Ross County, OH

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2022 Population
76,957
0.321% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.3
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
16.1%
2.5% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,048
7.49% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$153,500
14.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
31,793
0.911% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ross County, OH had a population of 77k people with a median age of 41.3 and a median household income of $58,048. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ross County, OH declined from 77,205 to 76,957, a −0.321% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,004 to $58,048, a 7.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ross County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.56%), White (Hispanic) (0.611%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.437%).

None of the households in Ross 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.

99.6% of the residents in Ross County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ross County, OH are Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District (172 degrees awarded in 2022), Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus (63 degrees), and Hair Academy (497675) (18 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Ross County, OH was $153,500, and the homeownership rate was 70.9%.

Most people in Ross County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Ross County, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ross County, OH is home to a population of 77k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.734% of Ross County, OH residents were born outside of the country (565 people).

In 2022, there were 16.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (68.3k people) in Ross County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.16k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Ross County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ross County, OH was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ross County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    68.3k ± 403
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.16k ± 221
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.74k ± 355
1.38%
Hispanic Population
1.06k people

In 2022, there were 16.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (68.3k people) in Ross County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.16k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.74k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.38% of the people in Ross County, OH are hispanic (1.06k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,962 ± 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

0.734%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
565 people
0.865%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
668 people

As of 2022, 0.734% of Ross County, OH residents (565 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 Ross County, OH was 0.865%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,793 ± 223
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    928 ± 257
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    908 ± 217

Ross County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ross County, OH employs 31.8k people. The largest industries in Ross County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,890 people), Manufacturing (5,669 people), and Retail Trade (3,926 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,250), Utilities ($58,393), and Manufacturing ($58,299).

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

31.8k
2022 Value
± 1,448
0.911%
1 Year growth
± 6.35%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ross County, OH grew at a rate of 0.911%, from 31.5k employees to 31.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ross County, OH, are Production Occupations (3,632 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,032 people), and Management Occupations (2,476 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ross County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

31.8k
2022 Value
± 1,448
0.911%
1 Year growth
± 6.35%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ross County, OH grew at a rate of 0.911%, from 31.5k employees to 31.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ross County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,890 people), Manufacturing (5,669 people), and Retail Trade (3,926 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ross County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Ross 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

$50,615
Median earning men ± $2,906
$34,223
Median earning women ± $1,839

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($81,731), Public Administration ($61,867), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,130).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($50,838), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,233), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,092).

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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. 470
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 309
    Retail Trade
  3. 302
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ross County, OH went to Donald J. Trump with 66.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (31.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.04%).

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.

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Ross County, OH awarded 253 degrees. The student population of Ross County, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 719 male students and 1,366 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ross County, OH are White (235 and 92.9%), followed by Black or African American (9 and 3.56%), Two or More Races (4 and 1.58%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 0.791%).

The largest universities in Ross County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District (172 and 68%), Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus (63 and 24.9%), and Hair Academy (497675) (18 and 7.11%).

The most popular majors in Ross County, OH are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (43 and 17%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (29 and 11.5%), and Lineworker (22 and 8.7%).

The median tuition cost in Ross County, OH for a public four year colleges is $6,004 for in-state students and $8,996 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,085 students enrolled in Ross County, OH, 34.5% men and 65.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,774 records, of which 66.9% were women and 33.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 43 degrees awarded
  2. 9 degrees awarded
  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Ross County, OH was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 43 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Ross County, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 172 degrees awarded
  2. 63 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District with 172 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 113 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ross County, OH, which is 0.807 times less than the 140 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 235 degrees mean that there were 26.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 9 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($6,004) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($918) 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.

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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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 Ross County, OH was $153,500 in 2022, which is 0.545 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $134,300 to $153,500, a 14.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Ross County, OH is 70.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ross County, OH have an average commute time of 27.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ross County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ross County, OH is $58,048. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ross County, OH was Census Tract 9566 with a value of $79,638, followed by Census Tract 9556.03 and Census Tract 9557, with respective values of $77,411 and $66,360.

In 2022, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ross County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.598%.

Property

$153,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,107
$20,949
Median Property Taxes
±$1,074

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 Ross County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.9%
Homeownership
2022
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.9% of the housing units in Ross County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9566
  2. Census Tract 9556.03
  3. Census Tract 9557

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ross County, OH was Census Tract 9566 with a value of $79,638, followed by Census Tract 9556.03 and Census Tract 9557, with respective values of $77,411 and $66,360.

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

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Household Income

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$58,048
Median Household Income
± $2,381
29.6k
Number of Households
± 1,358

In 2022, the median household income of the 29.6k households in Ross County, OH grew to $58,048 from the previous year's value of $54,004.

The following chart displays the households in Ross 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 Ross 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 (81.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.88%)

In 2022, 81.5% of workers in Ross County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.4%) and those who worked at home (3.88%).

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

27.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ross County, OH have a longer commute time (27.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.29% of the workforce in Ross 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 Ross County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ross County, OH have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Ross County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.598%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ross County, OH (11.5k out of 71.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

In 2022, 19.3% of the children was living in poverty in Ross County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 247 in Ross County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 74.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.4% of the population of Ross County, OH has health coverage, with 44.6% on employee plans, 21.8% on Medicaid, 13.6% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.64% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ross County, OH see 1704 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.09% increase from the previous year (1637 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1592 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 203 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,704 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ross County, OH

Primary care physicians in Ross County, OH see an average of 1,704 patients per year. This represents a 4.09% increase from the previous year (1,637 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ross 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 23.7% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.6%
Uninsured
44.6%
Employer Coverage
21.8%
Medicaid
13.6%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.64%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ross County, OH grew by 9.45% from 6.03% to 6.6%.

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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 49.3 in Ross County, OH.

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Health Behaviors

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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 42.3% in Ross County, OH.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.52% in Ross County, OH.

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