Ironton, OH

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Population

11,030

0.172% decline

Median Age

39.9


Median Household Income

$34,307

0.489% growth

Poverty Rate

20.7%


Number of Employees

4,008

3.88% decline

Median Property Value

$93,700

2.52% growth

About

In 2017, Ironton, OH had a population of 11k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $34,307. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ironton, OH declined from 11,049 to 11,030, a -0.172% decrease and its median household income grew from $34,140 to $34,307, a 0.489% increase.

The population of Ironton, OH is 89.8% White Alone, 4.98% Black or African American Alone, and 3.25% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Ironton, OH speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ironton, OH are Ohio University-Southern Campus (132 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Ironton, OH is $93,700, and the homeownership rate is 60.2%. Most people in Ironton, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Ironton, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ironton, OH employs 4.01k people. The largest industries in Ironton, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (822 people), Retail Trade (582 people), and Educational Services (460 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,327), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,929), and Transportation & Warehousing ($53,583).

Median household income in Ironton, OH is $34,307. Males in Ironton, 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 Ironton, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,307

2017 value

± $3,871

0.489%

1 Year Growth

± 17.3%

Households in Ironton, OH have a median annual income of $34,307, 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 $34,140 in 2016, which represents a 0.489% 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 Ironton, 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 508

  2. Census Tract 501

  3. Census Tract 504

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ironton, OH was Census Tract 508 with a value of $42,125, followed by Census Tract 501 and Census Tract 504, with respective values of $36,333 and $36,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ironton, OH (2.2k out of 10.6k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    1,971 ± 309

  2. Black

    112 ± 104

  3. Two Or More

    109 ± 113

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ironton, OH is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

4.01k

2017 Value

± 431

-3.88%

1 Year decline

± 15.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ironton, OH declined at a rate of -3.88%, from 4.17k employees to 4.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ironton, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (621 people), Sales & Related Occupations (490 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (443 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ironton, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ironton, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (621 people), Sales & Related Occupations (490 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (443 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ironton, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (1.96 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.89 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ironton, OH, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($68,456), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($57,768), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($56,071).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.01k

2017 Value

± 431

-3.88%

1 Year decline

± 15.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ironton, OH declined at a rate of -3.88%, from 4.17k employees to 4.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ironton, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (822 people), Retail Trade (582 people), and Educational Services (460 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ironton, OH, though some of these residents may live in Ironton, 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 Ironton, OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (822 people), Retail Trade (582 people), and Educational Services (460 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ironton, OH has an unusually high number of Information (1.54 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.48 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ironton, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($54,327), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,929), and Transportation & Warehousing ($53,583).

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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

91% of the population of Ironton, OH has health coverage, with 37.7% on employee plans, 27.7% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 9.3% on non-group plans, and 2.27% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ironton, OH see 1307 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.538% increase from the previous year (1300 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1656 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 561 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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1,307 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ohio see an average of 1,307 patients per year. This represents a 0.538% increase from the previous year (1,300 patients).

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

8.98%

Uninsured

37.7%

Employer Coverage

27.7%

Medicaid

14%

Medicare

9.3%

Non-Group

2.27%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ironton, OH declined by 27.8% from 12.4% to 8.98%.

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

Ironton, OH is home to a population of 11k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Ironton, OH residents were born outside of the country (98 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ironton, OH is composed of 9.9k White Alone residents (89.8%), 549 Black or African American Alone residents (4.98%), 359 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.25%), 203 Two or More Races residents (1.84%), 16 Asian Alone residents (0.145%), 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%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

70

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 20.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ironton, OH was 39.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 70. But people in Ironton, OH are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ironton, OH residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    98 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Ironton, OH residents (98 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ironton, OH was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Ironton, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ironton, OH was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.9k ± 296

  2. Black or African American Alone

    549 ± 124

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    359 ± 143

In 2017, there were 18 times more White Alone residents (9.9k people) in Ironton, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 549 Black or African American Alone and 359 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 Ironton, 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 Ironton, 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 Ironton, OH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Ironton, 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

    212 ± 92

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    98 ± 80

  3. Korea

    82 ± 51

Ironton, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ironton, OH awarded 132 degrees. The student population of Ironton, OH is skewed towards women, with 468 male students and 904 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ironton, OH are White (121 and 91.7%), followed by Two or More Races (4 and 3.03%), Hispanic or Latino (3 and 2.27%), and Unknown (2 and 1.52%).

The largest universities in Ironton, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ohio University-Southern Campus (132 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ironton, OH are Registered Nursing (37 and 28%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (21 and 15.9%), and Child Development (11 and 8.33%).

The median tuition costs in Ironton, OH are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,872 and $6,718 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 37 degrees awarded

  2. 21 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ironton, OH was Registered Nursing with 37 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

132 degrees awarded

$4,872

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Ironton, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ohio University-Southern Campus with 132 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

53

Degrees Awarded to Men

79

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 53 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ironton, OH, which is 0.671 times less than the 79 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

    121 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    4 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ironton, OH were to White students. These 121 degrees mean that there were 30.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ironton, OH was $93,700 in 2017, which is 0.431 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $91,400 to $93,700, a 2.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Ironton, OH is 60.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ironton, OH have an average commute time of 15.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ironton, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$34,307

Median Household Income

± $3,871

4.46k

Number of Households

± 409

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.46k households in Ironton, OH grew to $34,307 from the previous year's value of $34,140.

The following chart displays the households in Ironton, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$93,700

2017 Median

± $5,979

$91,400

2016 Median

± $6,302

In 2017, the median property value in Ironton, OH grew to to $93,700 from the previous year's value of $91,400.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

60.2%

2017 Homeownership

62.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.2% of the housing units in Ironton, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.6%.

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

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Commute Time

15.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ironton, OH have a shorter commute time (15.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.748% of the workforce in Ironton, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.26%

  3. Walked

    2.08%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ironton, OH was Drove Alone (84.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.26%) and those who Walked (2.08%).

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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