Franklin County, OH is $59,227. Males in Franklin County, OH have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,904. The income inequality in Franklin County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,227

2017 value

± $1,546

5.66%

1 Year Growth

± 3.68%

Households in Franklin County, OH have a median annual income of $59,227, 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 $56,055 in 2016, which represents a 5.66% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,297

Average Male Salary

± $959

$46,904

Average Female Salary

± $740

In 2017, full-time male employees in Franklin County, OH made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Franklin County, OH by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $73,640 ± $48,775

  2. Asian

    $63,304 ± $4,969

  3. American Indian

    $53,849 ± $24,595

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Franklin County, OH workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Franklin County, OH by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Franklin County, OH is from Ohio.

0.457

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.19% 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 72.10

  2. Census Tract 65

  3. Census Tract 62.36

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, OH was Census Tract 72.10 with a value of $177,096, followed by Census Tract 65 and Census Tract 62.36, with respective values of $158,375 and $146,581.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, OH (204k out of 1.22M 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    95,078 ± 2,298

  2. Black

    80,887 ± 2,275

  3. Hispanic

    18,762 ± 1,032

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin County, OH is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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

675k

2017 Value

± 14,422

2.06%

1 Year growth

± 2.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, OH grew at a rate of 2.06%, from 661k employees to 675k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, OH, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (41,607 people), Laborers & Material Movers, Hand (22,379 people), and Other Business Operations Specialists (21,141 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Franklin County, OH, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (41,607 people), Laborers & Material Movers, Hand (22,379 people), and Other Business Operations Specialists (21,141 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, & Groundskeeping Workers (3.34 times higher than expected), First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other (2.17 times), and Postsecondary Teachers (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Franklin County, OH, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,253), Legal Occupations ($70,779), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,681).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

675k

2017 Value

± 14,422

2.06%

1 Year growth

± 2.98%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, OH grew at a rate of 2.06%, from 661k employees to 675k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (103,436 people), Retail Trade (73,814 people), and Educational Services (61,508 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Franklin 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 Franklin County, OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (103,436 people), Retail Trade (73,814 people), and Educational Services (61,508 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, OH has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.68 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.19 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Franklin County, OH, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($72,929), Utilities ($67,867), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,930).

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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 with $64.2B and Machinery and $45.1B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Ohio products.

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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

92.8% of the population of Franklin County, OH has health coverage, with 53.6% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 8.77% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.07% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, OH see 1001 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.806% increase from the previous year (993 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1175 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 444 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

1,001 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, OH see an average of 1,001 patients per year. This represents a 0.806% increase from the previous year (993 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

7.19%

Uninsured

53.6%

Employer Coverage

19.3%

Medicaid

8.77%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

1.07%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, OH grew by 1.17% from 7.11% to 7.19%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Franklin 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

Franklin County, OH is home to a population of 1.29M people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.77% of Franklin County, OH residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Franklin County, OH is composed of 817k White Alone residents (63.3%), 288k Black or African American Alone residents (22.3%), 70.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.49%), 68.7k Asian Alone residents (5.32%), 41.9k Two or More Races residents (3.24%), 3.05k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.236%), 1.93k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.15%), and 261 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0202%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Franklin County, OH are Spanish or Spanish Creole (45,019 speakers), African Languages (24,262 speakers), and Chinese (11,073 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Franklin County, OH was 34.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Franklin County, OH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Franklin County, OH residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

9.61%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 9.77% of Franklin County, OH residents 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 Franklin County, OH was 9.61%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    63,926 ± 6,190 people

  2. Mexico

    49,870 ± 5,471 people

  3. China

    31,441 ± 4,347 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Franklin County, OH was India, the natal country of 63,926 Franklin County, OH residents, followed by Mexico with 49,870 and China with 31,441.

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Citizenship

94.4%

2017 Citizenship

94.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.4% of Franklin County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, OH was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    817k ± 1.1k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    288k ± 5.21k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    70.9k ± 6.93k

In 2017, there were 2.84 times more White Alone residents (817k people) in Franklin County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 288k Black or African American Alone and 70.9k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    45,019 speakers (3.88%)

  2. African Languages

    24,262 speakers (2.09%)

  3. Chinese

    11,073 speakers (0.954%)

12.7% of Franklin County, OH citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Franklin County, OH was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 3.88% of the overall population of Franklin County, OH are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.09% speak African Languages and 0.954% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    21,459 ± 2,093

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    12,404 ± 2,092

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    10,986 ± 1,622

Franklin County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Franklin County, OH awarded 29,778 degrees. The student population of Franklin County, OH is skewed towards women, with 51,265 male students and 59,682 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin County, OH are White (20,367 and 73.3%), followed by Black or African American (3,417 and 12.3%), Asian (1,160 and 4.18%), and Unknown (1,102 and 3.97%).

The largest universities in Franklin County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ohio State University-Main Campus (15,203 and 51.1%), Columbus State Community College (5,744 and 19.3%), and Franklin University (1,677 and 5.63%).

The most popular majors in Franklin County, OH are Registered Nursing (1,782 and 5.98%), General Business Administration & Management (1,607 and 5.4%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (970 and 3.26%).

The median tuition costs in Franklin County, OH are $30,500 for private four year colleges, and $9,168 and $27,360 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 913 degrees awarded

  2. 658 degrees awarded

  3. 583 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Franklin County, OH was Registered Nursing with 913 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 15,203 degrees awarded

  2. 5,744 degrees awarded

  3. 1,677 degrees awarded

$9,168

Median In-State Public

$30,500

Median Private

In 2016, the Franklin County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ohio State University-Main Campus with 15,203 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

12,946

Degrees Awarded to Men

16,832

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 12,946 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin County, OH, which is 0.769 times less than the 16,832 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

    20,367 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3,417 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1,160 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Franklin County, OH were to White students. These 20,367 degrees mean that there were 5.96 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,417 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin County, OH was $172,600 in 2017, which is 0.793 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $162,300 to $172,600, a 6.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, OH is 53.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Franklin County, OH have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Franklin 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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$59,227

Median Household Income

± $1,546

509k

Number of Households

± 11,780

In 2017, the median household income of the 509k households in Franklin County, OH grew to $59,227 from the previous year's value of $56,055.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$172,600

2017 Median

± $2,989

$162,300

2016 Median

± $3,510

In 2017, the median property value in Franklin County, OH grew to to $172,600 from the previous year's value of $162,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Franklin 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 Franklin County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Franklin County, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Franklin County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

53.4%

2017 Homeownership

51.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.4% of the housing units in Franklin County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Franklin 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 Franklin County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Franklin County, OH have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, OH have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.14% of the workforce in Franklin County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    6.91%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.18%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Franklin County, OH was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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