Ashland County, OH

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2022 Population
52,522
0.258% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.5
1.72% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.7%
5.14% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$62,254
7.02% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$163,600
14.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
24,707
2.27% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Ashland County, OH had a population of 52.5k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $62,254. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ashland County, OH declined from 52,658 to 52,522, a −0.258% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,168 to $62,254, a 7.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ashland County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.16%), White (Hispanic) (0.967%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.777%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.609%).

None of the households in Ashland County, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Ashland County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ashland County, OH are Ashland University (1,361 degrees awarded in 2022) and Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center (42 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Ashland County, OH was $163,600, and the homeownership rate was 77.9%.

Most people in Ashland County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Ashland County, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ashland County, OH is home to a population of 52.5k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.27% of Ashland County, OH residents were born outside of the country (665 people).

In 2022, there were 43.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.7k people) in Ashland County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 508 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Ashland County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ashland County, OH was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ashland County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    49.7k ± 160
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.14k ± 176
  3. White (Hispanic)
    508 ± 136
1.68%
Hispanic Population
883 people

In 2022, there were 43.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.7k people) in Ashland County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 508 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.68% of the people in Ashland County, OH are hispanic (883 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,962 ± 6,288 people
  2. Mexico
    43,233 ± 5,095 people
  3. China
    34,193 ± 4,533 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,962 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,233 and China with 34,193.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.27%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
665 people
1.47%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
772 people

As of 2022, 1.27% of Ashland County, OH residents (665 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ashland County, OH was 1.47%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,118 ± 185
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    571 ± 149
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    260 ± 95

Ashland County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.96 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ashland County, OH employs 24.7k people. The largest industries in Ashland County, OH are Manufacturing (5,515 people), Retail Trade (3,004 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,912 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($173,333), Utilities ($58,625), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,063).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,975. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

24.7k
2022 Value
± 1,078
−2.27%
1 Year decline
± 6.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ashland County, OH declined at a rate of −2.27%, from 25.3k employees to 24.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ashland County, OH, are Production Occupations (3,275 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,804 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,432 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ashland County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24.7k
2022 Value
± 1,078
−2.27%
1 Year decline
± 6.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ashland County, OH declined at a rate of −2.27%, from 25.3k employees to 24.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ashland County, OH, are Manufacturing (5,515 people), Retail Trade (3,004 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,912 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ashland County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Ashland County, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,636
Median earning men ± $2,697
$28,163
Median earning women ± $2,009

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($64,191), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,459), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,027).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($41,481), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,868), and Wholesale Trade ($39,196).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 5.51M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 367
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 353
    Manufacturing
  3. 244
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ashland County, OH went to Donald J. Trump with 73.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (24.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.31%).

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
J. D. Vance
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Ashland County, OH awarded 1,403 degrees. The student population of Ashland County, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,747 male students and 2,472 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ashland County, OH are White (1,068 and 79.3%), followed by Black or African American (117 and 8.69%), Unknown (67 and 4.97%), and Hispanic or Latino (48 and 3.56%).

The largest universities in Ashland County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ashland University (1,361 and 97%) and Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center (42 and 2.99%).

The most popular majors in Ashland County, OH are General Business Administration & Management (244 and 17.4%), Nursing Practice (168 and 12%), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (124 and 8.84%).

The median tuition cost in Ashland County, OH for private four year colleges is $23,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Ashland County, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,219 (41.4% men and 58.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,219 students enrolled in Ashland County, OH, 41.4% men and 58.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,179 records, of which 60.4% were women and 39.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 31 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
  3. 161 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ashland County, OH was General Biological Sciences with 31 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,361 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ashland University with 1,361 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 543 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ashland County, OH, which is 0.631 times less than the 860 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,068 degrees mean that there were 9.13 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 117 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($23,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,140) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($912) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.724% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.686% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.05M), Some college (1.98M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ashland County, OH was $163,600 in 2022, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $143,100 to $163,600, a 14.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Ashland County, OH is 77.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ashland County, OH have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ashland County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ashland County, OH is $62,254. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ashland County, OH was Census Tract 9709 with a value of $69,286, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9710, with respective values of $67,857 and $67,159.

In 2022, 12.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ashland County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.34%.

Property

$163,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,553
$15,954
Median Property Taxes
±$847

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ashland County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.9%
Homeownership
2022
64.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.9% of the housing units in Ashland County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9709
  2. Census Tract 9702
  3. Census Tract 9710

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ashland County, OH was Census Tract 9709 with a value of $69,286, followed by Census Tract 9702 and Census Tract 9710, with respective values of $67,857 and $67,159.

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

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Household Income

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$62,254
Median Household Income
± $2,954
20.5k
Number of Households
± 981

In 2022, the median household income of the 20.5k households in Ashland County, OH grew to $62,254 from the previous year's value of $58,168.

The following chart displays the households in Ashland 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ashland County, OH is from Ohio.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2022, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0361% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81%)
  2. Carpooled (7.52%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.71%)

In 2022, 81% of workers in Ashland County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.52%) and those who worked at home (5.71%).

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ashland County, OH have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.05% of the workforce in Ashland County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ashland County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.34%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ashland County, OH (5.95k out of 50.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ashland County, OH is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 15.6% of the children was living in poverty in Ashland County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 103 in Ashland County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 43.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.8% of the population of Ashland County, OH has health coverage, with 46.8% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.15% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ashland County, OH see 2325 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.84% increase from the previous year (2239 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2426 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 424 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,325 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ashland County, OH

Primary care physicians in Ashland County, OH see an average of 2,325 patients per year. This represents a 3.84% increase from the previous year (2,239 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 19% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.15%
Uninsured
46.8%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.15%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ashland County, OH declined by 5.3% from 8.61% to 8.15%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 62.5 in Ashland County, OH.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.1% in Ashland County, OH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.7% in Ashland County, OH.

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