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0.21% growth
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The economy of Portage County, OH employs 81,544 people. The economy of Portage County, OH is specialized in Manufacturing; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 1.77; 1.65; and 1.22 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Portage County, OH are Manufacturing (14,977), Retail trade (10,350), and Educational Services (9,335), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,159), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($45,781), and Finance & Insurance ($40,397).

Median household income in Portage County, OH is $52,552. Males in Portage County, OH have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,590. The income inequality of Portage County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469 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 Portage County, OH. In Portage County, OH the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 40 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,467. Mahoning County, OH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Ohio.


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Portage County, OH is home to a population of 161,897 people, from which 97.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Portage County, OH is composed of 146,480 White residents (90.5%), 6,274 Black residents (3.88%), 3,554 Two+ residents (2.2%), 2,841 Asian residents (1.75%), and 2,517 Hispanic residents (1.55%). The most common foreign languages in Portage County, OH are Spanish (1,384 speakers), Arabic (904 speakers), and Chinese (844 speakers), but compared to other places, Portage County, OH has a relative high number of Hungarian (100 speakers), Other West Germanic (375 speakers), and Arabic (904 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Portage County, OH awarded 7,634 degrees. The student population of Portage County, OH is skewed towards females, with 2,795 male students and 4,839 female students. Most students in Portage County, OH are White (5,817 and 76.2%), followed by Black or African American (452 and 5.92%), Unknown (323 and 4.23%), and Asian (165 and 2.16%). The largest universities in Portage County, OH by number of graduates are Kent State University at Kent (6,906 and 90.5%), Hiram College (288 and 3.77%), and Northeast Ohio Medical University (210 and 2.75%). The most popular majors in Portage County, OH are Registered Nursing (564 and 7.39%), General Business Administration & Management (337 and 4.41%), and General Psychology (328 and 4.3%). The median tuition costs in Portage County, OH are $29,347 for private four year colleges, and $10,012 and $18,212 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 Portage County, OH is $150,900, which is 0.78 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $149,300 to $150,900, a 1.07% increase. The homeownership rate of Portage County, OH is 68.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Portage County, OH have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Portage County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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