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Licking County, OH&

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0.47% growth
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1.38% growth
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0.3% growth
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0.93% growth


The economy of Licking County, OH employs 81,446 people. The economy of Licking County, OH is specialized in Finance & Insurance; Retail trade; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 1.73; 1.16; and 1.14 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Licking County, OH are Healthcare & Social Assistance (11,542), Retail trade (10,973), and Manufacturing (9,692), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,797), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,513), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($46,659).

Median household income in Licking County, OH is $56,549. Males in Licking County, OH have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,448. The income inequality of Licking County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.404 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 Licking County, OH. In Licking 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 44 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,155. Mahoning County, OH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Ohio.


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Licking County, OH is home to a population of 168,693 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Licking County, OH is composed of 154,496 White residents (91.6%), 5,516 Black residents (3.27%), 3,856 Two+ residents (2.29%), 2,750 Hispanic residents (1.63%), and 1,635 Asian residents (0.97%). The most common foreign languages in Licking County, OH are Spanish (1,590 speakers), German (606 speakers), and African Languages (395 speakers), but compared to other places, Licking County, OH has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (254 speakers), German (606 speakers), and Italian (293 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Licking County, OH awarded 2,138 degrees. The student population of Licking County, OH is skewed towards females, with 742 male students and 1,396 female students. Most students in Licking County, OH are White (1,675 and 78.3%), followed by Black or African American (154 and 7.2%), Hispanic or Latino (82 and 3.84%), and Unknown (68 and 3.18%). The largest universities in Licking County, OH by number of graduates are Denison University (676 and 31.6%), Central Ohio Technical College (656 and 30.7%), and Ohio State University-Newark Campus (472 and 22.1%). The most popular majors in Licking County, OH are General Studies (370 and 17.3%), Registered Nursing (298 and 13.9%), and General Business Administration & Management (44 and 2.06%). The median tuition costs in Licking County, OH are $46,250 for private four year colleges, and $6,912 and $24,240 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 Licking County, OH is $152,200, which is 0.78 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $150,800 to $152,200, a 0.93% increase. The homeownership rate of Licking County, OH is 72.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Licking County, OH have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Licking County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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