Ottawa County, OH

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2020 Population
40,557
0.185% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
Rob Portman
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
49.6
0.609% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.82%
12.7% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$59,306
0.35% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$154,500
1.64% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
18,768
3.09% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Ottawa County, OH had a population of 40.6k people with a median age of 49.6 and a median household income of $59,306. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Ottawa County, OH declined from 40,632 to 40,557, a −0.185% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,099 to $59,306, a 0.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ottawa County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.9%), White (Hispanic) (2.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.23%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.1%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.09%).

None of the households in Ottawa County, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Ottawa County, OH are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Ottawa County, OH was $154,500, and the homeownership rate was 79%. Most people in Ottawa County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Ottawa County, OH was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Ottawa County, OH is home to a population of 40.6k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.26% of Ottawa County, OH residents were born outside of the country (511 people).

In 2020, there were 32.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.3k people) in Ottawa County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k White (Hispanic) and 499 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ottawa County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    37.3k ± 94
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.14k ± 219
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    499 ± 103
5.19%
Hispanic Population
2.11k people

In 2020, there were 32.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.3k people) in Ottawa County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k White (Hispanic) and 499 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.19% of the people in Ottawa County, OH are hispanic (2.11k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ottawa County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.26%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
511 people
1.19%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
484 people

As of 2020, 1.26% of Ottawa County, OH residents (511 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ottawa County, OH was 1.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

50
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 13.5

In 2020, the median age of all people in Ottawa County, OH was 49.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Ottawa County, OH are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Ottawa County, OH residents was 49.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,307 ± 6,257 people
  2. Mexico
    43,106 ± 5,088 people
  3. China
    34,944 ± 4,583 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,307 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,106 and China with 34,944.

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Citizenship

99.7%
2020 Citizenship
99.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.7% of Ottawa County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Ottawa County, OH was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,207 ± 212
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    620 ± 288
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    315 ± 107

Ottawa County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.95 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Ohio, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Ohio (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Ohio.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Ohio across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Ottawa County, OH is $59,306. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ottawa County, OH was Census Tract 511 with a value of $88,382, followed by Census Tract 502.02 and Census Tract 501, with respective values of $86,587 and $75,938.

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,988. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Ottawa County, OH employs 18.8k people. The largest industries in Ottawa County, OH are Manufacturing (3,565 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,640 people), and Retail Trade (1,731 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,837), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,902), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,279).

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,306
2020 value
± $4,060
0.35%
1 Year Growth
± 8.09%

Households in Ottawa County, OH have a median annual income of $59,306, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,099 in 2019, which represents a 0.35% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$66,859
Average Male Salary in Ohio
± $1,043
$49,988
Average Female Salary in Ohio
± $782

In 2020, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Ohio by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Ohio
  1. Asian
    $66,781 ± $5,146
  2. White
    $52,037 ± $655
  3. Two or More Races
    $44,595 ± $3,825

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.28 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Ohio.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Ohio by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ottawa County, OH is from Ohio.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2020, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.751% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 511
  2. Census Tract 502.02
  3. Census Tract 501

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ottawa County, OH was Census Tract 511 with a value of $88,382, followed by Census Tract 502.02 and Census Tract 501, with respective values of $86,587 and $75,938.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.82% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ottawa County, OH (3.52k out of 39.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    3,242 ± 377
  2. Hispanic
    271 ± 131
  3. Black
    133 ± 137

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ottawa County, OH is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

18.8k
2020 Value
± 892
−3.09%
1 Year decline
± 6.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ottawa County, OH declined at a rate of −3.09%, from 19.4k employees to 18.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ottawa County, OH, are Production Occupations (2,250 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,150 people), and Management Occupations (1,733 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ottawa County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ottawa County, OH, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,250 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,150 people), and Management Occupations (1,733 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ottawa County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.15 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.5 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ottawa County, OH, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($91,146), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,729), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($75,192).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.8k
2020 Value
± 892
−3.09%
1 Year decline
± 6.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ottawa County, OH declined at a rate of −3.09%, from 19.4k employees to 18.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ottawa County, OH, are Manufacturing (3,565 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,640 people), and Retail Trade (1,731 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ottawa County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Ottawa 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 Ottawa County, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,565 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,640 people), and Retail Trade (1,731 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ottawa County, OH has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.67 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.9 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ottawa County, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,837), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,902), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($62,279).

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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. $57.8B
  2. $53.5B
  3. $52.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Machinery with $57.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($53.5B) and Mixed freight ($52.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Ohio products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Ohio.
$685B
2020 Value in Ohio
$1.25T
Projected 2050 Value in Ohio
81.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $685B. This is expected to increase 81.7% to $1.25T by 2050.

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. $46.1B
  2. $39.9B
  3. $32.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $46.1B, followed by Indiana with $39.9B and Pennsylvania and $32.3B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ottawa County, OH went to Donald J. Trump with 60.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.22%). The most partisan county was Holmes County, OH with 83.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio is currently represented by 16 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Ottawa County, OH
60.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Ohio
  1. 83.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 82.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Ohio was Holmes County, OH with 83.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Ohio colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Rob Portman
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Ohio over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 16 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ottawa County, OH was $154,500 in 2020, which is 0.672 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $152,000 to $154,500, a 1.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Ottawa County, OH is 79%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Ottawa County, OH have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ottawa County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$154,500
2020 Median
± $4,791
$152,000
2019 Median
± $4,344

In 2020, the median property value in Ottawa County, OH grew to to $154,500 from the previous year's value of $152,000.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,306
Median Household Income
± $4,060
18.2k
Number of Households
± 914

In 2020, the median household income of the 18.2k households in Ottawa County, OH grew to $59,306 from the previous year's value of $59,099.

The following chart displays the households in Ottawa 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ottawa County, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ottawa County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

79%
2020 Homeownership
78.8%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 79% of the housing units in Ottawa County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ottawa County, OH compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ottawa County, OH have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.27% of the workforce in Ottawa County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (87%)
  2. Carpooled (4.87%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.99%)

In 2020, 87% of workers in Ottawa County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (4.87%) and those who worked at home (3.99%).

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

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Health

95% of the population of Ottawa County, OH has health coverage, with 51.3% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 20% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ottawa County, OH see 2398 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.15% increase from the previous year (2259 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2384 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1158 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Lawrence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.1%). Additionally, Jackson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,398 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ottawa County, OH

Primary care physicians in Ottawa County, OH see an average of 2,398 patients per year. This represents a 6.15% increase from the previous year (2,259 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ottawa County, OH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Ohio.
$8,712
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Ohio
$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

4.98%
Uninsured
51.3%
Employer Coverage
11.1%
Medicaid
20%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.14%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ottawa County, OH grew by 20.3% from 4.14% to 4.98%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ottawa 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. 19.1% prevalence
  2. 18.9% prevalence
  3. 18.7% prevalence

Lawrence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 19.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Ohio by county over multiple years.

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