Knox County, OH

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2020 Population
61,776
0.48% 1-year growth
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
Rob Portman
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.4
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
12.1%
8.01% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$61,590
6.65% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$162,700
4.63% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
29,087
1.57% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Knox County, OH had a population of 61.8k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $61,590. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Knox County, OH grew from 61,481 to 61,776, a 0.48% increase and its median household income grew from $57,749 to $61,590, a 6.65% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Knox County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.15%), White (Hispanic) (0.876%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.855%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.51%).

None of the households in Knox 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.

99.4% of the residents in Knox County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Knox County, OH are Mount Vernon Nazarene University (604 degrees awarded in 2020), Kenyon College (527 degrees), and Knox County Career Center (209 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Knox County, OH was $162,700, and the homeownership rate was 72.2%.

Most people in Knox County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Knox County, OH was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Knox County, OH is home to a population of 61.8k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.28% of Knox County, OH residents were born outside of the country (789 people).

In 2020, there were 44.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.4k people) in Knox County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.33k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 541 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2020 Citizenship
99.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.4% of Knox County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Knox County, OH was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Knox County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    58.4k ± 306
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.33k ± 307
  3. White (Hispanic)
    541 ± 211
1.58%
Hispanic Population
975 people

In 2020, there were 44.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.4k people) in Knox County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.33k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 541 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.58% of the people in Knox County, OH are hispanic (975 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Knox 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

1.28%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
789 people
1.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
797 people

As of 2020, 1.28% of Knox County, OH residents (789 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 Knox County, OH was 1.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,653 ± 408
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    686 ± 203
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    476 ± 146

Knox County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Knox County, OH employs 29.1k people. The largest industries in Knox County, OH are Manufacturing (5,025 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,419 people), and Retail Trade (2,920 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,083), Wholesale Trade ($53,641), and Information ($50,455).

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

29.1k
2020 Value
± 1,349
1.57%
1 Year growth
± 6.08%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Knox County, OH grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 28.6k employees to 29.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Knox County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,518 people), Production Occupations (3,251 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,550 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Knox County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

29.1k
2020 Value
± 1,349
1.57%
1 Year growth
± 6.08%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Knox County, OH grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 28.6k employees to 29.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Knox County, OH, are Manufacturing (5,025 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,419 people), and Retail Trade (2,920 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Knox County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Knox 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

$44,193
Median earning men ± $1,738
$27,054
Median earning women ± $1,745

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($64,722), Information ($60,655), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,714).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($82,683), Public Administration ($40,876), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($35,461).

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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. 408
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 269
    Manufacturing
  3. 253
    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. $950k
    Manufacturing
  2. $470k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $135k
    Construction

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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 Knox County, OH went to Donald J. Trump with 71.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.19%).

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 Knox County, OH awarded 1,340 degrees. The student population of Knox County, OH in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,582 male students and 2,312 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Knox County, OH are White (1,104 and 84.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (50 and 3.84%), Black or African American (46 and 3.54%), and Two or More Races (43 and 3.31%).

The largest universities in Knox County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Mount Vernon Nazarene University (604 and 45.1%), Kenyon College (527 and 39.3%), and Knox County Career Center (209 and 15.6%).

The most popular majors in Knox County, OH are General Business Administration & Management (137 and 10.2%), General English Language & Literature (88 and 6.57%), and General Psychology (64 and 4.78%).

The median tuition cost in Knox County, OH for private four year colleges is $38,560.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Knox County, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 42.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 3,894 (40.6% men and 59.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 3,894 students enrolled in Knox County, OH, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,057 records, of which 60.5% were women and 39.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 88 degree-majors awarded
  2. 70 degree-majors awarded
  3. 64 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Knox County, OH was General English Language & Literature with 88 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 604 degrees awarded
  2. 527 degrees awarded
  3. 209 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mount Vernon Nazarene University with 604 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 518 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Knox County, OH, which is 0.63 times less than the 822 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 1,104 degrees mean that there were 22.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 50 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 ($38,560) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($275) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,650) 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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Knox County, OH was $162,700 in 2020, which is 0.708 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $155,500 to $162,700, a 4.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Knox County, OH is 72.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Knox County, OH have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Knox County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Knox County, OH is $61,590. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Knox County, OH was Census Tract 70 with a value of $73,619, followed by Census Tract 68.01 and Census Tract 68.02, with respective values of $71,895 and $66,042.

In 2021, 13.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Knox County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.03%.

Property

$162,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,404
$16,627
Median Property Taxes
±$891

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 Knox 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 Knox County, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.2%
Homeownership
2020
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 72.2% of the housing units in Knox County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 70
  2. Census Tract 68.01
  3. Census Tract 68.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Knox County, OH was Census Tract 70 with a value of $73,619, followed by Census Tract 68.01 and Census Tract 68.02, with respective values of $71,895 and $66,042.

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

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Household Income

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$61,590
Median Household Income
± $2,205
23.3k
Number of Households
± 1,006

In 2020, the median household income of the 23.3k households in Knox County, OH grew to $61,590 from the previous year's value of $57,749.

The following chart displays the households in Knox 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 Knox 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 (80%)
  2. Carpooled (7.91%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.43%)

In 2020, 80% of workers in Knox County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.91%) and those who worked at home (6.43%).

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

27.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Knox County, OH have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in Knox 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 Knox County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Knox County, OH have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 13.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Knox County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.03%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Knox County, OH (6.99k out of 58k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Knox County, OH is White, followed by Two Or More and Other.

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, 16.7% of the children was living in poverty in Knox County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 7.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 113 in Knox County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 113 per 100,000 population.

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90.7% of the population of Knox County, OH has health coverage, with 49.3% on employee plans, 16.5% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 1.62% 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 Knox County, OH see 2813 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.57% decrease from the previous year (2917 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2597 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 623 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% 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

2,813 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Knox County, OH

Primary care physicians in Knox County, OH see an average of 2,813 patients per year. This represents a 3.57% decrease from the previous year (2,917 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Knox 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 24.8% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

9.32%
Uninsured
49.3%
Employer Coverage
16.5%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
10.2%
Non-Group
1.62%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Knox County, OH declined by 7.58% from 10.1% to 9.32%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 60.7 in Knox 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 33.4% in Knox County, OH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.66% in Knox County, OH.

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