Columbus, OH

Census Place

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Population
895,877
1.58% 1-year growth
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
Rob Portman
Republican Party
Median Age
32.3

Median Household Income
$52,971
2.44% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$159,400
5.28% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
N/A

About

In 2018, Columbus, OH had a population of 896k people with a median age of 32.3 and a median household income of $52,971. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Columbus, OH grew from 881,901 to 895,877, a 1.58% increase and its median household income grew from $51,708 to $52,971, a 2.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Columbus, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (29%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.18%), and White (Hispanic) (3.28%). NaNk% of the people in Columbus, OH speak a non-English language, and 92.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Columbus, OH are Ohio State University-Main Campus (15,731 degrees awarded in 2017), Columbus State Community College (5,977 degrees), and Franklin University (1,666 degrees).

The median property value in Columbus, OH is $159,400, and the homeownership rate is 45.1%. Most people in Columbus, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Columbus, OH is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Ohio (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Ohio across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Ohio went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 60.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Other (5.27%). The most partisan county was Mercer County, OH with 80.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman 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.

Columbus, OH is currently represented by 16 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Ohio
60.4% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Ohio
  1. 80.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 79.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 79% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Ohio was Mercer County, OH with 80.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Ohio colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Rob Portman
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman 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, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 16 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 Columbus, OH have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Columbus, OH is home to a population of 896k people, from which 92.4% are citizens. As of N/A, N/A% of Columbus, OH residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

In 2018, there were 1.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (486k people) in Columbus, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 260k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 54.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Columbus, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    486k ± 7.05k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    260k ± 7.69k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    54.9k ± 4.21k
6.02%
Hispanic Population
53.9k people

In 2018, there were 1.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (486k people) in Columbus, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 260k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 54.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.02% of the people in Columbus, OH are hispanic (53.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Columbus, OH as a share of the total population.

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Age by Nativity

32
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
35
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Columbus, OH was 32.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Columbus, OH are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Columbus, OH residents was 32.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    62,221 ± 6,108 people
  2. Mexico
    44,382 ± 5,162 people
  3. China
    35,261 ± 4,603 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 62,221 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 44,382 and China with 35,261.

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Citizenship

92.4%
2018 Citizenship
93.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 92.4% of Columbus, OH residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Columbus, OH was 93.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    11,467 ± 2,392
  2. Vietnam
    10,119 ± 1,396
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,358 ± 1,216

Columbus, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Columbus, OH is $52,971. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Columbus, OH was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,520. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Columbus, OH employs N/A people. The largest industries in Columbus, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (70,047 people), Retail Trade (60,639 people), and Educational Services (45,837 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,552), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,073), and Public Administration ($59,614).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,971
2018 value
± $1,513
2.44%
1 Year Growth
± 3.44%

Households in Columbus, OH have a median annual income of $52,971, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,708 in 2017, which represents a 2.44% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Ohio.
$65,155
Average Male Salary in Ohio
± $1,041
$48,520
Average Female Salary in Ohio
± $780

In 2018, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.34 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 in Ohio
  1. Asian
    $61,444 ± $4,429
  2. White
    $51,160 ± $663
  3. Two or More Races
    $36,079 ± $3,030

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Ohio.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Columbus, OH is from Ohio.
0.46
2018 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.457
2017 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2018, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.704% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. 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. N/A
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Columbus, OH was N/A with a value of N/A, 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

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Columbus, OH (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Columbus, OH is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

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N/A Value
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From N/A to N/A, employment in Columbus, OH stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Columbus, OH, are N/A. This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Columbus, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Columbus, OH, by number of employees, are N/A.

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Columbus, OH, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($73,400), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,878), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($62,090).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

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N/A Value
± N/A

From N/A to N/A, employment in Columbus, OH stayed at a rate of NaNk%, from N/A employees to N/A employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Columbus, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (70,047 people), Retail Trade (60,639 people), and Educational Services (45,837 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Columbus, OH, though some of these residents may live in Columbus, 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 Columbus, OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (70,047 people), Retail Trade (60,639 people), and Educational Services (45,837 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Columbus, OH has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.63 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.39 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Columbus, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($66,552), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,073), and Public Administration ($59,614).

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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 in Ohio
$952B
Projected 2045 Value in Ohio
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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Education

In 2017, universities in Columbus, OH awarded 26,425 degrees. The student population of Columbus, OH is skewed towards women, with 47,482 male students and 52,151 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Columbus, OH are White (17,824 and 73.7%), followed by Black or African American (2,449 and 10.1%), Asian (1,168 and 4.83%), and Unknown (983 and 4.07%).

The largest universities in Columbus, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ohio State University-Main Campus (15,731 and 59.5%), Columbus State Community College (5,977 and 22.6%), and Franklin University (1,666 and 6.3%).

The most popular majors in Columbus, OH are General Business Administration & Management (1,589 and 6.01%), Registered Nursing (1,274 and 4.82%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,015 and 3.84%).

The median tuition costs in Columbus, OH are $21,298 for private four year colleges, and $9,718 and $28,822 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 803 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 572 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 561 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Columbus, OH was Registered Nursing with 803 degree-majorss awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 15,731 degrees awarded
  2. 5,977 degrees awarded
  3. 1,666 degrees awarded
$9,718
Median In-State Public
$21,298
Median Private

In 2017, the Columbus, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ohio State University-Main Campus with 15,731 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

12,146
Degrees Awarded to Men
14,279
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 12,146 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Columbus, OH, which is 0.851 times less than the 14,279 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    17,824 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    2,449 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    1,168 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Columbus, OH were to White students. These 17,824 degrees mean that there were 7.28 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,449 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Columbus, OH was $159,400 in 2018, which is 0.694 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $151,400 to $159,400, a 5.28% increase. The homeownership rate in Columbus, OH is 45.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Columbus, OH have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Columbus, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$159,400
2018 Median
± $4,075
$151,400
2017 Median
± $3,258

In 2018, the median property value in Columbus, OH grew to to $159,400 from the previous year's value of $151,400.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,971
Median Household Income
± $1,513
366k
Number of Households
± 10,547

In 2018, the median household income of the 366k households in Columbus, OH grew to $52,971 from the previous year's value of $51,708.

The following chart displays the households in Columbus, 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

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

45.1%
2018 Homeownership
44.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 45.1% of the housing units in Columbus, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 44.7%.

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

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Columbus, OH have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.95% of the workforce in Columbus, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    78.3%
  2. Carpooled
    9.59%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.48%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Columbus, OH was Drove Alone (78.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.59%) and those who Worked At Home (4.48%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Columbus, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Columbus, OH have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

N/A% of the population of Columbus, OH has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Ohio 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

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1,001 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Franklin County, OH

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 its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,712
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Ohio
$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

N/A%
Uninsured
N/A%
Employer Coverage
N/A%
Medicaid
N/A%
Medicare
N/A%
Non-Group
N/A%
Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Columbus, OH N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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