Oberlin, OH

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Population

8,317

0.431% decline

Poverty Rate

23.5%


Median Age

23.8


Median Household Income

$51,117

0.558% decline

Number of Employees

3,593

2.28% decline

Median Property Value

$150,200

3.59% growth

About

In 2017, Oberlin, OH had a population of 8.32k people with a median age of 23.8 and a median household income of $51,117. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Oberlin, OH declined from 8,353 to 8,317, a -0.431% decrease and its median household income declined from $51,404 to $51,117, a -0.558% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Oberlin, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.7%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (6.96%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.88%), and White (Hispanic) (3.01%). N/A% of the people in Oberlin, OH speak a non-English language, and 94.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Oberlin, OH are Oberlin College (910 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Oberlin, OH is $150,200, and the homeownership rate is 55.6%. Most people in Oberlin, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Oberlin, OH is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Oberlin, OH employs 3.59k people. The largest industries in Oberlin, OH are Educational Services (1,619 people), Accommodation & Food Services (371 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (299 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($70,950), Wholesale Trade ($41,016), and Finance & Insurance ($40,179).

Median household income in Oberlin, OH is $51,117. Males in Oberlin, 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 Oberlin, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,117

2017 value

± $3,853

-0.558%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Oberlin, OH have a median annual income of $51,117, 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 $51,404 in 2016, which represents a -0.558% 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.

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 Oberlin, 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 602

  2. Census Tract 601

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Oberlin, OH was Census Tract 602 with a value of $63,454, followed by Census Tract 601 and N/A, with respective values of $40,982 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Oberlin, OH (1.39k out of 5.91k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

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

    852 ± 214

  2. Two Or More

    254 ± 156

  3. Black

    161 ± 92

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

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

3.59k

2017 Value

± 347

-2.28%

1 Year decline

± 14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oberlin, OH declined at a rate of -2.28%, from 3.68k employees to 3.59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Oberlin, OH, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (767 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (606 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (474 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Oberlin, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Oberlin, OH, by number of employees, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (767 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (606 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (474 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Oberlin, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3.53 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.26 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Oberlin, OH, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($152,344), Community & Social Service Occupations ($70,150), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,136).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.59k

2017 Value

± 347

-2.28%

1 Year decline

± 14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Oberlin, OH declined at a rate of -2.28%, from 3.68k employees to 3.59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Oberlin, OH, are Educational Services (1,619 people), Accommodation & Food Services (371 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (299 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Oberlin, OH, though some of these residents may live in Oberlin, 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 Oberlin, OH, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,619 people), Accommodation & Food Services (371 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (299 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Oberlin, OH has an unusually high number of Educational Services (4.86 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.71 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Oberlin, OH, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($70,950), Wholesale Trade ($41,016), and Finance & Insurance ($40,179).

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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

94.7% of the population of Oberlin, OH has health coverage, with 52.8% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 18.7% on non-group plans, and 0.794% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Oberlin, OH see 1744 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.2% increase from the previous year (1690 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2142 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 772 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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1,744 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lorain County, OH see an average of 1,744 patients per year. This represents a 3.2% increase from the previous year (1,690 patients).

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

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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

5.32%

Uninsured

52.8%

Employer Coverage

11.4%

Medicaid

11%

Medicare

18.7%

Non-Group

0.794%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Oberlin, OH grew by 1.98% from 5.22% to 5.32%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Oberlin, 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%.

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Diversity

Oberlin, OH is home to a population of 8.32k people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.32% of Oberlin, OH residents were born outside of the country (692 people).

In 2017, there were 4.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.5k people) in Oberlin, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.22k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 579 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

25

Median Native-Born Age

± 5.7

22

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Oberlin, OH was 23.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 22. But people in Oberlin, OH are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Oberlin, OH residents was 25.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.32%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

692 people

7.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

650 people

As of 2017, 8.32% of Oberlin, OH residents (692 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 Oberlin, OH was 7.78%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

94.7%

2017 Citizenship

95.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.7% of Oberlin, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Oberlin, OH was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Oberlin, OH

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    5.5k ± 323

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    1.22k ± 199

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    579 ± 214

In 2017, there were 4.51 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.5k people) in Oberlin, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.22k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 579 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    92 ± 54

  2. Korea

    74 ± 39

  3. World War II

    56 ± 34

Oberlin, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Oberlin, OH awarded 910 degrees. The student population of Oberlin, OH is skewed towards women, with 1,219 male students and 1,634 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Oberlin, OH are White (627 and 72.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (77 and 8.9%), Asian (62 and 7.17%), and Two or More Races (53 and 6.13%).

The largest universities in Oberlin, OH by number of degrees awarded are Oberlin College (910 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Oberlin, OH are General Music Performance (95 and 10.4%), General Biological Sciences (59 and 6.48%), and General Political Science & Government (55 and 6.04%).

The median tuition costs in Oberlin, OH are $52,762 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. 55 degrees awarded

  2. 86 degrees awarded

  3. 59 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Oberlin, OH was General Political Science & Government with 55 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

910 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$52,762

Median Private

In 2017, the Oberlin, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Oberlin College with 910 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

407

Degrees Awarded to Men

503

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 407 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Oberlin, OH, which is 0.809 times less than the 503 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

    627 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    77 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    62 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Oberlin, OH were to White students. These 627 degrees mean that there were 8.14 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 77 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Oberlin, OH was $150,200 in 2017, which is 0.654 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $145,000 to $150,200, a 3.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Oberlin, OH is 55.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Oberlin, OH have an average commute time of 13.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Oberlin, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$150,200

2017 Median

± $15,006

$145,000

2016 Median

± $11,695

In 2017, the median property value in Oberlin, OH grew to to $150,200 from the previous year's value of $145,000.

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

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Household Income

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$51,117

Median Household Income

± $3,853

2.61k

Number of Households

± 289

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.61k households in Oberlin, OH declined from $51,117 from the previous year's value of $51,404.

The following chart displays the households in Oberlin, 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

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Oberlin, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Oberlin, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

55.6%

2017 Homeownership

54.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55.6% of the housing units in Oberlin, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.9%.

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

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Commute Time

13.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Oberlin, OH have a shorter commute time (13.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.309% of the workforce in Oberlin, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    46%

  2. Walked

    39.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.84%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Oberlin, OH was Drove Alone (46%), followed by those who Walked (39.7%) and those who Worked At Home (5.84%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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