Belmont County, OH

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Population

68,889

0.49% decline

Median Age

44.2


Median Household Income

$46,484

3.95% growth

Poverty Rate

14.1%


Number of Employees

29,211

1.77% decline

Median Property Value

$94,800

0.53% growth

About

In 2017, Belmont County, OH had a population of 68.9k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $46,484. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Belmont County, OH declined from 69,228 to 68,889, a -0.49% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,719 to $46,484, a 3.95% increase.

The population of Belmont County, OH is 93% White Alone, 4.14% Black or African American Alone, and 1.27% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Belmont County, OH speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Belmont County, OH are Belmont College (308 degrees awarded in 2016) and Ohio University-Eastern Campus (16 degrees).

The median property value in Belmont County, OH is $94,800, and the homeownership rate is 75.9%. Most people in Belmont County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Belmont County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Belmont County, OH employs 29.2k people. The largest industries in Belmont County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,428 people), Retail Trade (4,045 people), and Manufacturing (2,408 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,026), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,975), and Utilities ($70,151).

Median household income in Belmont County, OH is $46,484. Males in Belmont County, OH have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,809. The income inequality in Belmont County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,484

2017 value

± $1,587

3.95%

1 Year Growth

± 4.91%

Households in Belmont County, OH have a median annual income of $46,484, 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 $44,719 in 2016, which represents a 3.95% 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 Belmont County, OH is from Ohio.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.461

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0776% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Ohio across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 123

  2. Census Tract 124

  3. Census Tract 122

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Belmont County, OH was Census Tract 123 with a value of $56,250, followed by Census Tract 124 and Census Tract 122, with respective values of $55,921 and $55,469.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Belmont County, OH (9.15k out of 64.8k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    8,309 ± 568

  2. Black

    557 ± 200

  3. Hispanic

    203 ± 145

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Belmont County, OH is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

29.2k

2017 Value

± 1,042

-1.77%

1 Year decline

± 5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Belmont County, OH declined at a rate of -1.77%, from 29.7k employees to 29.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Belmont County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,787 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,840 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,763 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Belmont County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Belmont County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,787 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,840 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,763 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Belmont County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.95 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.71 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Belmont County, OH, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,432), Construction & Extraction Occupations ($61,848), and Legal Occupations ($61,563).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

29.2k

2017 Value

± 1,042

-1.77%

1 Year decline

± 5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Belmont County, OH declined at a rate of -1.77%, from 29.7k employees to 29.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Belmont County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,428 people), Retail Trade (4,045 people), and Manufacturing (2,408 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Belmont County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Belmont County, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Belmont County, OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,428 people), Retail Trade (4,045 people), and Manufacturing (2,408 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Belmont County, OH has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (12 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.3 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Belmont County, OH, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,026), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($73,975), and Utilities ($70,151).

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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

92.9% of the population of Belmont County, OH has health coverage, with 48.7% on employee plans, 16.7% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.16% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Belmont County, OH see 2231 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.76% increase from the previous year (2171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2641 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

2,231 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Belmont County, OH see an average of 2,231 patients per year. This represents a 2.76% increase from the previous year (2,171 patients).

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

7.12%

Uninsured

48.7%

Employer Coverage

16.7%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

1.16%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Belmont County, OH declined by 16.2% from 8.5% to 7.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Belmont County, OH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Ohio by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Belmont County, OH is home to a population of 68.9k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.973% of Belmont County, OH residents were born outside of the country (670 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Belmont County, OH is composed of 64k White Alone residents (93%), 2.85k Black or African American Alone residents (4.14%), 876 Two or More Races residents (1.27%), 610 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.885%), 273 Asian Alone residents (0.396%), 170 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.247%), 63 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0915%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Belmont County, OH was 44.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Belmont County, OH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Belmont County, OH residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.973%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

670 people

1.09%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

752 people

As of 2017, 0.973% of Belmont County, OH residents (670 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 Belmont County, OH was 1.09%, 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

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Belmont County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Belmont County, OH was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    64k ± 57

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.85k ± 143

  3. Two or More Races

    876 ± 169

In 2017, there were 22.5 times more White Alone residents (64k people) in Belmont County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.85k Black or African American Alone and 876 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,059 ± 192

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    696 ± 155

  3. Korea

    600 ± 117

Belmont County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Belmont County, OH awarded 324 degrees. The student population of Belmont County, OH is skewed towards women, with 694 male students and 1,155 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Belmont County, OH are White (304 and 93.8%), followed by Two or More Races (5 and 1.54%), Black or African American (4 and 1.23%), and Asian (3 and 0.926%).

The largest universities in Belmont County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Belmont College (308 and 95.1%) and Ohio University-Eastern Campus (16 and 4.94%).

The most popular majors in Belmont County, OH are Registered Nursing (72 and 22.2%), Welding Technology (23 and 7.1%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (22 and 6.79%).

The median tuition costs in Belmont County, 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. 72 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Belmont County, OH was Registered Nursing with 72 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 308 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

$4,872

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Belmont County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Belmont College with 308 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

120

Degrees Awarded to Men

204

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 120 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Belmont County, OH, which is 0.588 times less than the 204 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

    304 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    5 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    4 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Belmont County, OH were to White students. These 304 degrees mean that there were 60.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 5 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Belmont County, OH was $94,800 in 2017, which is 0.436 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $94,300 to $94,800, a 0.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Belmont County, OH is 75.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Belmont County, OH have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Belmont County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,484

Median Household Income

± $1,587

26.9k

Number of Households

± 905

In 2017, the median household income of the 26.9k households in Belmont County, OH grew to $46,484 from the previous year's value of $44,719.

The following chart displays the households in Belmont County, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$94,800

2017 Median

± $3,551

$94,300

2016 Median

± $3,100

In 2017, the median property value in Belmont County, OH grew to to $94,800 from the previous year's value of $94,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Belmont County, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Belmont County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.9%

2017 Homeownership

74%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.9% of the housing units in Belmont County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Belmont County, OH have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2% of the workforce in Belmont County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    88.3%

  2. Carpooled

    6.04%

  3. Walked

    2.28%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Belmont County, OH was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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