Clark County, OH

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Population

135,520

0.481% decline

Median Age

41.2


Median Household Income

$46,275

4.8% growth

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Number of Employees

60,438

0.994% growth

Median Property Value

$107,300

3.97% growth

About

In 2017, Clark County, OH had a population of 136k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $46,275. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clark County, OH declined from 136,175 to 135,520, a -0.481% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,154 to $46,275, a 4.8% increase.

The population of Clark County, OH is 84.4% White Alone, 8.11% Black or African American Alone, and 3.36% Two or More Races. 4.09% of the people in Clark County, OH speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clark County, OH are Clark State Community College (1,248 degrees awarded in 2016) and Wittenberg University (447 degrees).

The median property value in Clark County, OH is $107,300, and the homeownership rate is 65.6%. Most people in Clark County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Clark County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Clark County, OH employs 60.4k people. The largest industries in Clark County, OH are Manufacturing (11,126 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,975 people), and Retail Trade (7,014 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($53,607), Utilities ($52,083), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,583).

Median household income in Clark County, OH is $46,275. Males in Clark 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 Clark County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,275

2017 value

± $1,248

4.8%

1 Year Growth

± 3.56%

Households in Clark County, OH have a median annual income of $46,275, 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 $44,154 in 2016, which represents a 4.8% 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 Clark County, OH 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 Clark County, OH 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 Clark 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 26.05

  2. Census Tract 28

  3. Census Tract 30.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clark County, OH was Census Tract 26.05 with a value of $77,132, followed by Census Tract 28 and Census Tract 30.01, with respective values of $72,137 and $72,120.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clark County, OH (22k out of 132k 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 Males 6 - 11.

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

    16,963 ± 748

  2. Black

    3,122 ± 343

  3. Two Or More

    1,454 ± 258

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clark County, 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

60.4k

2017 Value

± 1,446

0.994%

1 Year growth

± 3.33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clark County, OH grew at a rate of 0.994%, from 59.8k employees to 60.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clark County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,294 people), Production Occupations (7,758 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,734 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clark County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clark County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,294 people), Production Occupations (7,758 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (5,734 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clark County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.21 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.46 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clark County, OH, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($65,984), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,485), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,754).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

60.4k

2017 Value

± 1,446

0.994%

1 Year growth

± 3.33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clark County, OH grew at a rate of 0.994%, from 59.8k employees to 60.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clark County, OH, are Manufacturing (11,126 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,975 people), and Retail Trade (7,014 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clark County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Clark 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 Clark County, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (11,126 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,975 people), and Retail Trade (7,014 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Clark County, OH has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.82 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.36 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clark County, OH, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($53,607), Utilities ($52,083), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,583).

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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 with $64.2B and Machinery and $45.1B.

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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

92.7% of the population of Clark County, OH has health coverage, with 44.4% on employee plans, 21.8% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.97% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Clark County, OH see 2229 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.37% increase from the previous year (2038 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2042 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 930 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

2229 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Clark County, OH see an average of 2229 patients per year. This represents a 9.37% increase from the previous year (2038 patients).

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

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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

7.28%

Uninsured

44.4%

Employer Coverage

21.8%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

1.97%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clark County, OH declined by 14.7% from 8.54% to 7.28%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clark 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

Clark County, OH is home to a population of 136k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.05% of Clark County, OH residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Clark County, OH is composed of 114k White Alone residents (84.4%), 11k Black or African American Alone residents (8.11%), 4.56k Two or More Races residents (3.36%), 4.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.17%), 858 Asian Alone residents (0.633%), 199 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.147%), 107 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.079%), and 98 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0723%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clark County, OH are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,270 speakers), German (477 speakers), and French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (249 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clark County, OH was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Clark County, OH are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Clark County, OH residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.05%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.97%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.05% of Clark County, OH residents 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 Clark County, OH was 1.97%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Clark County, OH was India, the natal country of 56,561 Clark County, OH residents, followed by Mexico with 44,953 and China with 32,750.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Clark County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clark County, OH was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    114k ± 90

  2. Black or African American Alone

    11k ± 489

  3. Two or More Races

    4.56k ± 525

In 2017, there were 10.4 times more White Alone residents (114k people) in Clark County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11k Black or African American Alone and 4.56k 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 Clark County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,270 speakers (2.54%)

  2. German

    477 speakers (0.371%)

  3. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    249 speakers (0.193%)

4.09% of Clark County, OH citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Clark County, OH was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.54% of the overall population of Clark County, OH are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.371% speak German and 0.193% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,599 ± 267

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,703 ± 240

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,559 ± 259

Clark County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Clark County, OH awarded 1,695 degrees. The student population of Clark County, OH is skewed towards women, with 2,932 male students and 4,971 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clark County, OH are White (1,403 and 83.2%), followed by Black or African American (152 and 9.02%), Unknown (66 and 3.91%), and Two or More Races (22 and 1.3%).

The largest universities in Clark County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Clark State Community College (1,248 and 73.6%) and Wittenberg University (447 and 26.4%).

The most popular majors in Clark County, OH are Other Health Preparatory Programs (293 and 17.3%), Fire Science & Fire-Fighting (179 and 10.6%), and Registered Nursing (114 and 6.73%).

The median tuition costs in Clark County, OH are $37,230 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Clark County, OH was Fire Science & Fire-Fighting with 179 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Clark County, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,248 degrees awarded

  2. 447 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$37,230

Median Private

In 2016, the Clark County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clark State Community College with 1,248 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

634

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,061

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 634 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clark County, OH, which is 0.598 times less than the 1,061 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

    1,403 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    152 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    66 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clark County, OH were to White students. These 1,403 degrees mean that there were 9.23 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 152 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clark County, OH was $107,300 in 2017, which is 0.493 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $103,200 to $107,300, a 3.97% increase. The homeownership rate in Clark County, OH is 65.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clark County, OH have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clark 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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$46,275

Median Household Income

± $1,248

54.8k

Number of Households

± 1,248

In 2017, the median household income of the 54.8k households in Clark County, OH grew to $46,275 from the previous year's value of $44,154.

The following chart displays the households in Clark 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

$107,300

2017 Median

± $2,133

$103,200

2016 Median

± $2,292

In 2017, the median property value in Clark County, OH grew to to $107,300 from the previous year's value of $103,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clark 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 Clark County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Clark County, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clark County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.6%

2017 Homeownership

65.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.6% of the housing units in Clark County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clark 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 Clark County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clark County, OH have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clark County, OH have a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.4% of the workforce in Clark County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.72%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.5%

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

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