Athens County, OH

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2020 Population
65,945
0.0425% 1-year growth
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
Rob Portman
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
30
1.35% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
27.9%
7.51% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$42,414
3.69% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$139,100
7.33% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
28,866
2.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Athens County, OH had a population of 65.9k people with a median age of 30 and a median household income of $42,414. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Athens County, OH grew from 65,917 to 65,945, a 0.0425% increase and its median household income grew from $40,905 to $42,414, a 3.69% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Athens County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.79%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.42%), and White (Hispanic) (1.43%).

None of the households in Athens 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.

97.1% of the residents in Athens County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Athens County, OH are Ohio University-Main Campus (10,725 degrees awarded in 2020), Hocking College (591 degrees), and Tri-County Adult Career Center (28 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Athens County, OH was $139,100, and the homeownership rate was 58.9%.

Most people in Athens County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Athens County, OH was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Athens County, OH is home to a population of 65.9k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.95% of Athens County, OH residents were born outside of the country (2.61k people).

In 2020, there were 30.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.1k people) in Athens County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.91k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.84k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.1%
2020 Citizenship
96.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.1% of Athens County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Athens County, OH was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Athens County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    59.1k ± 44
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.91k ± 300
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.84k ± 118
1.94%
Hispanic Population
1.28k people

In 2020, there were 30.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.1k people) in Athens County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.91k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.84k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.94% of the people in Athens County, OH are hispanic (1.28k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Athens County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,307 ± 6,257 people
  2. Mexico
    43,106 ± 5,088 people
  3. China
    34,944 ± 4,583 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,307 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,106 and China with 34,944.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.95%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.61k people
4.38%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.89k people

As of 2020, 3.95% of Athens County, OH residents (2.61k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Athens County, OH was 4.38%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,049 ± 170
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    691 ± 274
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    383 ± 100

Athens County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Athens County, OH employs 28.9k people. The largest industries in Athens County, OH are Educational Services (7,581 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,834 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,793 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,898), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,179), and Public Administration ($42,786).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,988. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

28.9k
2020 Value
± 1,229
2.6%
1 Year growth
± 5.67%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Athens County, OH grew at a rate of 2.6%, from 28.1k employees to 28.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Athens County, OH, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,581 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,194 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,911 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Athens County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

28.9k
2020 Value
± 1,229
2.6%
1 Year growth
± 5.67%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Athens County, OH grew at a rate of 2.6%, from 28.1k employees to 28.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Athens County, OH, are Educational Services (7,581 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,834 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,793 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Athens County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Athens 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

$30,167
Median earning men ± $3,850
$21,252
Median earning women ± $1,546

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,382), Public Administration ($44,280), and Wholesale Trade ($42,826).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($39,123), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($34,375), and Construction ($31,595).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Ohio.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 495
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 292
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 258
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $298k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $91k
    Retail Trade
  3. $70.8k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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. $57.8B
  2. $53.5B
  3. $52.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Machinery with $57.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($53.5B) and Mixed freight ($52.6B).

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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$685B
2020 Value in Ohio
$1.25T
Projected 2050 Value in Ohio
81.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $685B. This is expected to increase 81.7% to $1.25T by 2050.

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. $46.1B
  2. $39.9B
  3. $32.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $46.1B, followed by Indiana with $39.9B and Pennsylvania and $32.3B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Athens County, OH went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman 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 16 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
Rob Portman
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are the senators currently representing Ohio.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in Ohio over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 16 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Athens County, OH awarded 11,344 degrees. The student population of Athens County, OH in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 11,587 male students and 16,585 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Athens County, OH are White (9,131 and 83.3%), followed by Black or African American (616 and 5.62%), Hispanic or Latino (381 and 3.48%), and Two or More Races (359 and 3.28%).

The largest universities in Athens County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ohio University-Main Campus (10,725 and 94.5%), Hocking College (591 and 5.21%), and Tri-County Adult Career Center (28 and 0.247%).

The most popular majors in Athens County, OH are Registered Nursing (2,426 and 21.4%), General Business Administration & Management (492 and 4.34%), and Health Care Administration & Management (337 and 2.97%).

The median tuition cost in Athens County, OH for a public four year colleges is $12,612 for in-state students and $22,406 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Athens County, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 28,172 (41.1% men and 58.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 28,172 students enrolled in Athens County, OH, 41.1% men and 58.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 22,024 records, of which 59.7% were women and 40.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 2,347 degree-majors awarded
  2. 244 degree-majors awarded
  3. 215 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Athens County, OH was Registered Nursing with 2,347 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 10,725 degrees awarded
  2. 591 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ohio University-Main Campus with 10,725 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 4,510 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Athens County, OH, which is 0.66 times less than the 6,834 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 9,131 degrees mean that there were 14.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 616 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($12,612) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,484) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.598% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.606% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (3.02M), Some college (2.03M), and Bachelors Degree (1.54M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Athens County, OH was $139,100 in 2020, which is 0.605 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $129,600 to $139,100, a 7.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Athens County, OH is 58.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Athens County, OH have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Athens County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Athens County, OH is $42,414. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Athens County, OH was Census Tract 9733 with a value of $79,071, followed by Census Tract 9737 and Census Tract 9730, with respective values of $71,295 and $54,886.

In 2021, 20.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Athens County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.86%.

Property

$139,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,585
$13,268
Median Property Taxes
±$818

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 Athens County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Athens County, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.9%
Homeownership
2020
63.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 58.9% of the housing units in Athens County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9733
  2. Census Tract 9737
  3. Census Tract 9730

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Athens County, OH was Census Tract 9733 with a value of $79,071, followed by Census Tract 9737 and Census Tract 9730, with respective values of $71,295 and $54,886.

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

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Household Income

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$42,414
Median Household Income
± $3,686
22.5k
Number of Households
± 1,060

In 2020, the median household income of the 22.5k households in Athens County, OH grew to $42,414 from the previous year's value of $40,905.

The following chart displays the households in Athens 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Athens County, OH is from Ohio.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2020, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.751% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (71.4%)
  2. Walked (13.4%)
  3. Carpooled (6.58%)

In 2020, 71.4% of workers in Athens County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (13.4%) and those who carpooled to work (6.58%).

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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Commute Time

21.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Athens County, OH have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.07% of the workforce in Athens County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 20.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Athens County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.86%.

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Poverty & Diversity

27.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Athens County, OH (15.7k out of 56.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Athens County, OH is White, followed by Two Or More and Asian.

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 2021, 25.3% of the children was living in poverty in Athens County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 6.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 112 in Athens County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 9.97 per 100,000 population.

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93.9% of the population of Athens County, OH has health coverage, with 52.7% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Athens County, OH see 1371 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.93% increase from the previous year (1332 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4666 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 187 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Ohio, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,371 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Athens County, OH

Primary care physicians in Athens County, OH see an average of 1,371 patients per year. This represents a 2.93% increase from the previous year (1,332 patients).

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Community Mobility

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.2% under 18 years, 36.8% between 18 and 34 years, 31.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.12%
Uninsured
52.7%
Employer Coverage
17.9%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.13%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Athens County, OH declined by 0.359% from 6.14% to 6.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Athens County, OH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54.6 in Athens County, OH.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 35.1% in Athens County, OH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.05% in Athens County, OH.

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