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Lawrence County, OH&

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0.52% decline
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Median Household Income
3.22% growth
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0.21% growth
Median Property Value
2.73% growth

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The economy of Lawrence County, OH employs 24,541 people. The economy of Lawrence County, OH is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Information, which employ respectively 3.13; 1.53; and 1.34 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lawrence County, OH are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,191), Retail trade (3,393), and Manufacturing (3,366), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($180,020), Transportation & Warehousing ($46,123), and Finance & Insurance ($44,514).

Median household income in Lawrence County, OH is $44,256. Males in Lawrence County, OH have an average income that is 1.21 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,174. The income inequality of Lawrence County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.416 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lawrence County, OH. In Lawrence 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 52 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,282. Mahoning County, OH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Ohio.


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Lawrence County, OH is home to a population of 61,503 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lawrence County, OH is composed of 58,400 White residents (95%), 1,385 Black residents (2.25%), 843 Two+ residents (1.37%), 541 Hispanic residents (0.88%), and 262 Asian residents (0.43%). The most common foreign languages in Lawrence County, OH are Spanish (328 speakers), French (84 speakers), and German (82 speakers), but compared to other places, Lawrence County, OH has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (49 speakers), Urdu (54 speakers), and Thai (14 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lawrence County, OH awarded 408 degrees. The student population of Lawrence County, OH is skewed towards females, with 141 male students and 267 female students. Most students in Lawrence County, OH are White (393 and 96.3%), followed by Two or more races (6 and 1.47%), Black or African American (5 and 1.23%), and Unknown (4 and 0.98%). The largest universities in Lawrence County, OH by number of graduates are O C Collins Career Center (279 and 68.4%), Ohio University-Southern Campus (122 and 29.9%), and Tri-State Bible College (7 and 1.72%). The most popular majors in Lawrence County, OH are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (114 and 27.9%), Surgical Technologist (18 and 4.41%), and Radiographer (17 and 4.17%). The median tuition costs in Lawrence County, OH are $8,400 for private four year colleges, and $4,872 and $6,718 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 Lawrence County, OH is $101,600, which is 0.5 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $98,900 to $101,600, a 2.73% increase. The homeownership rate of Lawrence County, OH is 73.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Lawrence County, OH have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lawrence County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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