Lake County, OH

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Population

229,701

0.19% growth

Median Age

43.5


Median Household Income

$61,137

1.97% growth

Poverty Rate

8.32%


Number of Employees

117,678

0.153% growth

Median Property Value

$150,100

0.536% growth

About

In 2017, Lake County, OH had a population of 230k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $61,137. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lake County, OH grew from 229,266 to 229,701, a 0.19% increase and its median household income grew from $59,958 to $61,137, a 1.97% increase.

The population of Lake County, OH is 89.1% White Alone, 4.05% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.81% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Lake County, OH speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lake County, OH are Lakeland Community College (1,732 degrees awarded in 2016), Lake Erie College (307 degrees), and Auburn Career Center (257 degrees).

The median property value in Lake County, OH is $150,100, and the homeownership rate is 74.7%. Most people in Lake County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lake County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Lake County, OH employs 118k people. The largest industries in Lake County, OH are Manufacturing (23,062 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,972 people), and Retail Trade (12,601 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,714), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,850), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,583).

Median household income in Lake County, OH is $61,137. Males in Lake County, OH have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,809. The income inequality in Lake County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,137

2017 value

± $1,160

1.97%

1 Year Growth

± 2.74%

Households in Lake County, OH have a median annual income of $61,137, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,958 in 2016, which represents a 1.97% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,819

Average Male Salary

± $967

$45,809

Average Female Salary

± $722

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Ohio 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. Asian

    $61,297 ± $5,164

  2. White

    $47,402 ± $598

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,729 ± $34,565

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.29 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

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

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.461

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0776% 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 2051

  2. Census Tract 2027

  3. Census Tract 2064

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lake County, OH was Census Tract 2051 with a value of $105,025, followed by Census Tract 2027 and Census Tract 2064, with respective values of $103,638 and $96,683.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lake 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

8.32% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lake County, OH (18.8k out of 226k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    15,451 ± 890

  2. Black

    2,319 ± 337

  3. Hispanic

    1,634 ± 292

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lake 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

118k

2017 Value

± 2,158

0.153%

1 Year growth

± 2.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake County, OH grew at a rate of 0.153%, from 117k employees to 118k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lake County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,138 people), Management Occupations (11,875 people), and Production Occupations (11,522 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lake County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lake County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,138 people), Management Occupations (11,875 people), and Production Occupations (11,522 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.69 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.34 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lake County, OH, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,062), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,271), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,381).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

118k

2017 Value

± 2,158

0.153%

1 Year growth

± 2.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lake County, OH grew at a rate of 0.153%, from 117k employees to 118k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lake County, OH, are Manufacturing (23,062 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,972 people), and Retail Trade (12,601 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lake County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Lake 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 Lake County, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (23,062 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (17,972 people), and Retail Trade (12,601 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lake County, OH has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.13 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.94 times), and Utilities (1.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lake County, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,714), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,850), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,583).

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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 ($64.2B) and Machinery ($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

94.2% of the population of Lake County, OH has health coverage, with 58% on employee plans, 10.6% on Medicaid, 14.6% on Medicare, 9.95% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lake County, OH see 2142 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.971% decrease from the previous year (2163 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1465 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 676 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

2,142 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lake County, OH see an average of 2,142 patients per year. This represents a 0.971% decrease from the previous year (2,163 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lake 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

5.8%

Uninsured

58%

Employer Coverage

10.6%

Medicaid

14.6%

Medicare

9.95%

Non-Group

1.08%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lake County, OH declined by 13.1% from 6.67% to 5.8%.

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

Lake County, OH is home to a population of 230k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.32% of Lake County, OH residents were born outside of the country (12.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lake County, OH is composed of 205k White Alone residents (89.1%), 9.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.05%), 8.76k Black or African American Alone residents (3.81%), 3.73k Two or More Races residents (1.62%), 2.81k Asian Alone residents (1.22%), 233 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.101%), 212 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0923%), and 2 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.000871%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lake County, OH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lake County, OH was 43.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Lake County, OH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lake County, OH residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.32%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.2k people

5.42%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

12.4k people

As of 2017, 5.32% of Lake County, OH residents (12.2k people) 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 Lake County, OH was 5.42%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    56,561 ± 5,825 people

  2. Mexico

    44,953 ± 5,195 people

  3. China

    32,750 ± 4,437 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 56,561 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 44,953 and China with 32,750.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Lake County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lake County, OH was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    205k ± 144

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    9.3k ± 934

  3. Black or African American Alone

    8.76k ± 365

In 2017, there were 22 times more White Alone residents (205k people) in Lake County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.3k Hispanic or Latino and 8.76k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Lake County, OH citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Lake County, OH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lake County, OH are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,886 ± 417

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,731 ± 288

  3. Korea

    1,703 ± 204

Lake County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lake County, OH awarded 2,781 degrees. The student population of Lake County, OH is skewed towards women, with 4,166 male students and 5,858 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lake County, OH are White (2,195 and 79.5%), followed by Black or African American (352 and 12.7%), Unknown (76 and 2.75%), and Hispanic or Latino (51 and 1.85%).

The largest universities in Lake County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Lakeland Community College (1,732 and 62.3%), Lake Erie College (307 and 11%), and Auburn Career Center (257 and 9.24%).

The most popular majors in Lake County, OH are Liberal Arts & Sciences (570 and 20.5%), General Computer & Information Sciences (267 and 9.6%), and General Business Administration & Management (197 and 7.08%).

The median tuition costs in Lake County, OH are $19,484 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 149 degrees awarded

  2. 53 degrees awarded

  3. 570 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lake County, OH was Registered Nursing with 149 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,732 degrees awarded

  2. 307 degrees awarded

  3. 257 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$19,484

Median Private

In 2016, the Lake County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lakeland Community College with 1,732 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,277

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,504

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,277 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lake County, OH, which is 0.849 times less than the 1,504 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Lake County, OH by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,195 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    352 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    76 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lake County, OH were to White students. These 2,195 degrees mean that there were 6.24 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 352 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lake County, OH was $150,100 in 2017, which is 0.69 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $149,300 to $150,100, a 0.536% increase. The homeownership rate in Lake County, OH is 74.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lake County, OH have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lake 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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$61,137

Median Household Income

± $1,160

95.2k

Number of Households

± 1,922

In 2017, the median household income of the 95.2k households in Lake County, OH grew to $61,137 from the previous year's value of $59,958.

The following chart displays the households in Lake 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

$150,100

2017 Median

± $1,741

$149,300

2016 Median

± $1,944

In 2017, the median property value in Lake County, OH grew to to $150,100 from the previous year's value of $149,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lake 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 Lake County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.7%

2017 Homeownership

73.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.7% of the housing units in Lake County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lake 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 Lake County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lake County, OH have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lake County, OH have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.1% of the workforce in Lake County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.5%

  2. Carpooled

    6.56%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.34%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lake County, OH was Drove Alone (87.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.56%) and those who Worked At Home (3.34%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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