Seneca County, OH

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Population

55,549

0.291% decline

Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$49,153

1.52% growth

Poverty Rate

15.2%


Number of Employees

25,833

0.592% growth

Median Property Value

$98,600

1.65% growth

About

In 2017, Seneca County, OH had a population of 55.5k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $49,153. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Seneca County, OH declined from 55,711 to 55,549, a -0.291% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,415 to $49,153, a 1.52% increase.

The population of Seneca County, OH is 90.3% White Alone, 4.89% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.39% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Seneca County, OH speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Seneca County, OH are Tiffin University (928 degrees awarded in 2016), Heidelberg University (311 degrees), and Tiffin Academy of Hair Design (29 degrees).

The median property value in Seneca County, OH is $98,600, and the homeownership rate is 72.2%. Most people in Seneca County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Seneca County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Seneca County, OH employs 25.8k people. The largest industries in Seneca County, OH are Manufacturing (7,193 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,495 people), and Retail Trade (3,062 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,167), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,330), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,379).

Median household income in Seneca County, OH is $49,153. Males in Seneca 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 Seneca County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,153

2017 value

± $1,729

1.52%

1 Year Growth

± 5.51%

Households in Seneca County, OH have a median annual income of $49,153, 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 $48,415 in 2016, which represents a 1.52% 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 Seneca 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 9625

  2. Census Tract 9631

  3. Census Tract 9626

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Seneca County, OH was Census Tract 9625 with a value of $65,436, followed by Census Tract 9631 and Census Tract 9626, with respective values of $62,353 and $62,138.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Seneca County, OH (7.95k out of 52.5k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    6,672 ± 486

  2. Black

    620 ± 219

  3. Hispanic

    472 ± 134

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Seneca 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

25.8k

2017 Value

± 838

0.592%

1 Year growth

± 4.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Seneca County, OH grew at a rate of 0.592%, from 25.7k employees to 25.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Seneca County, OH, are Production Occupations (4,196 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,774 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,255 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Seneca County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Seneca County, OH, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (4,196 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,774 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,255 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Seneca County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.8 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.44 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Seneca County, OH, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,515), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,313), and Management Occupations ($51,794).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25.8k

2017 Value

± 838

0.592%

1 Year growth

± 4.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Seneca County, OH grew at a rate of 0.592%, from 25.7k employees to 25.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Seneca County, OH, are Manufacturing (7,193 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,495 people), and Retail Trade (3,062 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Seneca County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Seneca 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 Seneca County, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (7,193 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,495 people), and Retail Trade (3,062 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Seneca County, OH has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.75 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.29 times), and Retail Trade (1.04 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Seneca County, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,167), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,330), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,379).

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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).

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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

94.1% of the population of Seneca County, OH has health coverage, with 52.2% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.18% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Seneca County, OH see 2317 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.129% decrease from the previous year (2320 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2516 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1130 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

2,317 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Seneca County, OH see an average of 2,317 patients per year. This represents a 0.129% decrease from the previous year (2,320 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Seneca 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%).

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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

5.86%

Uninsured

52.2%

Employer Coverage

16.2%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

1.18%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Seneca County, OH declined by 13.2% from 6.75% to 5.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Seneca 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

Seneca County, OH is home to a population of 55.5k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.55% of Seneca County, OH residents were born outside of the country (861 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Seneca County, OH is composed of 50.2k White Alone residents (90.3%), 2.72k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.89%), 1.33k Black or African American Alone residents (2.39%), 911 Two or More Races residents (1.64%), 307 Asian Alone residents (0.553%), 105 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.189%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 17.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Seneca County, OH was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Seneca County, OH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Seneca County, OH residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.55%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

861 people

1.31%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

731 people

As of 2017, 1.55% of Seneca County, OH residents (861 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 Seneca County, OH was 1.31%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Seneca County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Seneca County, OH was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    50.2k ± 27

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.72k ± 279

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.33k ± 129

In 2017, there were 18.5 times more White Alone residents (50.2k people) in Seneca County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.72k Hispanic or Latino and 1.33k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Seneca 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 Seneca 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 Seneca County, OH was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Seneca 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

    1,244 ± 143

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    551 ± 107

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    448 ± 157

Seneca County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Seneca County, OH awarded 1,268 degrees. The student population of Seneca County, OH is skewed towards women, with 2,278 male students and 2,425 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Seneca County, OH are White (760 and 63.4%), followed by Unknown (221 and 18.4%), Black or African American (144 and 12%), and Hispanic or Latino (37 and 3.09%).

The largest universities in Seneca County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Tiffin University (928 and 73.2%), Heidelberg University (311 and 24.5%), and Tiffin Academy of Hair Design (29 and 2.29%).

The most popular majors in Seneca County, OH are Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (140 and 11%), General Business Administration & Management (138 and 10.9%), and Non-Profit, Public, & Organizational Management (73 and 5.76%).

The median tuition costs in Seneca County, OH are $25,850 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Seneca County, OH was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 100 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 928 degrees awarded

  2. 311 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$25,850

Median Private

In 2016, the Seneca County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tiffin University with 928 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

538

Degrees Awarded to Men

730

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 538 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Seneca County, OH, which is 0.737 times less than the 730 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

    760 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    221 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    144 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Seneca County, OH were to White students. These 760 degrees mean that there were 3.44 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 221 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Seneca County, OH was $98,600 in 2017, which is 0.453 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $97,000 to $98,600, a 1.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Seneca County, OH is 72.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Seneca County, OH have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Seneca 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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$49,153

Median Household Income

± $1,729

21.5k

Number of Households

± 770

In 2017, the median household income of the 21.5k households in Seneca County, OH grew to $49,153 from the previous year's value of $48,415.

The following chart displays the households in Seneca 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

$98,600

2017 Median

± $2,763

$97,000

2016 Median

± $2,763

In 2017, the median property value in Seneca County, OH grew to to $98,600 from the previous year's value of $97,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Seneca 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 Seneca 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 Seneca County, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Seneca County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.2%

2017 Homeownership

72.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.2% of the housing units in Seneca County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Seneca 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 Seneca County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Seneca County, OH have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Seneca County, OH have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in Seneca County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.1%

  2. Carpooled

    8.08%

  3. Walked

    3.89%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Seneca County, OH was Drove Alone (84.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.08%) and those who Walked (3.89%).

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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