Delaware County, OH

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Population

193,024

2.13% growth

Median Age

38.4


Median Household Income

$100,229

6.36% growth

Poverty Rate

5.06%


Number of Employees

99,215

2.78% growth

Median Property Value

$279,800

4.56% growth

About

In 2017, Delaware County, OH had a population of 193k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $100,229. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Delaware County, OH grew from 188,996 to 193,024, a 2.13% increase and its median household income grew from $94,234 to $100,229, a 6.36% increase.

The population of Delaware County, OH is 86.4% White Alone, 5.51% Asian Alone, and 3.38% Black or African American Alone. 7.52% of the people in Delaware County, OH speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Delaware County, OH are Ohio Wesleyan University (536 degrees awarded in 2016), MyComputerCareer.com-Columbus (177 degrees), and Delaware Area Career Center (106 degrees).

The median property value in Delaware County, OH is $279,800, and the homeownership rate is 81.2%. Most people in Delaware County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Delaware County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Delaware County, OH employs 99.2k people. The largest industries in Delaware County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,281 people), Finance & Insurance (11,521 people), and Retail Trade (10,405 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($250,001), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($87,875), and Finance & Insurance ($87,669).

Median household income in Delaware County, OH is $100,229. Males in Delaware 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 Delaware County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$100,229

2017 value

± $2,514

6.36%

1 Year Growth

± 2.74%

Households in Delaware County, OH have a median annual income of $100,229, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $94,234 in 2016, which represents a 6.36% 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 Delaware 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 Delaware 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 Delaware 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 114.12

  2. Census Tract 114.23

  3. Census Tract 114.21

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Delaware County, OH was Census Tract 114.12 with a value of $144,000, followed by Census Tract 114.23 and Census Tract 114.21, with respective values of $140,625 and $136,583.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Delaware 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

5.06% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Delaware County, OH (9.63k out of 190k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 45 - 54.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    8,319 ± 636

  2. Hispanic

    709 ± 200

  3. Black

    664 ± 169

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

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

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

99.2k

2017 Value

± 2,011

2.78%

1 Year growth

± 2.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Delaware County, OH grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 96.5k employees to 99.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Delaware County, OH, are Management Occupations (16,700 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,773 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,683 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Delaware County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Delaware County, OH, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (16,700 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,773 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,683 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Delaware County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.89 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.73 times), and Management Occupations (1.65 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Delaware County, OH, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($96,821), Management Occupations ($96,309), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($90,011).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

99.2k

2017 Value

± 2,011

2.78%

1 Year growth

± 2.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Delaware County, OH grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 96.5k employees to 99.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Delaware County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,281 people), Finance & Insurance (11,521 people), and Retail Trade (10,405 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Delaware County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Delaware 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 Delaware County, OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,281 people), Finance & Insurance (11,521 people), and Retail Trade (10,405 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Delaware County, OH has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (2.48 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.44 times), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Delaware County, OH, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($250,001), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($87,875), and Finance & Insurance ($87,669).

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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.

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

96% of the population of Delaware County, OH has health coverage, with 70.9% on employee plans, 5.38% on Medicaid, 9.51% on Medicare, 9.52% on non-group plans, and 0.678% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, OH see 745 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (753 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1739 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 992 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

745 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, OH see an average of 745 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (753 patients).

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

4.04%

Uninsured

70.9%

Employer Coverage

5.38%

Medicaid

9.51%

Medicare

9.52%

Non-Group

0.678%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Delaware County, OH declined by 2.56% from 4.15% to 4.04%.

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

Delaware County, OH is home to a population of 193k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.78% of Delaware County, OH residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Delaware County, OH is composed of 167k White Alone residents (86.4%), 10.6k Asian Alone residents (5.51%), 6.53k Black or African American Alone residents (3.38%), 4.72k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.45%), 4k Two or More Races residents (2.07%), 209 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.108%), 138 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0715%), and 60 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0311%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Delaware County, OH are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,642 speakers), Other Asian Languages (1,564 speakers), and Chinese (1,562 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Delaware County, OH was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Delaware County, OH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Delaware County, OH residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.78%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.52%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.78% of Delaware 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 Delaware County, OH was 6.52%, 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 Delaware County, OH was India, the natal country of 56,561 Delaware County, OH residents, followed by Mexico with 44,953 and China with 32,750.

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Citizenship

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of Delaware County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Delaware County, OH was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    167k ± 92

  2. Asian Alone

    10.6k ± 344

  3. Black or African American Alone

    6.53k ± 238

In 2017, there were 15.7 times more White Alone residents (167k people) in Delaware County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.6k Asian Alone and 6.53k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,642 speakers (1.52%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    1,564 speakers (0.902%)

  3. Chinese

    1,562 speakers (0.9%)

7.52% of Delaware 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 Delaware County, OH was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.52% of the overall population of Delaware County, OH are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.902% speak Other Asian Languages and 0.9% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,129 ± 324

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,721 ± 300

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,414 ± 261

Delaware County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Delaware County, OH awarded 862 degrees. The student population of Delaware County, OH is skewed towards men, with 1,063 male students and 974 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Delaware County, OH are White (610 and 73.8%), followed by Black or African American (70 and 8.47%), Unknown (53 and 6.42%), and Hispanic or Latino (42 and 5.08%).

The largest universities in Delaware County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ohio Wesleyan University (536 and 62.2%), MyComputerCareer.com-Columbus (177 and 20.5%), and Delaware Area Career Center (106 and 12.3%).

The most popular majors in Delaware County, OH are Computer Systems Networking & Telecommunications (177 and 20.5%), General Psychology (51 and 5.92%), and Zoology (34 and 3.94%).

The median tuition costs in Delaware County, OH are $43,770 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 34 degrees awarded

  2. 33 degrees awarded

  3. 51 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Delaware County, OH was Zoology with 34 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 536 degrees awarded

  2. 177 degrees awarded

  3. 106 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$43,770

Median Private

In 2016, the Delaware County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ohio Wesleyan University with 536 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

458

Degrees Awarded to Men

404

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 458 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Delaware County, OH, which is 1.13 times more than the 404 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

    610 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    70 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    53 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Delaware County, OH were to White students. These 610 degrees mean that there were 8.71 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 70 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Delaware County, OH was $279,800 in 2017, which is 1.29 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $267,600 to $279,800, a 4.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Delaware County, OH is 81.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Delaware County, OH have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Delaware 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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$100,229

Median Household Income

± $2,514

67.7k

Number of Households

± 1,546

In 2017, the median household income of the 67.7k households in Delaware County, OH grew to $100,229 from the previous year's value of $94,234.

The following chart displays the households in Delaware 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 $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$279,800

2017 Median

± $3,958

$267,600

2016 Median

± $3,536

In 2017, the median property value in Delaware County, OH grew to to $279,800 from the previous year's value of $267,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Delaware 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 Delaware County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81.2%

2017 Homeownership

81.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.2% of the housing units in Delaware County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.2%.

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

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Delaware County, OH have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Delaware County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86%

  2. Worked At Home

    7.52%

  3. Carpooled

    4.58%

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

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