Wood County, OH

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Population

129,504

0.0665% growth

Median Age

34.6


Median Household Income

$58,033

3.66% growth

Poverty Rate

13.4%


Number of Employees

67,528

1.58% growth

Median Property Value

$154,700

3.76% growth

About

In 2017, Wood County, OH had a population of 130k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $58,033. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wood County, OH grew from 129,418 to 129,504, a 0.0665% increase and its median household income grew from $55,985 to $58,033, a 3.66% increase.

The population of Wood County, OH is 88.7% White Alone, 5.35% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.68% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Wood County, OH speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wood County, OH are Bowling Green State University-Main Campus (4,138 degrees awarded in 2017), Owens Community College (1,482 degrees), and Penta County Joint Vocational School (121 degrees).

The median property value in Wood County, OH is $154,700, and the homeownership rate is 65.7%. Most people in Wood County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Wood County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wood County, OH employs 67.5k people. The largest industries in Wood County, OH are Manufacturing (11,747 people), Educational Services (9,097 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,778 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,310), Utilities ($63,690), and Finance & Insurance ($60,947).

Median household income in Wood County, OH is $58,033. Males in Wood 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 Wood County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,033

2017 value

± $1,604

3.66%

1 Year Growth

± 3.42%

Households in Wood County, OH have a median annual income of $58,033, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,985 in 2016, which represents a 3.66% 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 Wood 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 206.02

  2. Census Tract 212

  3. Census Tract 204.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wood County, OH was Census Tract 206.02 with a value of $126,413, followed by Census Tract 212 and Census Tract 204.02, with respective values of $89,792 and $81,944.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wood County, OH (16.4k out of 123k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    14,124 ± 907

  2. Hispanic

    1,373 ± 246

  3. Black

    1,024 ± 243

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wood 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

67.5k

2017 Value

± 1,661

1.58%

1 Year growth

± 3.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wood County, OH grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 66.5k employees to 67.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wood County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,822 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,820 people), and Management Occupations (6,296 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wood County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wood County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,822 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,820 people), and Management Occupations (6,296 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wood County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.52 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.33 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wood County, OH, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,500), Management Occupations ($72,712), and Legal Occupations ($72,563).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

67.5k

2017 Value

± 1,661

1.58%

1 Year growth

± 3.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wood County, OH grew at a rate of 1.58%, from 66.5k employees to 67.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wood County, OH, are Manufacturing (11,747 people), Educational Services (9,097 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,778 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wood County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Wood 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 Wood County, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (11,747 people), Educational Services (9,097 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,778 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wood County, OH has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.17 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.72 times), and Educational Services (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wood County, OH, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,310), Utilities ($63,690), and Finance & Insurance ($60,947).

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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. $68.6B

  2. $67.9B

  3. $51B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $68.6B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($67.9B) and Machinery ($51B).

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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$675B

2020 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

41.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $675B. This is expected to increase 41.1% 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. $49.2B

  2. $37.6B

  3. $35.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $49.2B, followed by Indiana with $37.6B and Pennsylvania and $35.5B.

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

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Health

94.9% of the population of Wood County, OH has health coverage, with 63.4% on employee plans, 8.81% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.995% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wood County, OH see 1441 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.03% decrease from the previous year (1456 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2831 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 748 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

1,441 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wood County, OH see an average of 1,441 patients per year. This represents a 1.03% decrease from the previous year (1,456 patients).

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

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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

5.08%

Uninsured

63.4%

Employer Coverage

8.81%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

10.4%

Non-Group

0.995%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wood County, OH declined by 10.5% from 5.67% to 5.08%.

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

Wood County, OH is home to a population of 130k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.16% of Wood County, OH residents were born outside of the country (4.09k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wood County, OH is composed of 115k White Alone residents (88.7%), 6.92k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.35%), 3.47k Black or African American Alone residents (2.68%), 2.16k Asian Alone residents (1.66%), 1.9k Two or More Races residents (1.46%), 174 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.134%), 33 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0255%), and 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00386%).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wood County, OH was 34.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Wood County, OH are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Wood County, OH residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.16%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.09k people

3.15%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.07k people

As of 2017, 3.16% of Wood County, OH residents (4.09k 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 Wood County, OH was 3.15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Wood County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wood County, OH was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    115k ± 23

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.92k ± 463

  3. Black or African American Alone

    3.47k ± 190

In 2017, there were 16.6 times more White Alone residents (115k people) in Wood County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.92k Hispanic or Latino and 3.47k 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 Wood County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,476 ± 212

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,288 ± 258

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    834 ± 169

Wood County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Wood County, OH awarded 5,844 degrees. The student population of Wood County, OH is skewed towards women, with 12,683 male students and 14,894 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wood County, OH are White (4,458 and 80%), followed by Black or African American (465 and 8.34%), Hispanic or Latino (263 and 4.72%), and Unknown (162 and 2.91%).

The largest universities in Wood County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Bowling Green State University-Main Campus (4,138 and 70.8%), Owens Community College (1,482 and 25.4%), and Penta County Joint Vocational School (121 and 2.07%).

The most popular majors in Wood County, OH are Registered Nursing (261 and 4.47%), General Psychology (203 and 3.47%), and Other Management Information Systems & Services (174 and 2.98%).

The median tuition costs in Wood County, OH are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,096 and $16,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wood County, OH was Education of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs with 138 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Wood County, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,138 degrees awarded

  2. 1,482 degrees awarded

  3. 121 degrees awarded

$9,096

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Wood County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bowling Green State University-Main Campus with 4,138 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,404

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,440

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,404 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wood County, OH, which is 0.699 times less than the 3,440 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,458 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    465 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    263 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wood County, OH were to White students. These 4,458 degrees mean that there were 9.59 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 465 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wood County, OH was $154,700 in 2017, which is 0.673 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $149,100 to $154,700, a 3.76% increase. The homeownership rate in Wood County, OH is 65.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wood County, OH have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wood County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$154,700

2017 Median

± $2,328

$149,100

2016 Median

± $3,183

In 2017, the median property value in Wood County, OH grew to to $154,700 from the previous year's value of $149,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wood 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 Wood County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$58,033

Median Household Income

± $1,604

50.2k

Number of Households

± 1,381

In 2017, the median household income of the 50.2k households in Wood County, OH grew to $58,033 from the previous year's value of $55,985.

The following chart displays the households in Wood 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wood County, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wood County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.7%

2017 Homeownership

66.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.7% of the housing units in Wood County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

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

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wood County, OH have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.3% of the workforce in Wood County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.42%

  3. Walked

    4.17%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wood County, OH was Drove Alone (83.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.42%) and those who Walked (4.17%).

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

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