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Stark County, OH&

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0.41% decline
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Median Household Income
4.46% growth
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2.49% decline
Median Property Value
2.69% growth


The economy of Stark County, OH employs 179,626 people. The economy of Stark County, OH is specialized in Manufacturing; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Utilities, which employ respectively 1.77; 1.55; and 1.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Stark County, OH are Manufacturing (30,006), Healthcare & Social Assistance (28,907), and Retail trade (19,862), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($60,026), Utilities ($50,656), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($46,660).

Median household income in Stark County, OH is $50,994. Males in Stark County, OH have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,287. The income inequality of Stark County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466 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 Stark County, OH. In Stark 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 77 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,062. Mahoning County, OH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Ohio.


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Stark County, OH is home to a population of 373,612 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Stark County, OH is composed of 323,632 White residents (86.6%), 27,206 Black residents (7.28%), 11,034 Two+ residents (2.95%), 7,339 Hispanic residents (1.96%), and 3,617 Asian residents (0.97%). The most common foreign languages in Stark County, OH are Spanish (4,232 speakers), German (1,010 speakers), and Greek (872 speakers), but compared to other places, Stark County, OH has a relative high number of Greek (872 speakers), Other Slavic (624 speakers), and Other West Germanic (584 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Stark County, OH awarded 5,168 degrees. The student population of Stark County, OH is skewed towards females, with 1,907 male students and 3,261 female students. Most students in Stark County, OH are White (4,269 and 82.6%), followed by Black or African American (386 and 7.47%), Unknown (260 and 5.03%), and Two or more races (92 and 1.78%). The largest universities in Stark County, OH by number of graduates are Stark State College (1,849 and 35.8%), Kent State University at Stark (813 and 15.7%), and Walsh University (747 and 14.5%). The most popular majors in Stark County, OH are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (783 and 15.2%), Registered Nursing (214 and 4.14%), and General Studies (200 and 3.87%). The median tuition costs in Stark County, OH are $28,524 for private four year colleges, and $5,664 and $14,028 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 Stark County, OH is $129,800, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $126,400 to $129,800, a 2.69% increase. The homeownership rate of Stark County, OH is 68.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Stark County, OH have an average commute time of 21.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Stark County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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