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Summit County, OH&

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0.31% decline
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1.42% growth
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0.39% decline
Median Property Value
1.94% growth


The economy of Summit County, OH employs 263,453 people. The economy of Summit County, OH is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Manufacturing; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.63; 1.61; and 1.26 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Summit County, OH are Healthcare & Social Assistance (42,243), Manufacturing (40,008), and Retail trade (33,301), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,756), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($60,714), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($52,644).

Median household income in Summit County, OH is $52,036. Males in Summit 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 Summit 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 Summit County, OH. In Summit County, OH the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 98 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,029. Mahoning County, OH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Ohio.


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Summit County, OH is home to a population of 540,300 people, from which 96.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Summit County, OH is composed of 418,850 White residents (77.5%), 77,311 Black residents (14.3%), 17,078 Asian residents (3.16%), 14,658 Two+ residents (2.71%), and 10,675 Hispanic residents (1.98%). The most common foreign languages in Summit County, OH are Spanish (5,853 speakers), Other Indic (2,722 speakers), and Chinese (2,364 speakers), but compared to other places, Summit County, OH has a relative high number of Hungarian (547 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (1,502 speakers), and Thai (577 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Summit County, OH awarded 6,698 degrees. The student population of Summit County, OH is skewed towards females, with 2,965 male students and 3,733 female students. Most students in Summit County, OH are White (4,949 and 73.9%), followed by Black or African American (788 and 11.8%), Unknown (189 and 2.82%), and Asian (160 and 2.39%). The largest universities in Summit County, OH by number of graduates are University of Akron Main Campus (5,650 and 84.4%), Fortis College-Cuyahoga Falls (219 and 3.27%), and Brown Mackie College-Akron (204 and 3.05%). The most popular majors in Summit County, OH are Registered Nursing (262 and 3.91%), General Business (165 and 2.46%), and Mechanical Engineering (125 and 1.87%). The median tuition costs in Summit County, OH are N/A for private four year colleges, and $8,618 and $17,149 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 Summit County, OH is $141,900, which is 0.69 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $139,200 to $141,900, a 1.94% increase. The homeownership rate of Summit County, OH is 64.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Summit County, OH have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Summit County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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