Washington County, OH

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Population

60,871

0.463% decline

Median Age

43.8


Median Household Income

$46,021

2.81% growth

Poverty Rate

15.5%


Number of Employees

26,853

0.0261% growth

Median Property Value

$119,400

4.74% growth

About

In 2017, Washington County, OH had a population of 60.9k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $46,021. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Washington County, OH declined from 61,154 to 60,871, a -0.463% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,763 to $46,021, a 2.81% increase.

The population of Washington County, OH is 95.3% White Alone, 1.3% Two or More Races, and 1.19% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Washington County, OH speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Washington County, OH are Washington State Community College (457 degrees awarded in 2016), Marietta College (324 degrees), and Washington County Career Center-Adult Technical Training (249 degrees).

The median property value in Washington County, OH is $119,400, and the homeownership rate is 73.9%. Most people in Washington County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Washington County, OH employs 26.9k people. The largest industries in Washington County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,244 people), Manufacturing (3,979 people), and Retail Trade (3,289 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,875), Public Administration ($48,856), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,464).

Median household income in Washington County, OH is $46,021. Males in Washington 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 Washington County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,021

2017 value

± $1,778

2.81%

1 Year Growth

± 5.73%

Households in Washington County, OH have a median annual income of $46,021, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,763 in 2016, which represents a 2.81% 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 Washington 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 214

  2. Census Tract 215

  3. Census Tract 203

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Washington County, OH was Census Tract 214 with a value of $62,429, followed by Census Tract 215 and Census Tract 203, with respective values of $60,658 and $56,477.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, OH (9.12k out of 59k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    8,627 ± 588

  2. Black

    180 ± 153

  3. Hispanic

    167 ± 164

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

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

26.9k

2017 Value

± 1,056

0.0261%

1 Year growth

± 5.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, OH grew at a rate of 0.0261%, from 26.8k employees to 26.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,344 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,888 people), and Production Occupations (2,259 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Washington County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,344 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,888 people), and Production Occupations (2,259 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.6 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.45 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Washington County, OH, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($91,250), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,528), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,583).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

26.9k

2017 Value

± 1,056

0.0261%

1 Year growth

± 5.37%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Washington County, OH grew at a rate of 0.0261%, from 26.8k employees to 26.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,244 people), Manufacturing (3,979 people), and Retail Trade (3,289 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Washington 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 Washington County, OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,244 people), Manufacturing (3,979 people), and Retail Trade (3,289 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Washington County, OH has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.79 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.46 times), and Utilities (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Washington County, OH, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,875), Public Administration ($48,856), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($43,464).

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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. $65.2B

  2. $64.2B

  3. $45.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $65.2B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($64.2B) and Machinery ($45.1B).

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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$614B

2015 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

55% growth

In 2015, total outbound Ohio trade was $614B. This is expected to increase 55% 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. $44.3B

  2. $34.5B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $44.3B, followed by Indiana with $34.5B and Pennsylvania and $31.7B.

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

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Health

91.8% of the population of Washington County, OH has health coverage, with 46% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.56% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washington County, OH see 1389 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.144% decrease from the previous year (1391 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2245 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1263 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

1,389 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington County, OH see an average of 1,389 patients per year. This represents a 0.144% decrease from the previous year (1,391 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

8.24%

Uninsured

46%

Employer Coverage

17.8%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

1.56%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, OH declined by 4.52% from 8.63% to 8.24%.

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

Washington County, OH is home to a population of 60.9k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.27% of Washington County, OH residents were born outside of the country (776 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Washington County, OH is composed of 58k White Alone residents (95.3%), 790 Two or More Races residents (1.3%), 725 Black or African American Alone residents (1.19%), 626 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.03%), 367 Asian Alone residents (0.603%), 264 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.434%), 63 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.103%), and 28 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.046%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Washington County, OH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Washington County, OH was 43.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Washington County, OH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Washington County, OH residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.27%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

776 people

1.43%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

875 people

As of 2017, 1.27% of Washington County, OH residents (776 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 Washington County, OH was 1.43%, 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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Washington County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, OH was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    58k ± 39

  2. Two or More Races

    790 ± 175

  3. Black or African American Alone

    725 ± 132

In 2017, there were 73.4 times more White Alone residents (58k people) in Washington County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 790 Two or More Races and 725 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Washington County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Washington County, OH citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Washington County, OH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Washington County, OH are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,911 ± 213

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    838 ± 213

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    754 ± 175

Washington County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Washington County, OH awarded 1,030 degrees. The student population of Washington County, OH is skewed towards women, with 1,597 male students and 1,639 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Washington County, OH are White (930 and 93.3%), followed by Black or African American (24 and 2.41%), Unknown (16 and 1.6%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 1%).

The largest universities in Washington County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Washington State Community College (457 and 44.4%), Marietta College (324 and 31.5%), and Washington County Career Center-Adult Technical Training (249 and 24.2%).

The most popular majors in Washington County, OH are Petroleum Engineering (82 and 7.96%), Chemical Process Technology (55 and 5.34%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (45 and 4.37%).

The median tuition costs in Washington County, OH are $34,340 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 55 degrees awarded

  2. 45 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Washington County, OH was Chemical Process Technology with 55 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Washington County, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 457 degrees awarded

  2. 324 degrees awarded

  3. 249 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$34,340

Median Private

In 2016, the Washington County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington State Community College with 457 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

499

Degrees Awarded to Men

531

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 499 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Washington County, OH, which is 0.94 times less than the 531 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Washington County, OH by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    930 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    24 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    16 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Washington County, OH were to White students. These 930 degrees mean that there were 38.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 24 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Washington County, OH was $119,400 in 2017, which is 0.549 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,000 to $119,400, a 4.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, OH is 73.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Washington County, OH have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Washington County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,021

Median Household Income

± $1,778

25.4k

Number of Households

± 959

In 2017, the median household income of the 25.4k households in Washington County, OH grew to $46,021 from the previous year's value of $44,763.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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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Housing

Property Value

$119,400

2017 Median

± $5,264

$114,000

2016 Median

± $4,328

In 2017, the median property value in Washington County, OH grew to to $119,400 from the previous year's value of $114,000.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.9%

2017 Homeownership

74.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.9% of the housing units in Washington County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, OH have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.55% of the workforce in Washington County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.1%

  2. Carpooled

    7.57%

  3. Walked

    3.35%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Washington County, OH was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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