Monroe County, OH

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Population

14,239

1.41% decline

Median Age

45.8


Median Household Income

$43,299

4.67% growth

Poverty Rate

19.7%


Number of Employees

5,341

1.77% decline

Median Property Value

$97,400

4.51% growth

About

In 2017, Monroe County, OH had a population of 14.2k people with a median age of 45.8 and a median household income of $43,299. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Monroe County, OH declined from 14,442 to 14,239, a -1.41% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,368 to $43,299, a 4.67% increase.

The population of Monroe County, OH is 98.9% White Alone, 0.52% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.337% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Monroe County, OH speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Monroe County, OH is $97,400, and the homeownership rate is 78.2%. Most people in Monroe County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Monroe County, OH employs 5.34k people. The largest industries in Monroe County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (846 people), Retail Trade (687 people), and Construction (519 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,833), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,526), and Wholesale Trade ($47,639).

Median household income in Monroe County, OH is $43,299. Males in Monroe 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 Monroe County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,299

2017 value

± $1,915

4.67%

1 Year Growth

± 6.6%

Households in Monroe County, OH have a median annual income of $43,299, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,368 in 2016, which represents a 4.67% 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 Monroe 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 9666

  2. Census Tract 9667

  3. Census Tract 9669

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monroe County, OH was Census Tract 9666 with a value of $47,945, followed by Census Tract 9667 and Census Tract 9669, with respective values of $45,664 and $40,431.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County, OH (2.77k out of 14.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    2,751 ± 290

  2. Hispanic

    50 ± 89

  3. Two Or More

    13 ± 85

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

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

5.34k

2017 Value

± 380

-1.77%

1 Year decline

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe County, OH declined at a rate of -1.77%, from 5.44k employees to 5.34k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (827 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (743 people), and Production Occupations (448 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Monroe County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (827 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (743 people), and Production Occupations (448 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monroe County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.8 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.8 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Monroe County, OH, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($94,107), Legal Occupations ($71,563), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($50,708).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.34k

2017 Value

± 380

-1.77%

1 Year decline

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monroe County, OH declined at a rate of -1.77%, from 5.44k employees to 5.34k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (846 people), Retail Trade (687 people), and Construction (519 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Monroe 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 Monroe County, OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (846 people), Retail Trade (687 people), and Construction (519 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Monroe County, OH has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (13.9 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.96 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Monroe County, OH, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,833), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($60,526), and Wholesale Trade ($47,639).

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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. $68.6B

  2. $67.9B

  3. $51B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $68.6B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($67.9B) and Machinery ($51B).

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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$675B

2020 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

41.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $675B. This is expected to increase 41.1% 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. $49.2B

  2. $37.6B

  3. $35.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $49.2B, followed by Indiana with $37.6B and Pennsylvania and $35.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Ohio shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.8% of the population of Monroe County, OH has health coverage, with 40.3% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, OH see 4803 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.394% decrease from the previous year (4822 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7105 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 7105 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

4,803 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, OH see an average of 4,803 patients per year. This represents a 0.394% decrease from the previous year (4,822 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%).

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

10.2%

Uninsured

40.3%

Employer Coverage

19.9%

Medicaid

15.9%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

1.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County, OH declined by 0.972% from 10.3% to 10.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Monroe 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

Monroe County, OH is home to a population of 14.2k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.267% of Monroe County, OH residents were born outside of the country (38 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Monroe County, OH is composed of 14.1k White Alone residents (98.9%), 74 Hispanic or Latino residents (0.52%), 48 Two or More Races residents (0.337%), 20 Asian Alone residents (0.14%), 8 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0562%), 2 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.014%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

68

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Monroe County, OH was 45.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 68. But people in Monroe County, OH are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Monroe County, OH residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.267%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

38 people

0.478%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

69 people

As of 2017, 0.267% of Monroe County, OH residents (38 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 Monroe County, OH was 0.478%, 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

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Monroe County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe County, OH was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    14.1k ± 46

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    74 ± 53.8

  3. Two or More Races

    48 ± 42

In 2017, there were 190 times more White Alone residents (14.1k people) in Monroe County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 74 Hispanic or Latino and 48 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    548 ± 102

  2. Korea

    147 ± 50

  3. World War II

    71 ± 36

Monroe County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County, OH was $97,400 in 2017, which is 0.424 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $93,200 to $97,400, a 4.51% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe County, OH is 78.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monroe County, OH have an average commute time of 33.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monroe County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$97,400

2017 Median

± $5,052

$93,200

2016 Median

± $5,107

In 2017, the median property value in Monroe County, OH grew to to $97,400 from the previous year's value of $93,200.

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

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Household Income

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$43,299

Median Household Income

± $1,915

5.98k

Number of Households

± 402

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.98k households in Monroe County, OH grew to $43,299 from the previous year's value of $41,368.

The following chart displays the households in Monroe 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.2%

2017 Homeownership

75.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.2% of the housing units in Monroe County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Monroe County, OH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

33.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County, OH have a longer commute time (33.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.53% of the workforce in Monroe County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.45%

  3. Walked

    3.52%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Monroe County, OH was Drove Alone (83.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.45%) and those who Walked (3.52%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Monroe County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monroe County, OH have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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