Hocking County, OH

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Population

28,547

0.498% decline

Median Age

42.7


Median Household Income

$48,073

10.8% growth

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Number of Employees

12,571

2.29% growth

Median Property Value

$118,400

3.5% growth

About

In 2017, Hocking County, OH had a population of 28.5k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $48,073. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hocking County, OH declined from 28,690 to 28,547, a -0.498% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,382 to $48,073, a 10.8% increase.

The population of Hocking County, OH is 96.6% White Alone, 1.47% Two or More Races, and 1.03% Black or African American Alone. 1.4% of the people in Hocking County, OH speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Hocking County, OH is $118,400, and the homeownership rate is 74.7%. Most people in Hocking County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Hocking County, OH is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: The Rock House In Hocking Hills State Park

Economy

The economy of Hocking County, OH employs 12.6k people. The largest industries in Hocking County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,017 people), Manufacturing (1,754 people), and Retail Trade (1,707 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($90,577), Utilities ($57,917), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,643).

Median household income in Hocking County, OH is $48,073. Males in Hocking 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 Hocking County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,073

2017 value

± $3,504

10.8%

1 Year Growth

± 8.31%

Households in Hocking County, OH have a median annual income of $48,073, 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 $43,382 in 2016, which represents a 10.8% 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 Hocking County, OH made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Hocking County, OH 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

  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 Hocking 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 Hocking 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 9649

  2. Census Tract 9651

  3. Census Tract 9653

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hocking County, OH was Census Tract 9649 with a value of $63,066, followed by Census Tract 9651 and Census Tract 9653, with respective values of $51,173 and $42,692.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hocking County, OH (3.95k out of 27.8k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 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

    3,778 ± 359

  2. Black

    116 ± 117

  3. Two Or More

    35 ± 111

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hocking 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

12.6k

2017 Value

± 632

2.29%

1 Year growth

± 7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hocking County, OH grew at a rate of 2.29%, from 12.3k employees to 12.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hocking County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,570 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,261 people), and Production Occupations (1,106 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hocking County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hocking County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,570 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,261 people), and Production Occupations (1,106 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hocking County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.83 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.59 times), and Production Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hocking County, OH, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($58,906), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($57,692), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($55,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.6k

2017 Value

± 632

2.29%

1 Year growth

± 7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hocking County, OH grew at a rate of 2.29%, from 12.3k employees to 12.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hocking County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,017 people), Manufacturing (1,754 people), and Retail Trade (1,707 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hocking County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Hocking 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 Hocking County, OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,017 people), Manufacturing (1,754 people), and Retail Trade (1,707 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hocking County, OH has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.63 times higher than expected), Construction (1.45 times), and Manufacturing (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hocking County, OH, by median earnings, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($90,577), Utilities ($57,917), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,643).

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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

91.5% of the population of Hocking County, OH has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hocking County, OH see 2035 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.92% decrease from the previous year (2210 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4723 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1181 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

2035 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Hocking County, OH see an average of 2035 patients per year. This represents a 7.92% decrease from the previous year (2210 patients).

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

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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

8.5%

Uninsured

43.9%

Employer Coverage

21.3%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

1.32%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hocking County, OH declined by 20.6% from 10.7% to 8.5%.

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

Hocking County, OH is home to a population of 28.5k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.631% of Hocking County, OH residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Hocking County, OH is composed of 27.6k White Alone residents (96.6%), 419 Two or More Races residents (1.47%), 295 Black or African American Alone residents (1.03%), 166 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.581%), 55 Asian Alone residents (0.193%), 26 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0911%), 13 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0455%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hocking County, OH are Spanish or Spanish Creole (122 speakers), German (78 speakers), and Chinese (55 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hocking County, OH was 42.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Hocking County, OH are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Hocking County, OH residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.631%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.02%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.631% of Hocking 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 Hocking County, OH was 1.02%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Hocking County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hocking County, OH was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    27.6k ± 29

  2. Two or More Races

    419 ± 85.6

  3. Black or African American Alone

    295 ± 94

In 2017, there were 65.8 times more White Alone residents (27.6k people) in Hocking County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 419 Two or More Races and 295 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 Hocking County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    122 speakers (0.447%)

  2. German

    78 speakers (0.286%)

  3. Chinese

    55 speakers (0.201%)

1.4% of Hocking 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 Hocking County, OH was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.447% of the overall population of Hocking County, OH are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.286% speak German and 0.201% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    910 ± 128

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    335 ± 98

  3. Korea

    208 ± 74

Hocking County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hocking County, OH was $118,400 in 2017, which is 0.544 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,400 to $118,400, a 3.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Hocking County, OH is 74.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hocking County, OH have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hocking 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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$48,073

Median Household Income

± $3,504

11.3k

Number of Households

± 597

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.3k households in Hocking County, OH grew to $48,073 from the previous year's value of $43,382.

The following chart displays the households in Hocking 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

$118,400

2017 Median

± $5,963

$114,400

2016 Median

± $5,679

In 2017, the median property value in Hocking County, OH grew to to $118,400 from the previous year's value of $114,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hocking 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 Hocking County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.7%

2017 Homeownership

73.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74.7% of the housing units in Hocking County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

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

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Commute Time

30.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hocking County, OH have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.89% of the workforce in Hocking County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.62%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.6%

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

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