Meigs County, OH

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Population

23,234

0.475% decline

Median Age

42.8


Median Household Income

$42,105

6.22% growth

Poverty Rate

22.5%


Number of Employees

8,891

0.771% growth

Median Property Value

$87,400

1.27% growth

About

In 2017, Meigs County, OH had a population of 23.2k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $42,105. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Meigs County, OH declined from 23,345 to 23,234, a -0.475% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,640 to $42,105, a 6.22% increase.

The population of Meigs County, OH is 96.8% White Alone, 1.19% Two or More Races, and 1.16% Black or African American Alone. 0.713% of the people in Meigs County, OH speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Meigs County, OH is $87,400, and the homeownership rate is 78.1%. Most people in Meigs County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Meigs County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Meigs County, OH employs 8.89k people. The largest industries in Meigs County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,345 people), Construction (1,019 people), and Educational Services (1,006 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,607), Utilities ($65,938), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,658).

Median household income in Meigs County, OH is $42,105. Males in Meigs 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 Meigs County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,105

2017 value

± $2,658

6.22%

1 Year Growth

± 7.49%

Households in Meigs County, OH have a median annual income of $42,105, 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 $39,640 in 2016, which represents a 6.22% 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 Meigs County, OH 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 Meigs County, OH 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 Meigs 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9641

  2. Census Tract 9642

  3. Census Tract 9643

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Meigs County, OH was Census Tract 9641 with a value of $46,101, followed by Census Tract 9642 and Census Tract 9643, with respective values of $39,471 and $39,223.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Meigs County, OH (5.18k out of 23k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    4,993 ± 377

  2. Two Or More

    144 ± 111

  3. Hispanic

    116 ± 103

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Meigs 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

8.89k

2017 Value

± 533

0.771%

1 Year growth

± 8.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Meigs County, OH grew at a rate of 0.771%, from 8.82k employees to 8.89k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Meigs County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,123 people), Production Occupations (823 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (800 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Meigs County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Meigs County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,123 people), Production Occupations (823 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (800 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Meigs County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.81 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.8 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Meigs County, OH, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,750), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,065), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.89k

2017 Value

± 533

0.771%

1 Year growth

± 8.18%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Meigs County, OH grew at a rate of 0.771%, from 8.82k employees to 8.89k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Meigs County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,345 people), Construction (1,019 people), and Educational Services (1,006 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Meigs County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Meigs 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 Meigs County, OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,345 people), Construction (1,019 people), and Educational Services (1,006 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Meigs County, OH has an unusually high number of Utilities (7.96 times higher than expected), Construction (1.83 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Meigs County, OH, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,607), Utilities ($65,938), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,658).

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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 with $64.2B and Machinery and $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

91.7% of the population of Meigs County, OH has health coverage, with 38.1% on employee plans, 27.9% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 9.34% on non-group plans, and 2.51% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Meigs County, OH was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Meigs County, OH see 5814 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% decrease from the previous year (5833 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3854 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1927 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

5814 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Meigs County, OH see an average of 5814 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% decrease from the previous year (5833 patients).

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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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

8.34%

Uninsured

38.1%

Employer Coverage

27.9%

Medicaid

13.7%

Medicare

9.34%

Non-Group

2.51%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Meigs County, OH declined by 23.4% from 10.9% to 8.34%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Meigs 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%.

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Diversity

Meigs County, OH is home to a population of 23.2k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.151% of Meigs County, OH residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Meigs County, OH is composed of 22.5k White Alone residents (96.8%), 276 Two or More Races residents (1.19%), 270 Black or African American Alone residents (1.16%), 146 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.628%), 33 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.142%), 8 Asian Alone residents (0.0344%), 7 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0301%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Meigs County, OH are Spanish or Spanish Creole (84 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (24 speakers), and Vietnamese (19 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Meigs County, OH was 42.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Meigs County, OH are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Meigs County, OH residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.151%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.287%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.151% of Meigs County, OH residents 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 Meigs County, OH was 0.287%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Meigs County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Meigs County, OH was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.5k ± 11

  2. Two or More Races

    276 ± 69.3

  3. Black or African American Alone

    270 ± 66

In 2017, there were 81.5 times more White Alone residents (22.5k people) in Meigs County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 276 Two or More Races and 270 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    84 speakers (0.379%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    24 speakers (0.108%)

  3. Vietnamese

    19 speakers (0.0858%)

0.713% of Meigs County, OH citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Meigs County, OH was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.379% of the overall population of Meigs County, OH are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.108% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.0858% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    735 ± 144

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    206 ± 70

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    146 ± 85

Meigs County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Meigs County, OH was $87,400 in 2017, which is 0.402 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $86,300 to $87,400, a 1.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Meigs County, OH is 78.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Meigs County, OH have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Meigs 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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$42,105

Median Household Income

± $2,658

9.29k

Number of Households

± 511

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.29k households in Meigs County, OH grew to $42,105 from the previous year's value of $39,640.

The following chart displays the households in Meigs 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

$87,400

2017 Median

± $5,751

$86,300

2016 Median

± $4,447

In 2017, the median property value in Meigs County, OH grew to to $87,400 from the previous year's value of $86,300.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Meigs County, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Meigs County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.1%

2017 Homeownership

77.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.1% of the housing units in Meigs County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Meigs 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 Meigs County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Meigs County, OH have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

29.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Meigs County, OH have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.78% of the workforce in Meigs County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    12.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.09%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Meigs County, OH was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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