Hardin County, OH

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Population

31,576

0.24% decline

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$46,404

3.48% growth

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Number of Employees

14,190

0.344% decline

Median Property Value

$95,400

2.03% growth

About

In 2017, Hardin County, OH had a population of 31.6k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $46,404. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hardin County, OH declined from 31,652 to 31,576, a -0.24% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,842 to $46,404, a 3.48% increase.

The population of Hardin County, OH is 95.3% White Alone, 1.64% Two or More Races, and 1.56% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Hardin County, OH speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hardin County, OH are Ohio Northern University (749 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Hardin County, OH is $95,400, and the homeownership rate is 70.3%. Most people in Hardin County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Hardin County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Hardin County, OH employs 14.2k people. The largest industries in Hardin County, OH are Manufacturing (3,592 people), Educational Services (1,666 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,620 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($43,095), Wholesale Trade ($41,389), and Manufacturing ($41,250).

Median household income in Hardin County, OH is $46,404. Males in Hardin County, OH have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,809. The income inequality in Hardin County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,404

2017 value

± $2,271

3.48%

1 Year Growth

± 6.44%

Households in Hardin County, OH have a median annual income of $46,404, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,842 in 2016, which represents a 3.48% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,819

Average Male Salary

± $967

$45,809

Average Female Salary

± $722

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.35 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,297 ± $5,164

  2. White

    $47,402 ± $598

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,729 ± $34,565

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.29 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hardin County, OH is from Ohio.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.461

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0776% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Ohio across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 7

  2. Census Tract 1

  3. Census Tract 3

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hardin County, OH was Census Tract 7 with a value of $62,924, followed by Census Tract 1 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $58,934 and $56,607.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hardin County, OH (4.84k out of 29.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    4,613 ± 424

  2. Hispanic

    114 ± 124

  3. Two Or More

    95 ± 115

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

14.2k

2017 Value

± 730

-0.344%

1 Year decline

± 7.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hardin County, OH declined at a rate of -0.344%, from 14.2k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hardin County, OH, are Production Occupations (2,439 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,529 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,247 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hardin County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hardin County, OH, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,439 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,529 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,247 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hardin County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.96 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.22 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.46 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hardin County, OH, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($53,569), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($53,490), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($51,989).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.2k

2017 Value

± 730

-0.344%

1 Year decline

± 7.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hardin County, OH declined at a rate of -0.344%, from 14.2k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hardin County, OH, are Manufacturing (3,592 people), Educational Services (1,666 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,620 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hardin County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Hardin County, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Hardin County, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,592 people), Educational Services (1,666 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,620 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hardin County, OH has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.5 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.17 times), and Educational Services (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hardin County, OH, by median earnings, are Information ($43,095), Wholesale Trade ($41,389), and Manufacturing ($41,250).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $65.2B

  2. $64.2B

  3. $45.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $65.2B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($64.2B) and Machinery ($45.1B).

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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$614B

2015 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

55% growth

In 2015, total outbound Ohio trade was $614B. This is expected to increase 55% to $952B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Ohio trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $44.3B

  2. $34.5B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $44.3B, followed by Indiana with $34.5B and Pennsylvania and $31.7B.

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

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Health

90.4% of the population of Hardin County, OH has health coverage, with 49.5% on employee plans, 16.8% on Medicaid, 12.4% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hardin County, OH see 3960 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.1% increase from the previous year (3533 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4496 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3497 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.8%). Additionally, Hocking County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,960 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hardin County, OH see an average of 3,960 patients per year. This represents a 12.1% increase from the previous year (3,533 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Ohio (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.14%, from $8,286 to $8,712.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.59%

Uninsured

49.5%

Employer Coverage

16.8%

Medicaid

12.4%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

1.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hardin County, OH declined by 9.52% from 10.6% to 9.59%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.8% prevalence

  2. 15.9% prevalence

  3. 15.3% prevalence

Scioto County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Ohio, at 16.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Ohio by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Hardin County, OH is home to a population of 31.6k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.41% of Hardin County, OH residents were born outside of the country (446 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hardin County, OH is composed of 30.1k White Alone residents (95.3%), 517 Two or More Races residents (1.64%), 492 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.56%), 245 Asian Alone residents (0.776%), 213 Black or African American Alone residents (0.675%), 10 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0317%), 3 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0095%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hardin County, OH are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hardin County, OH was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Hardin County, OH are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Hardin County, OH residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.41%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

446 people

1.54%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

487 people

As of 2017, 1.41% of Hardin County, OH residents (446 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hardin County, OH was 1.54%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    56,561 ± 5,825 people

  2. Mexico

    44,953 ± 5,195 people

  3. China

    32,750 ± 4,437 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 56,561 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 44,953 and China with 32,750.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Hardin County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hardin County, OH was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    30.1k ± 28

  2. Two or More Races

    517 ± 74.2

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    492 ± 124

In 2017, there were 58.2 times more White Alone residents (30.1k people) in Hardin County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 517 Two or More Races and 492 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hardin County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Hardin County, OH citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Hardin County, OH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Hardin County, OH are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    745 ± 118

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    211 ± 94

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    172 ± 82

Hardin County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Hardin County, OH awarded 749 degrees. The student population of Hardin County, OH is skewed towards men, with 1,569 male students and 1,539 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hardin County, OH are White (638 and 89.7%), followed by Black or African American (27 and 3.8%), Two or More Races (23 and 3.23%), and Asian (9 and 1.27%).

The largest universities in Hardin County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ohio Northern University (749 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hardin County, OH are Pharmacy (156 and 20.8%), Law (73 and 9.75%), and Accounting (51 and 6.81%).

The median tuition costs in Hardin County, OH are $29,240 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 33 degrees awarded

  2. 48 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hardin County, OH was Accounting with 33 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

749 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$29,240

Median Private

In 2016, the Hardin County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ohio Northern University with 749 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

381

Degrees Awarded to Men

368

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 381 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hardin County, OH, which is 1.04 times more than the 368 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    638 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    23 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hardin County, OH were to White students. These 638 degrees mean that there were 23.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 27 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hardin County, OH was $95,400 in 2017, which is 0.438 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $93,500 to $95,400, a 2.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Hardin County, OH is 70.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hardin County, OH have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hardin County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,404

Median Household Income

± $2,271

11.4k

Number of Households

± 590

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.4k households in Hardin County, OH grew to $46,404 from the previous year's value of $44,842.

The following chart displays the households in Hardin 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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Housing

Property Value

$95,400

2017 Median

± $2,860

$93,500

2016 Median

± $3,154

In 2017, the median property value in Hardin County, OH grew to to $95,400 from the previous year's value of $93,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hardin County, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hardin County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hardin County, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hardin County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.3%

2017 Homeownership

72.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.3% of the housing units in Hardin County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hardin County, OH have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.74% of the workforce in Hardin County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    8.43%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.22%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hardin County, OH was Drove Alone (81%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.43%) and those who Worked At Home (5.22%).

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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