Darke County, OH

County

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Population
51,734
0.356% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
Rob Portman
Republican Party
Median Age
41.8

Poverty Rate
10.1%

Median Household Income
$52,691
5.25% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$114,900
1.5% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
24,771
0.564% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Darke County, OH had a population of 51.7k people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $52,691. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Darke County, OH declined from 51,919 to 51,734, a -0.356% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,064 to $52,691, a 5.25% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Darke County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.2%), White (Hispanic) (1.25%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.928%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.665%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.456%). NaNk% of the people in Darke County, OH speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Darke County, OH is $114,900, and the homeownership rate is 72.5%. Most people in Darke County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Darke County, OH is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

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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Impact on Employment

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Ohio went to Donald J. Trump with 78.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (17.5%), followed by Other (3.93%). The most partisan county was Mercer County, OH with 80.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Darke County, OH is currently represented by 16 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Ohio
78.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Ohio
  1. 80.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 79.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 79% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Ohio was Mercer County, OH with 80.6% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Ohio colored by their party leaning.

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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, 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 Darke County, OH have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Darke County, OH is home to a population of 51.7k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.1% of Darke County, OH residents were born outside of the country (568 people).

In 2018, there were 77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.8k people) in Darke County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 646 White (Hispanic) and 480 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Darke County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    49.8k ± 4
  2. White (Hispanic)
    646 ± 66
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    480 ± 119
1.53%
Hispanic Population
792 people

In 2018, there were 77 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (49.8k people) in Darke County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 646 White (Hispanic) and 480 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.53% of the people in Darke County, OH are hispanic (792 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
568 people
0.955%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
496 people

As of 2018, 1.1% of Darke County, OH residents (568 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Darke County, OH was 0.955%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
52
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Darke County, OH was 41.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 52. But people in Darke County, OH are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Darke County, OH residents was 42.

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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

99.5%
2018 Citizenship
99.5%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.5% of Darke County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Darke County, OH was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,218 ± 165
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    504 ± 137
  3. Korea
    295 ± 76

Darke County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Darke County, OH is $52,691. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Darke County, OH was Census Tract 5001 with a value of $66,250, followed by Census Tract 5301 and Census Tract 5701.02, with respective values of $65,833 and $64,831.

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

The economy of Darke County, OH employs 24.8k people. The largest industries in Darke County, OH are Manufacturing (7,045 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,133 people), and Retail Trade (2,482 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,875), Utilities ($62,188), and Public Administration ($40,905).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,691
2018 value
± $1,888
5.25%
1 Year Growth
± 4.64%

Households in Darke County, OH have a median annual income of $52,691, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,064 in 2017, which represents a 5.25% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Darke County, OH compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,819
Average Male Salary in Ohio
± $967
$45,809
Average Female Salary in Ohio
± $722

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

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Ohio by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Ohio
  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 in Ohio.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Ohio by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Darke County, OH is from Ohio.
0.461
2017 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.461
2016 Wage GINI in Ohio

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 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 5001
  2. Census Tract 5301
  3. Census Tract 5701.02

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Darke County, OH was Census Tract 5001 with a value of $66,250, followed by Census Tract 5301 and Census Tract 5701.02, with respective values of $65,833 and $64,831.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Darke County, OH (5.12k out of 50.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

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
    4,890 ± 422
  2. Hispanic
    160 ± 125
  3. Two Or More
    86 ± 123

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

24.8k
2018 Value
± 890
0.564%
1 Year growth
± 5%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Darke County, OH grew at a rate of 0.564%, from 24.6k employees to 24.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Darke County, OH, are Production Occupations (4,067 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,932 people), and Management Occupations (2,252 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Darke County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Darke County, OH, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (4,067 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,932 people), and Management Occupations (2,252 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Darke County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.86 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.83 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Darke County, OH, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($85,195), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,827), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,815).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

24.8k
2018 Value
± 890
0.564%
1 Year growth
± 5%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Darke County, OH grew at a rate of 0.564%, from 24.6k employees to 24.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Darke County, OH, are Manufacturing (7,045 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,133 people), and Retail Trade (2,482 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Darke County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Darke 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 Darke County, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (7,045 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,133 people), and Retail Trade (2,482 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Darke County, OH has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.57 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.82 times), and Construction (1.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Darke County, OH, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,875), Utilities ($62,188), and Public Administration ($40,905).

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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 in Ohio
$952B
Projected 2045 Value in Ohio
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Darke County, OH was $114,900 in 2018, which is 0.5 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $113,200 to $114,900, a 1.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Darke County, OH is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Darke County, OH have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Darke County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$114,900
2018 Median
± $3,954
$113,200
2017 Median
± $3,750

In 2018, the median property value in Darke County, OH grew to to $114,900 from the previous year's value of $113,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Darke 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 Darke County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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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.
$52,691
Median Household Income
± $1,888
20.8k
Number of Households
± 800

In 2018, the median household income of the 20.8k households in Darke County, OH grew to $52,691 from the previous year's value of $50,064.

The following chart displays the households in Darke 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.5%
2018 Homeownership
72.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 72.5% of the housing units in Darke County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.5%.

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

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Darke County, OH have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.46% of the workforce in Darke 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
    7.87%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.18%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Darke County, OH was Drove Alone (84.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.87%) and those who Worked At Home (4.18%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

94.1% of the population of Darke County, OH has health coverage, with 49.6% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.82% 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 Darke County, OH see 1860 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.78% decrease from the previous year (1933 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3046 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1438 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

1,860 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Darke County, OH

Primary care physicians in Darke County, OH see an average of 1,860 patients per year. This represents a 3.78% decrease from the previous year (1,933 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,712
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Ohio
$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

5.89%
Uninsured
49.6%
Employer Coverage
14.1%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
1.82%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Darke County, OH declined by 10.5% from 6.58% to 5.89%.

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