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Highland County, OH&

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-0.22% decline
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3.65% growth
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4.65% growth


The economy of Highland County, OH employs 16,962 people. The economy of Highland County, OH is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 2.78; 1.91; and 1.84 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Highland County, OH are Manufacturing (3,249), Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,190), and Retail trade (1,959), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($51,250), Educational Services ($40,588), and Utilities ($39,300).

Median household income in Highland County, OH is $39,858. Males in Highland County, OH have an average income that is 1.15 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,816. The income inequality of Highland County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Highland County, OH. In Highland County, OH the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 35 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,902. Mahoning County, OH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Ohio.


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Highland County, OH is home to a population of 43,170 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Highland County, OH is composed of 41,360 White residents (95.8%), 742 Two+ residents (1.72%), 523 Black residents (1.21%), 352 Hispanic residents (0.82%), and 151 Asian residents (0.35%). The most common foreign languages in Highland County, OH are Spanish (223 speakers), Other West Germanic (199 speakers), and German (180 speakers), but compared to other places, Highland County, OH has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (199 speakers), German (180 speakers), and Scandinavian (11 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Highland County, OH awarded 409 degrees. The student population of Highland County, OH is skewed towards females, with 112 male students and 297 female students. Most students in Highland County, OH are White (377 and 92.2%), followed by Unknown (11 and 2.69%), Black or African American (8 and 1.96%), and American Indian (5 and 1.22%). The largest universities in Highland County, OH by number of graduates are Southern State Community College (409 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Highland County, OH are Liberal Arts & Sciences (112 and 27.4%), Registered Nursing (58 and 14.2%), and Substance Abuse Counseling (26 and 6.36%). The median tuition costs in Highland County, OH are N/A 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Highland County, OH is $103,500, which is 0.53 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $98,900 to $103,500, a 4.65% increase. The homeownership rate of Highland County, OH is 70.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Highland County, OH have an average commute time of 29.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Highland County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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