Belmont County, OH

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2022 Population
66,554
0.78% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.1
0.226% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14%
24.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,943
5.08% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$130,200
11.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
28,440
1.2% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Belmont County, OH had a population of 66.6k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $56,943. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Belmont County, OH declined from 67,077 to 66,554, a −0.78% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,191 to $56,943, a 5.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Belmont County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.38%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.606%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.401%).

None of the households in Belmont County, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.8% of the residents in Belmont County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Belmont County, OH are Belmont College (268 degrees awarded in 2022), Elite Academy of Hair Design (492005) (33 degrees), and Ohio University-Eastern Campus (10 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Belmont County, OH was $130,200, and the homeownership rate was 74.5%.

Most people in Belmont County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Belmont County, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Belmont County, OH is home to a population of 66.6k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.09% of Belmont County, OH residents were born outside of the country (727 people).

In 2022, there were 27.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61k people) in Belmont County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.25k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Belmont County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Belmont County, OH was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Belmont County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    61k ± 127
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.25k ± 278
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2k ± 250
1.17%
Hispanic Population
776 people

In 2022, there were 27.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61k people) in Belmont County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.25k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.17% of the people in Belmont County, OH are hispanic (776 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,962 ± 6,288 people
  2. Mexico
    43,233 ± 5,095 people
  3. China
    34,193 ± 4,533 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,962 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,233 and China with 34,193.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.09%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
727 people
1.27%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
850 people

As of 2022, 1.09% of Belmont County, OH residents (727 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Belmont County, OH was 1.27%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,625 ± 223
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    557 ± 147
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    459 ± 165

Belmont County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Belmont County, OH employs 28.4k people. The largest industries in Belmont County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,609 people), Retail Trade (4,458 people), and Manufacturing (2,391 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($82,252), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,143), and Utilities ($75,956).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,975. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

28.4k
2022 Value
± 1,135
−1.2%
1 Year decline
± 5.82%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Belmont County, OH declined at a rate of −1.2%, from 28.8k employees to 28.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Belmont County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,368 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,104 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,310 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Belmont County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

28.4k
2022 Value
± 1,135
−1.2%
1 Year decline
± 5.82%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Belmont County, OH declined at a rate of −1.2%, from 28.8k employees to 28.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Belmont County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,609 people), Retail Trade (4,458 people), and Manufacturing (2,391 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,483
Median earning men ± $2,491
$28,507
Median earning women ± $1,799

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($80,851), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,481), and Public Administration ($59,259).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($47,682), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($38,892), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 5.51M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Ohio.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 678
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 394
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 368
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Belmont County, OH went to Donald J. Trump with 71.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.861%).

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance 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.

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
J. D. Vance
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 15 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 Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Belmont County, OH awarded 311 degrees. The student population of Belmont County, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 675 male students and 1,247 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Belmont County, OH are White (292 and 93.9%), followed by Two or More Races (12 and 3.86%), Black or African American (3 and 0.965%), and Hispanic or Latino (3 and 0.965%).

The largest universities in Belmont County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Belmont College (268 and 86.2%), Elite Academy of Hair Design (492005) (33 and 10.6%), and Ohio University-Eastern Campus (10 and 3.22%).

The most popular majors in Belmont County, OH are Welding Technology (37 and 11.9%), General Cosmetology (33 and 10.6%), and Registered Nursing (22 and 7.07%).

The median tuition cost in Belmont County, OH for a public four year colleges is $6,004 for in-state students and $8,996 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,922 students enrolled in Belmont County, OH, 35.1% men and 64.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,680 records, of which 65.5% were women and 34.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 22 degrees awarded
  2. 18 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Belmont County, OH was Registered Nursing with 22 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 268 degrees awarded
  2. 33 degrees awarded
  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Belmont College with 268 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 123 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Belmont County, OH, which is 0.654 times less than the 188 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 292 degrees mean that there were 24.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 12 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($6,004) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,560) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.724% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.686% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.05M), Some college (1.98M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Belmont County, OH was $130,200 in 2022, which is 0.462 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $116,700 to $130,200, a 11.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Belmont County, OH is 74.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Belmont County, OH have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Belmont County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Belmont County, OH is $56,943. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Belmont County, OH was Census Tract 103 with a value of $73,375, followed by Census Tract 123 and Census Tract 107, with respective values of $71,536 and $69,000.

In 2022, 8.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Belmont County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.198%.

Property

$130,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,393
$19,357
Median Property Taxes
±$877

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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

74.5%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.5% of the housing units in Belmont County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 103
  2. Census Tract 123
  3. Census Tract 107

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Belmont County, OH was Census Tract 103 with a value of $73,375, followed by Census Tract 123 and Census Tract 107, with respective values of $71,536 and $69,000.

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

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Household Income

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$56,943
Median Household Income
± $2,417
26k
Number of Households
± 1,026

In 2022, the median household income of the 26k households in Belmont County, OH grew to $56,943 from the previous year's value of $54,191.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Belmont County, OH is from Ohio.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2022, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0361% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (86.7%)
  2. Carpooled (7.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.49%)

In 2022, 86.7% of workers in Belmont County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.3%) and those who worked at home (4.49%).

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Commute Time

26 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Belmont County, OH have a shorter commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.24% of the workforce in Belmont County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 8.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Belmont County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.198%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Belmont County, OH (8.8k out of 62.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Belmont County, OH is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.2% of the children was living in poverty in Belmont County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 137 in Belmont County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 66.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.5% of the population of Belmont County, OH has health coverage, with 47.3% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 8.87% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Belmont County, OH see 2792 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.747% decrease from the previous year (2813 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2274 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 452 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,792 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Belmont County, OH

Primary care physicians in Belmont County, OH see an average of 2,792 patients per year. This represents a 0.747% decrease from the previous year (2,813 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.9% under 18 years, 18.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 21% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.52%
Uninsured
47.3%
Employer Coverage
19.2%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
8.87%
Non-Group
1.39%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Belmont County, OH grew by 8.06% from 6.04% to 6.52%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 47.3 in Belmont County, OH.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.6% in Belmont County, OH.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.46% in Belmont County, OH.

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