Jefferson County, OH

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2020 Population
65,943
0.645% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
Rob Portman
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
44.9
0.223% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
16.8%
3.71% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$46,849
0.575% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$95,300
2.47% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
28,200
1.55% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Jefferson County, OH had a population of 65.9k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $46,849. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Jefferson County, OH declined from 66,371 to 65,943, a −0.645% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,581 to $46,849, a 0.575% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.64%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.99%), White (Hispanic) (0.796%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.566%).

None of the households in Jefferson 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.

99.6% of the residents in Jefferson County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Jefferson County, OH are Eastern Gateway Community College (2,040 degrees awarded in 2020), Franciscan University of Steubenville (710 degrees), and Trinity Health System School of Nursing (204893) (37 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Jefferson County, OH was $95,300, and the homeownership rate was 69.5%.

Most people in Jefferson County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, OH was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Jefferson County, OH is home to a population of 65.9k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.29% of Jefferson County, OH residents were born outside of the country (853 people).

In 2020, there were 16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.4k people) in Jefferson County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.72k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.31k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2020 Citizenship
99.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.6% of Jefferson County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, OH was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    59.4k ± 73
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.72k ± 194
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.31k ± 195
1.53%
Hispanic Population
1.01k people

In 2020, there were 16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.4k people) in Jefferson County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.72k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.31k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.53% of the people in Jefferson County, OH are hispanic (1.01k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,307 ± 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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Foreign-Born Population

1.29%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
853 people
1.47%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
975 people

As of 2020, 1.29% of Jefferson County, OH residents (853 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 Jefferson County, OH was 1.47%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,787 ± 215
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    825 ± 189
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    641 ± 166

Jefferson County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Jefferson County, OH employs 28.2k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,782 people), Retail Trade (3,790 people), and Manufacturing (2,869 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,398), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($68,988), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,000).

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.

Occupations

28.2k
2020 Value
± 1,042
1.55%
1 Year growth
± 5.03%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jefferson County, OH grew at a rate of 1.55%, from 27.8k employees to 28.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,444 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,068 people), and Management Occupations (2,142 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

28.2k
2020 Value
± 1,042
1.55%
1 Year growth
± 5.03%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Jefferson County, OH grew at a rate of 1.55%, from 27.8k employees to 28.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,782 people), Retail Trade (3,790 people), and Manufacturing (2,869 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson 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

$42,092
Median earning men ± $1,788
$26,039
Median earning women ± $1,293

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,684), Manufacturing ($53,902), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,552).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($37,875), Public Administration ($35,676), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,453).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 523
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 325
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 322
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $397k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $261k
    Manufacturing
  3. $161k
    Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Jefferson County, OH went to Donald J. Trump with 68.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

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.

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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In 2020, universities in Jefferson County, OH awarded 2,787 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County, OH in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 14,258 male students and 29,131 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Jefferson County, OH are White (1,962 and 70.7%), followed by Black or African American (344 and 12.4%), Hispanic or Latino (286 and 10.3%), and Two or More Races (87 and 3.14%).

The largest universities in Jefferson County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Gateway Community College (2,040 and 73.2%), Franciscan University of Steubenville (710 and 25.5%), and Trinity Health System School of Nursing (204893) (37 and 1.33%).

The most popular majors in Jefferson County, OH are General Business Administration & Management (651 and 23.4%), Humanistic Studies (396 and 14.2%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (368 and 13.2%).

The median tuition cost in Jefferson County, OH for private four year colleges is $29,720.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Jefferson County, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 73.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 38.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 43,389 (32.9% men and 67.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 43,389 students enrolled in Jefferson County, OH, 32.9% men and 67.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 23,164 records, of which 64.4% were women and 35.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 388 degree-majors awarded
  2. 368 degree-majors awarded
  3. 581 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Jefferson County, OH was Humanistic Studies with 388 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,040 degrees awarded
  2. 710 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Gateway Community College with 2,040 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 922 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Jefferson County, OH, which is 0.494 times less than the 1,865 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,962 degrees mean that there were 5.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 344 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($29,720) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($2,633) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,542) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.598% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.606% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (3.02M), Some college (2.03M), and Bachelors Degree (1.54M).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, OH was $95,300 in 2020, which is 0.415 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $93,000 to $95,300, a 2.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, OH is 69.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Jefferson County, OH have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Jefferson County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Jefferson County, OH is $46,849. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson County, OH was Census Tract 117 with a value of $62,333, followed by Census Tract 121 and Census Tract 115, with respective values of $59,250 and $58,469.

In 2021, 10.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jefferson County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.4%.

Property

$95,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,994
$19,153
Median Property Taxes
±$813

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 Jefferson County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

69.5%
Homeownership
2020
59.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 69.5% of the housing units in Jefferson County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 117
  2. Census Tract 121
  3. Census Tract 115

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson County, OH was Census Tract 117 with a value of $62,333, followed by Census Tract 121 and Census Tract 115, with respective values of $59,250 and $58,469.

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

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Household Income

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$46,849
Median Household Income
± $1,987
27.5k
Number of Households
± 990

In 2020, the median household income of the 27.5k households in Jefferson County, OH grew to $46,849 from the previous year's value of $46,581.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (82.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.31%)
  3. Carpooled (5.99%)

In 2020, 82.2% of workers in Jefferson County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.31%) and those who carpooled to work (5.99%).

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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Commute Time

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, OH have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.61% of the workforce in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Jefferson County, OH have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 10.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Jefferson County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.4%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, OH (10.7k out of 63.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Jefferson 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 2021, 25.4% of the children was living in poverty in Jefferson County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 112 in Jefferson County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 92 per 100,000 population.

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95% of the population of Jefferson County, OH has health coverage, with 45.1% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.65% 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 Jefferson County, OH see 2436 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.78% increase from the previous year (2370 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1766 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 488 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,436 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, OH

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, OH see an average of 2,436 patients per year. This represents a 2.78% increase from the previous year (2,370 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson County, OH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 19.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 21% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.95%
Uninsured
45.1%
Employer Coverage
20.3%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
1.65%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, OH declined by 12.1% from 5.64% to 4.95%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Jefferson County, OH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 80.4 in Jefferson County, OH.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 38.1% in Jefferson County, OH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.95% in Jefferson County, OH.

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