Highland County, OH

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2022 Population
43,285
0.285% 1-year growth
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.8
0.493% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.8%
11.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$60,522
15.6% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$146,300
15.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
19,045
1.33% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Highland County, OH had a population of 43.3k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $60,522. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Highland County, OH grew from 43,162 to 43,285, a 0.285% increase and its median household income grew from $52,376 to $60,522, a 15.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Highland County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.07%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.64%), White (Hispanic) (0.566%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.455%).

None of the households in Highland 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.

99.7% of the residents in Highland County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Highland County, OH are Southern State Community College (316 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Highland County, OH was $146,300, and the homeownership rate was 72.8%.

Most people in Highland County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Highland County, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Highland County, OH is home to a population of 43.3k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.677% of Highland County, OH residents were born outside of the country (293 people).

In 2022, there were 45.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41k people) in Highland County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 894 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 710 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Highland County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Highland County, OH was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Highland County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    41k ± 50
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    894 ± 215
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    710 ± 185
1.36%
Hispanic Population
589 people

In 2022, there were 45.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (41k people) in Highland County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 894 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 710 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.36% of the people in Highland County, OH are hispanic (589 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Highland 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

0.677%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
293 people
0.836%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
361 people

As of 2022, 0.677% of Highland County, OH residents (293 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 Highland County, OH was 0.836%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    901 ± 177
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    529 ± 237
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    319 ± 106

Highland County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Highland County, OH employs 19k people. The largest industries in Highland County, OH are Manufacturing (3,774 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,412 people), and Retail Trade (2,168 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,167), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,188), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($56,250).

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

19k
2022 Value
± 1,016
1.33%
1 Year growth
± 7.47%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Highland County, OH grew at a rate of 1.33%, from 18.8k employees to 19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Highland County, OH, are Production Occupations (2,665 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,028 people), and Management Occupations (1,628 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Highland County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19k
2022 Value
± 1,016
1.33%
1 Year growth
± 7.47%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Highland County, OH grew at a rate of 1.33%, from 18.8k employees to 19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Highland County, OH, are Manufacturing (3,774 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,412 people), and Retail Trade (2,168 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Highland County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Highland 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

$44,773
Median earning men ± $2,208
$33,906
Median earning women ± $1,718

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,500), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,508), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($65,583).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($56,786), Public Administration ($51,530), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,061).

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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. 280
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 195
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 164
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Highland County, OH went to Donald J. Trump with 79.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.742%).

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 Highland County, OH awarded 316 degrees. The student population of Highland County, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 633 male students and 1,314 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Highland County, OH are White (289 and 91.5%), followed by Unknown (9 and 2.85%), Hispanic or Latino (6 and 1.9%), and Two or More Races (6 and 1.9%).

The largest universities in Highland County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Southern State Community College (316 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Highland County, OH are Liberal Arts & Sciences (115 and 36.4%), Real Estate (66 and 20.9%), and Registered Nursing (43 and 13.6%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,947 students enrolled in Highland County, OH, 32.5% men and 67.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,763 records, of which 68.3% were women and 31.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 115 degrees awarded
  2. 43 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Highland County, OH was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 115 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
316 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Southern State Community College with 316 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 104 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Highland County, OH, which is 0.491 times less than the 212 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 289 degrees mean that there were 32.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 9 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,132) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($480) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,050) 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 Highland County, OH was $146,300 in 2022, which is 0.519 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $126,200 to $146,300, a 15.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Highland County, OH is 72.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Highland County, OH have an average commute time of 28.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Highland County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Highland County, OH is $60,522. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Highland County, OH was Census Tract 9546 with a value of $84,313, followed by Census Tract 9544 and Census Tract 9552, with respective values of $73,608 and $62,468.

In 2022, 14.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Highland County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.14%.

Property

$146,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,761
$12,150
Median Property Taxes
±$781

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 Highland County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Highland County, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.8%
Homeownership
2022
64.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.8% of the housing units in Highland County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9546
  2. Census Tract 9544
  3. Census Tract 9552

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Highland County, OH was Census Tract 9546 with a value of $84,313, followed by Census Tract 9544 and Census Tract 9552, with respective values of $73,608 and $62,468.

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

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Household Income

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$60,522
Median Household Income
± $3,035
16.7k
Number of Households
± 935

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.7k households in Highland County, OH grew to $60,522 from the previous year's value of $52,376.

The following chart displays the households in Highland 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Highland 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 (81.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.86%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.79%)

In 2022, 81.5% of workers in Highland County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.86%) and those who worked at home (5.79%).

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Commute Time

28.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Highland County, OH have a longer commute time (28.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.22% of the workforce in Highland 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 Highland County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Highland County, OH have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Highland County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.14%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Highland County, OH (6.34k out of 42.7k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Highland 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 21.9% of the children was living in poverty in Highland County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 92.3 in Highland County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 64.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.9% of the population of Highland County, OH has health coverage, with 43.6% on employee plans, 22.5% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 9.19% on non-group plans, and 2.1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Highland County, OH see 3320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.242% increase from the previous year (3312 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2547 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 902 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,320 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Highland County, OH

Primary care physicians in Highland County, OH see an average of 3,320 patients per year. This represents a 0.242% increase from the previous year (3,312 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Highland 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 25.1% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.11%
Uninsured
43.6%
Employer Coverage
22.5%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
9.19%
Non-Group
2.1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Highland County, OH declined by 13.5% from 10.5% to 9.11%.

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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 73.2 in Highland 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 41% in Highland 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 9.76% in Highland County, OH.

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