Knox County, OH

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Population

60,945

0.11% growth

Median Age

38.9


Median Household Income

$51,211

5.33% growth

Poverty Rate

13.8%


Number of Employees

28,489

2.02% growth

Median Property Value

$138,900

2.43% growth

About

In 2017, Knox County, OH had a population of 60.9k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $51,211. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Knox County, OH grew from 60,878 to 60,945, a 0.11% increase and its median household income grew from $48,619 to $51,211, a 5.33% increase.

The population of Knox County, OH is 95.5% White Alone, 1.61% Two or More Races, and 1.43% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Knox County, OH speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Knox County, OH are Mount Vernon Nazarene University (583 degrees awarded in 2016), Kenyon College (480 degrees), and Knox County Career Center (179 degrees).

The median property value in Knox County, OH is $138,900, and the homeownership rate is 71.3%. Most people in Knox County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Knox County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Knox County, OH employs 28.5k people. The largest industries in Knox County, OH are Manufacturing (5,172 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,004 people), and Educational Services (3,455 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,619), and Public Administration ($46,519).

Median household income in Knox County, OH is $51,211. Males in Knox 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 Knox County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,211

2017 value

± $1,892

5.33%

1 Year Growth

± 5.07%

Households in Knox County, OH have a median annual income of $51,211, 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 $48,619 in 2016, which represents a 5.33% 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 Ohio made 1.35 times more than female 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 Ohio 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 Knox 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 77

  2. Census Tract 68.01

  3. Census Tract 74

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Knox County, OH was Census Tract 77 with a value of $72,917, followed by Census Tract 68.01 and Census Tract 74, with respective values of $60,528 and $57,981.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Knox County, OH (7.91k out of 57.5k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    7,423 ± 597

  2. Two Or More

    270 ± 136

  3. Hispanic

    150 ± 125

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

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

28.5k

2017 Value

± 1,125

2.02%

1 Year growth

± 5.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Knox County, OH grew at a rate of 2.02%, from 27.9k employees to 28.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Knox County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,523 people), Production Occupations (3,275 people), and Management Occupations (2,631 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Knox County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Knox County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,523 people), Production Occupations (3,275 people), and Management Occupations (2,631 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Knox County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.98 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.55 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Knox County, OH, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,818), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,537), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,091).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28.5k

2017 Value

± 1,125

2.02%

1 Year growth

± 5.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Knox County, OH grew at a rate of 2.02%, from 27.9k employees to 28.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Knox County, OH, are Manufacturing (5,172 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,004 people), and Educational Services (3,455 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Knox County, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,172 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,004 people), and Educational Services (3,455 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Knox County, OH has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.79 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.76 times), and Educational Services (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Knox County, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,619), and Public Administration ($46,519).

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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 ($64.2B) and Machinery ($45.1B).

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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$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

89.9% of the population of Knox County, OH has health coverage, with 48.7% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Knox County, OH 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 2544 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.96% increase from the previous year (2447 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2644 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 845 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

2,544 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Knox County, OH see an average of 2,544 patients per year. This represents a 3.96% increase from the previous year (2,447 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 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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

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

10.1%

Uninsured

48.7%

Employer Coverage

15.8%

Medicaid

12.9%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

1.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Knox County, OH declined by 7.59% from 10.9% to 10.1%.

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 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

Knox County, OH is home to a population of 60.9k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.25% of Knox County, OH residents were born outside of the country (762 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Knox County, OH is composed of 58.2k White Alone residents (95.5%), 980 Two or More Races residents (1.61%), 874 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.43%), 552 Black or African American Alone residents (0.906%), 224 Asian Alone residents (0.368%), 63 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.103%), 26 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0427%), and 12 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0197%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Knox County, OH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Knox County, OH was 38.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Knox County, OH are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Knox County, OH residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.25%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

762 people

1.34%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

817 people

As of 2017, 1.25% of Knox County, OH residents (762 people) 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 Knox County, OH was 1.34%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Knox County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Knox County, OH was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    58.2k ± 41

  2. Two or More Races

    980 ± 167

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    874 ± 174

In 2017, there were 59.4 times more White Alone residents (58.2k people) in Knox County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 980 Two or More Races and 874 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Knox County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Knox County, OH citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Knox County, OH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Knox County, OH are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,646 ± 219

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    557 ± 160

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    555 ± 143

Knox County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Knox County, OH awarded 1,242 degrees. The student population of Knox County, OH is skewed towards women, with 1,664 male students and 2,494 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Knox County, OH are White (1,000 and 82.8%), followed by Unknown (62 and 5.13%), Black or African American (59 and 4.88%), and Hispanic or Latino (39 and 3.23%).

The largest universities in Knox County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Mount Vernon Nazarene University (583 and 46.9%), Kenyon College (480 and 38.6%), and Knox County Career Center (179 and 14.4%).

The most popular majors in Knox County, OH are General Business Administration & Management (186 and 15%), Social Work (79 and 6.36%), and General English Language & Literature (67 and 5.39%).

The median tuition costs in Knox County, OH are $33,925 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 117 degrees awarded

  2. 79 degrees awarded

  3. 67 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Knox County, OH was General Business Administration & Management with 117 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 583 degrees awarded

  2. 480 degrees awarded

  3. 179 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$33,925

Median Private

In 2016, the Knox County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mount Vernon Nazarene University with 583 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

443

Degrees Awarded to Men

799

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 443 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Knox County, OH, which is 0.554 times less than the 799 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,000 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    62 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    59 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Knox County, OH were to White students. These 1,000 degrees mean that there were 16.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 62 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Knox County, OH was $138,900 in 2017, which is 0.638 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $135,600 to $138,900, a 2.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Knox County, OH is 71.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Knox County, OH have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Knox 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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$51,211

Median Household Income

± $1,892

23.2k

Number of Households

± 932

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.2k households in Knox County, OH grew to $51,211 from the previous year's value of $48,619.

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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Housing

Property Value

$138,900

2017 Median

± $4,443

$135,600

2016 Median

± $5,148

In 2017, the median property value in Knox County, OH grew to to $138,900 from the previous year's value of $135,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Knox 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 Knox County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Knox County, OH 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.

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Rent vs Own

71.3%

2017 Homeownership

70.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.3% of the housing units in Knox County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Knox 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 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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Knox County, OH have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% of the workforce in Knox County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.98%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.49%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Knox County, OH was Drove Alone (77.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.98%) and those who Worked At Home (5.49%).

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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