Darke County, OH

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2020 Population
51,387
0.245% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
Rob Portman
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.8
0.239% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
11%
4.22% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$54,799
1.48% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$124,700
1.14% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
24,797
0.665% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Darke County, OH had a population of 51.4k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $54,799. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Darke County, OH declined from 51,513 to 51,387, a −0.245% decrease and its median household income declined from $55,620 to $54,799, a −1.48% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Darke County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.9%), White (Hispanic) (1.29%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.15%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.726%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.356%).

None of the households in Darke 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.

99.4% of the residents in Darke County, OH are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Darke County, OH was $124,700, and the homeownership rate was 70.8%. Most people in Darke County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Darke County, OH was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Darke County, OH is home to a population of 51.4k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.911% of Darke County, OH residents were born outside of the country (468 people).

In 2020, there were 74.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.3k people) in Darke County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 664 White (Hispanic) and 589 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Darke County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    49.3k ± 8
  2. White (Hispanic)
    664 ± 106
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    589 ± 138
1.59%
Hispanic Population
818 people

In 2020, there were 74.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.3k people) in Darke County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 664 White (Hispanic) and 589 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.59% of the people in Darke County, OH are hispanic (818 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.911%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
468 people
0.928%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
478 people

As of 2020, 0.911% of Darke County, OH residents (468 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Darke County, OH was 0.928%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 5.8

In 2020, the median age of all people in Darke County, OH was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Darke County, OH are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Darke County, OH residents was 42.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,307 ± 6,257 people
  2. Mexico
    43,106 ± 5,088 people
  3. China
    34,944 ± 4,583 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,307 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,106 and China with 34,944.

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Citizenship

99.4%
2020 Citizenship
99.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.4% of Darke County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Darke County, OH was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    981 ± 161
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    573 ± 134
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    322 ± 115

Darke County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Ohio, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Ohio (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Ohio across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Darke County, OH is $54,799. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Darke County, OH was Census Tract 5001 with a value of $78,839, followed by Census Tract 5301 and Census Tract 5501, with respective values of $71,319 and $66,776.

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,988. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Darke County, OH employs 24.8k people. The largest industries in Darke County, OH are Manufacturing (6,876 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,526 people), and Retail Trade (2,504 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,857), Utilities ($67,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,209).

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,799
2020 value
± $3,077
−1.48%
1 Year Growth
± 6.98%

Households in Darke County, OH have a median annual income of $54,799, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,620 in 2019, which represents a −1.48% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$66,859
Average Male Salary in Ohio
± $1,043
$49,988
Average Female Salary in Ohio
± $782

In 2020, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Ohio by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Ohio
  1. Asian
    $66,781 ± $5,146
  2. White
    $52,037 ± $655
  3. Two or More Races
    $44,595 ± $3,825

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Ohio.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Darke County, OH is from Ohio.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2020, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.751% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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 5001
  2. Census Tract 5301
  3. Census Tract 5501

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Darke County, OH was Census Tract 5001 with a value of $78,839, followed by Census Tract 5301 and Census Tract 5501, with respective values of $71,319 and $66,776.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Darke County, OH (5.54k out of 50.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    5,283 ± 463
  2. Hispanic
    186 ± 140
  3. Two Or More
    144 ± 104

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

24.8k
2020 Value
± 954
−0.665%
1 Year decline
± 5.22%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Darke County, OH declined at a rate of −0.665%, from 25k employees to 24.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Darke County, OH, are Production Occupations (3,994 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,871 people), and Management Occupations (2,387 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Darke County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Darke County, OH, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,994 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,871 people), and Management Occupations (2,387 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Darke County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.89 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Darke County, OH, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($64,391), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,807), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($60,644).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.8k
2020 Value
± 954
−0.665%
1 Year decline
± 5.22%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Darke County, OH declined at a rate of −0.665%, from 25k employees to 24.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Darke County, OH, are Manufacturing (6,876 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,526 people), and Retail Trade (2,504 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Darke County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Darke 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 Darke County, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (6,876 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,526 people), and Retail Trade (2,504 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Darke County, OH has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.77 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.51 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Darke County, OH, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($87,857), Utilities ($67,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,209).

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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. $57.8B
  2. $53.5B
  3. $52.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Machinery with $57.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($53.5B) and Mixed freight ($52.6B).

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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$685B
2020 Value in Ohio
$1.25T
Projected 2050 Value in Ohio
81.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $685B. This is expected to increase 81.7% to $1.25T by 2050.

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. $46.1B
  2. $39.9B
  3. $32.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $46.1B, followed by Indiana with $39.9B and Pennsylvania and $32.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Ohio shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Darke County, OH went to Donald J. Trump with 81.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.22%). The most partisan county was Holmes County, OH with 83.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman 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 16 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Darke County, OH
81.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Ohio
  1. 83.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 82.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Ohio was Holmes County, OH with 83.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Ohio colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Rob Portman
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are the senators currently representing Ohio.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in Ohio over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 16 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Darke County, OH was $124,700 in 2020, which is 0.543 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $123,300 to $124,700, a 1.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Darke County, OH is 70.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Darke County, OH have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Darke County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$124,700
2020 Median
± $5,398
$123,300
2019 Median
± $3,504

In 2020, the median property value in Darke County, OH grew to to $124,700 from the previous year's value of $123,300.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,799
Median Household Income
± $3,077
21.2k
Number of Households
± 940

In 2020, the median household income of the 21.2k households in Darke County, OH declined from $54,799 from the previous year's value of $55,620.

The following chart displays the households in Darke 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.8%
2020 Homeownership
72.8%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 70.8% of the housing units in Darke County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Darke County, OH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Darke County, OH have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% of the workforce in Darke County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.03%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.96%)

In 2020, 83.4% of workers in Darke County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.03%) and those who worked at home (3.96%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

94% of the population of Darke County, OH has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.68% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Darke County, OH see 2053 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.54% increase from the previous year (1909 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2434 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1381 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Lawrence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.1%). Additionally, Jackson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,053 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Darke County, OH

Primary care physicians in Darke County, OH see an average of 2,053 patients per year. This represents a 7.54% increase from the previous year (1,909 patients).

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

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,712
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Ohio
$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

6.03%
Uninsured
49.1%
Employer Coverage
14.2%
Medicaid
16.4%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.68%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Darke County, OH grew by 6.67% from 5.65% to 6.03%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Darke 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. 19.1% prevalence
  2. 18.9% prevalence
  3. 18.7% prevalence

Lawrence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 19.1%.

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

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