Franklin County, OH

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2020 Population
1.3M
1.11% 1-year growth
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
Rob Portman
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
34.2
0.293% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
15.1%
3.82% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$62,352
1.71% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$185,900
6.17% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
683,925
0.838% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Franklin County, OH had a population of 1.3M people with a median age of 34.2 and a median household income of $62,352. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Franklin County, OH grew from 1.29M to 1.3M, a 1.11% increase and its median household income grew from $61,305 to $62,352, a 1.71% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.39%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.8%), and White (Hispanic) (2.83%).

None of the households in Franklin 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.

94.3% of the residents in Franklin County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin County, OH are Ohio State University-Main Campus (17,098 degrees awarded in 2020), Columbus State Community College (5,894 degrees), and Franklin University (1,752 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Franklin County, OH was $185,900, and the homeownership rate was 53.6%.

Most people in Franklin County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, OH was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Franklin County, OH is home to a population of 1.3M people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 11% of Franklin County, OH residents were born outside of the country (144k people).

In 2020, there were 2.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (811k people) in Franklin County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 293k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 70.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.3%
2020 Citizenship
94.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.3% of Franklin County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, OH was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    811k ± 743
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    293k ± 2.45k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    70.3k ± 1.25k
5.68%
Hispanic Population
74.1k people

In 2020, there were 2.77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (811k people) in Franklin County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 293k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 70.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.68% of the people in Franklin County, OH are hispanic (74.1k people).

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

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Ohio.
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

11%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
144k people
10.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
141k people

As of 2020, 11% of Franklin County, OH residents (144k 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 Franklin County, OH was 10.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    17,926 ± 778
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    13,431 ± 1,115
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    8,998 ± 769

Franklin County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Franklin County, OH employs 684k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (107,466 people), Retail Trade (80,081 people), and Educational Services (64,572 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,887), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,676), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($64,203).

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

684k
2020 Value
± 7,210
0.838%
1 Year growth
± 1.37%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Franklin County, OH grew at a rate of 0.838%, from 678k employees to 684k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (83,253 people), Management Occupations (72,708 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (64,043 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

684k
2020 Value
± 7,210
0.838%
1 Year growth
± 1.37%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Franklin County, OH grew at a rate of 0.838%, from 678k employees to 684k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (107,466 people), Retail Trade (80,081 people), and Educational Services (64,572 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Franklin 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

$44,007
Median earning men ± $683
$35,905
Median earning women ± $453

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,256), Public Administration ($65,450), and Information ($55,171).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($54,855), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,833), and Information ($44,723).

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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. 13,933
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 7,607
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 7,172
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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. $15.9M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $14.4M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $9.48M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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 Franklin County, OH went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 64.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.22%).

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 Franklin County, OH awarded 30,172 degrees. The student population of Franklin County, OH in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 48,992 male students and 61,842 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin County, OH are White (19,098 and 68.2%), followed by Black or African American (3,361 and 12%), Unknown (1,641 and 5.86%), and Asian (1,568 and 5.6%).

The largest universities in Franklin County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ohio State University-Main Campus (17,098 and 56.7%), Columbus State Community College (5,894 and 19.5%), and Franklin University (1,752 and 5.81%).

The most popular majors in Franklin County, OH are Registered Nursing (1,877 and 6.22%), General Business Administration & Management (1,497 and 4.96%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,343 and 4.45%).

The median tuition costs in Franklin County, OH are $32,300 for private four year colleges, and $10,615 and $32,599 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Franklin County, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 110,834 (44.2% men and 55.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 110,834 students enrolled in Franklin County, OH, 44.2% men and 55.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 66,828 records, of which 55.1% were women and 44.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 988 degree-majors awarded
  2. 807 degree-majors awarded
  3. 633 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Franklin County, OH was Registered Nursing with 988 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 17,098 degrees awarded
  2. 5,894 degrees awarded
  3. 1,752 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ohio State University-Main Campus with 17,098 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 13,108 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin County, OH, which is 0.768 times less than the 17,064 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 19,098 degrees mean that there were 5.68 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,361 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 ($32,300) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,224) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,867) 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 Franklin County, OH was $185,900 in 2020, which is 0.809 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $175,100 to $185,900, a 6.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, OH is 53.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Franklin County, OH have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Franklin County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Franklin County, OH is $62,352. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Franklin County, OH was Census Tract 62.36 with a value of $186,513, followed by Census Tract 63.91 and Census Tract 65, with respective values of $174,000 and $171,845.

In 2021, 15.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Franklin County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.27%.

Property

$185,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$1,827
$278,490
Median Property Taxes
±$3,925

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

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

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Rent vs Own

53.6%
Homeownership
2020
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 53.6% of the housing units in Franklin County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 62.36
  2. Census Tract 63.91
  3. Census Tract 65

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, OH was Census Tract 62.36 with a value of $186,513, followed by Census Tract 63.91 and Census Tract 65, with respective values of $174,000 and $171,845.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$62,352
Median Household Income
± $706
519k
Number of Households
± 6,091

In 2020, the median household income of the 519k households in Franklin County, OH grew to $62,352 from the previous year's value of $61,305.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin 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 Franklin 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 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.83%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.57%)

In 2018, 81.3% of workers in Franklin County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.83%) and those who worked at home (4.57%).

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

22.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, OH have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in Franklin 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 Franklin County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Franklin County, OH have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Franklin County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.27%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, OH (192k out of 1.27M 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 18.6% of the children was living in poverty in Franklin County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 423 in Franklin County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 87.4 per 100,000 population.

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92.3% of the population of Franklin County, OH has health coverage, with 54% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 9.1% on Medicare, 9.43% on non-group plans, and 0.964% 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 Franklin County, OH see 988 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.803% decrease from the previous year (996 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1074 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 308 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% 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

988 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Franklin County, OH

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, OH see an average of 988 patients per year. This represents a 0.803% decrease from the previous year (996 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Ohio across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 26.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

7.74%
Uninsured
54%
Employer Coverage
18.8%
Medicaid
9.1%
Medicare
9.43%
Non-Group
0.964%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, OH grew by 1.78% from 7.6% to 7.74%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Franklin 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 68.3 in Franklin 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 30.2% in Franklin County, OH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.89% in Franklin County, OH.

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