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Knox County, OH&

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0.21% decline
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0.18% growth
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0.86% decline
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2.34% growth


The economy of Knox County, OH employs 27,924 people. The economy of Knox County, OH is specialized in Manufacturing; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 1.73; 1.69; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Knox County, OH are Manufacturing (4,983), Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,042), and Educational Services (3,409), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,533), Transportation & Warehousing ($43,516), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($40,357).

Median household income in Knox County, OH is $48,619. Males in Knox County, OH have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,404. The income inequality of Knox County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.432 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Knox County, OH. In Knox County, OH the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 41 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,026. Mahoning County, OH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Ohio.


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Knox County, OH is home to a population of 60,878 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Knox County, OH is composed of 58,187 White residents (95.6%), 986 Two+ residents (1.62%), 855 Hispanic residents (1.4%), 534 Black residents (0.88%), and 222 Asian residents (0.36%). The most common foreign languages in Knox County, OH are German (1,001 speakers), Other West Germanic (936 speakers), and Spanish (518 speakers), but compared to other places, Knox County, OH has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (936 speakers), German (1,001 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (57 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Knox County, OH awarded 1,463 degrees. The student population of Knox County, OH is skewed towards females, with 549 male students and 914 female students. Most students in Knox County, OH are White (1,232 and 84.2%), followed by Unknown (64 and 4.37%), Asian (47 and 3.21%), and Black or African American (46 and 3.14%). The largest universities in Knox County, OH by number of graduates are Mount Vernon Nazarene University (718 and 49.1%), Kenyon College (505 and 34.5%), and Knox County Career Center (240 and 16.4%). The most popular majors in Knox County, OH are General Business Administration & Management (165 and 11.3%), Social Work (84 and 5.74%), and General English Language & Literature (73 and 4.99%). The median tuition costs in Knox County, OH are N/A for private four year colleges, and $18,629 and $18,629 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Knox County, OH is $135,600, which is 0.66 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $132,500 to $135,600, a 2.34% increase. The homeownership rate of Knox County, OH is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Knox County, OH have an average commute time of 24.1 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.


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