Bluffton, OH

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Population

4,383

0.16% growth

Median Age

40.2


Median Household Income

$66,435

9.16% decline

Poverty Rate

6.59%


Number of Employees

2,275

0.932% growth

Median Property Value

$147,200

5.22% growth

About

In 2017, Bluffton, OH had a population of 4.38k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $66,435. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bluffton, OH grew from 4,376 to 4,383, a 0.16% increase and its median household income declined from $73,132 to $66,435, a -9.16% decrease.

The population of Bluffton, OH is 95.1% White Alone, 2.33% Black or African American Alone, and 1.12% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Bluffton, OH speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bluffton, OH are Bluffton University (303 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Bluffton, OH is $147,200, and the homeownership rate is 66.6%. Most people in Bluffton, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Bluffton, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Bluffton, OH employs 2.28k people. The largest industries in Bluffton, OH are Educational Services (469 people), Manufacturing (422 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (288 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($53,047), Manufacturing ($50,893), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,083).

Median household income in Bluffton, OH is $66,435. Males in Bluffton, 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 Bluffton, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,435

2017 value

± $5,202

-9.16%

1 Year Growth

± 14.6%

Households in Bluffton, OH have a median annual income of $66,435, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $73,132 in 2016, which represents a -9.16% 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.

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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 Bluffton, 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 101

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bluffton, OH was Census Tract 101 with a value of $66,545, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.59% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bluffton, OH (262 out of 3.98k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

    238 ± 108

  2. Black

    24 ± 60

  3. Native American

    0 ± 56

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bluffton, OH is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

2.28k

2017 Value

± 286

0.932%

1 Year growth

± 17.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bluffton, OH grew at a rate of 0.932%, from 2.25k employees to 2.28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bluffton, OH, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (257 people), Production Occupations (245 people), and Management Occupations (241 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bluffton, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bluffton, OH, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (257 people), Production Occupations (245 people), and Management Occupations (241 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bluffton, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.93 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.92 times), and Production Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bluffton, OH, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,868), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,958), and Education Information, & Library Occupations ($58,059).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.28k

2017 Value

± 286

0.932%

1 Year growth

± 17.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bluffton, OH grew at a rate of 0.932%, from 2.25k employees to 2.28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bluffton, OH, are Educational Services (469 people), Manufacturing (422 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (288 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bluffton, OH, though some of these residents may live in Bluffton, 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 Bluffton, OH, by number of employees, are Educational Services (469 people), Manufacturing (422 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (288 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bluffton, OH has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (4.08 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.22 times), and Manufacturing (1.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bluffton, OH, by median earnings, are Information ($53,047), Manufacturing ($50,893), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,083).

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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. $68.6B

  2. $67.9B

  3. $51B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $68.6B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($67.9B) and Machinery ($51B).

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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$675B

2020 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

41.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $675B. This is expected to increase 41.1% 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. $49.2B

  2. $37.6B

  3. $35.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $49.2B, followed by Indiana with $37.6B and Pennsylvania and $35.5B.

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 Bluffton, OH has health coverage, with 63.9% on employee plans, 4% on Medicaid, 17% on Medicare, 7.13% on non-group plans, and 0.753% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bluffton, OH see 1374 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.53% increase from the previous year (1266 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1673 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 614 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

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1,374 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Allen County, OH see an average of 1,374 patients per year. This represents a 8.53% increase from the previous year (1,266 patients).

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

7.23%

Uninsured

63.9%

Employer Coverage

4%

Medicaid

17%

Medicare

7.13%

Non-Group

0.753%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bluffton, OH grew by 19.8% from 6.03% to 7.23%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bluffton, 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

Bluffton, OH is home to a population of 4.38k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.6% of Bluffton, OH residents were born outside of the country (70 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bluffton, OH is composed of 4.17k White Alone residents (95.1%), 102 Black or African American Alone residents (2.33%), 49 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.12%), 37 Asian Alone residents (0.844%), 27 Two or More Races residents (0.616%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

60

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bluffton, OH was 40.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 60. But people in Bluffton, OH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bluffton, OH residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

70 people

1.83%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

80 people

As of 2017, 1.6% of Bluffton, OH residents (70 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 Bluffton, OH was 1.83%, 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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Bluffton, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bluffton, OH was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.17k ± 233

  2. Black or African American Alone

    102 ± 68

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    49 ± 51.6

In 2017, there were 40.9 times more White Alone residents (4.17k people) in Bluffton, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 102 Black or African American Alone and 49 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 Bluffton, OH as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    99 ± 59

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    58 ± 61

  3. Korea

    9 ± 18

Bluffton, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Bluffton, OH awarded 303 degrees. The student population of Bluffton, OH is skewed towards women, with 399 male students and 416 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bluffton, OH are White (271 and 91.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (8 and 2.7%), Asian (5 and 1.69%), and Black or African American (5 and 1.69%).

The largest universities in Bluffton, OH by number of degrees awarded are Bluffton University (303 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bluffton, OH are General Business Administration & Management (65 and 21.5%), Organizational Behavior Studies (42 and 13.9%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (19 and 6.27%).

The median tuition costs in Bluffton, OH are $31,222 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bluffton, OH was Early Childhood Education & Teaching with 19 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

303 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$31,222

Median Private

In 2017, the Bluffton, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bluffton University with 303 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

138

Degrees Awarded to Men

165

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 138 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bluffton, OH, which is 0.836 times less than the 165 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

    271 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    5 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bluffton, OH were to White students. These 271 degrees mean that there were 33.9 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 8 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bluffton, OH was $147,200 in 2017, which is 0.641 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $139,900 to $147,200, a 5.22% increase. The homeownership rate in Bluffton, OH is 66.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bluffton, OH have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bluffton, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$147,200

2017 Median

± $11,404

$139,900

2016 Median

± $8,636

In 2017, the median property value in Bluffton, OH grew to to $147,200 from the previous year's value of $139,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bluffton, 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 Bluffton, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$66,435

Median Household Income

± $5,202

1.72k

Number of Households

± 227

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.72k households in Bluffton, OH declined from $66,435 from the previous year's value of $73,132.

The following chart displays the households in Bluffton, 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bluffton, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bluffton, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.6%

2017 Homeownership

71.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.6% of the housing units in Bluffton, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bluffton, OH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bluffton, OH have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.96% of the workforce in Bluffton, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.8%

  2. Carpooled

    6.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bluffton, OH was Drove Alone (80.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.3%) and those who Worked At Home (5.35%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bluffton, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bluffton, OH have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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