Fairfield County, OH

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Population

151,526

0.908% growth

Median Age

39.2


Median Household Income

$63,424

3.17% growth

Poverty Rate

9.95%


Number of Employees

71,254

1.75% growth

Median Property Value

$168,500

2.49% growth

About

In 2017, Fairfield County, OH had a population of 152k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $63,424. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Fairfield County, OH grew from 150,163 to 151,526, a 0.908% increase and its median household income grew from $61,473 to $63,424, a 3.17% increase.

The population of Fairfield County, OH is 87.1% White Alone, 7.05% Black or African American Alone, and 2.03% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Fairfield County, OH speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fairfield County, OH are Ohio University-Lancaster Campus (119 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Fairfield County, OH is $168,500, and the homeownership rate is 71.6%. Most people in Fairfield County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Fairfield County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Fairfield County, OH employs 71.3k people. The largest industries in Fairfield County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,904 people), Retail Trade (9,433 people), and Manufacturing (7,387 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,432), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,667), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($67,344).

Median household income in Fairfield County, OH is $63,424. Males in Fairfield 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 Fairfield County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,424

2017 value

± $1,617

3.17%

1 Year Growth

± 3.76%

Households in Fairfield County, OH have a median annual income of $63,424, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,473 in 2016, which represents a 3.17% 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.

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

  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 Fairfield 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 329

  2. Census Tract 328

  3. Census Tract 308

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fairfield County, OH was Census Tract 329 with a value of $110,578, followed by Census Tract 328 and Census Tract 308, with respective values of $103,839 and $97,377.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Fairfield 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

9.95% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fairfield County, OH (14.8k out of 149k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    12,529 ± 804

  2. Black

    1,172 ± 311

  3. Two Or More

    621 ± 193

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fairfield County, OH is White, followed by Black 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

71.3k

2017 Value

± 1,777

1.75%

1 Year growth

± 3.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fairfield County, OH grew at a rate of 1.75%, from 70k employees to 71.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fairfield County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,311 people), Management Occupations (7,805 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,548 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fairfield County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Fairfield County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,311 people), Management Occupations (7,805 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,548 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fairfield County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.51 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.26 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Fairfield County, OH, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,776), Management Occupations ($67,684), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,202).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

71.3k

2017 Value

± 1,777

1.75%

1 Year growth

± 3.46%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Fairfield County, OH grew at a rate of 1.75%, from 70k employees to 71.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fairfield County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,904 people), Retail Trade (9,433 people), and Manufacturing (7,387 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fairfield County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Fairfield 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 Fairfield County, OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (10,904 people), Retail Trade (9,433 people), and Manufacturing (7,387 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Fairfield County, OH has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.78 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.36 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Fairfield County, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($79,432), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,667), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($67,344).

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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. $68.6B

  2. $67.9B

  3. $51B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $68.6B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($67.9B) and Machinery ($51B).

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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$675B

2020 Value

$952B

Projected 2045 Value

41.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $675B. This is expected to increase 41.1% 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. $49.2B

  2. $37.6B

  3. $35.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $49.2B, followed by Indiana with $37.6B and Pennsylvania and $35.5B.

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

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Health

94.3% of the population of Fairfield County, OH has health coverage, with 56% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.61% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, OH see 1529 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.36% decrease from the previous year (1566 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2062 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1017 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

1,529 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Fairfield County, OH see an average of 1,529 patients per year. This represents a 2.36% decrease from the previous year (1,566 patients).

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

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 

$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

5.68%

Uninsured

56%

Employer Coverage

14.7%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

1.61%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fairfield County, OH declined by 14.4% from 6.63% to 5.68%.

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

Fairfield County, OH is home to a population of 152k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.9% of Fairfield County, OH residents were born outside of the country (4.39k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Fairfield County, OH is composed of 132k White Alone residents (87.1%), 10.7k Black or African American Alone residents (7.05%), 3.07k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.03%), 3.06k Two or More Races residents (2.02%), 2.36k Asian Alone residents (1.56%), 178 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.117%), 128 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0845%), and 38 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0251%).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Fairfield County, OH was 39.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Fairfield County, OH are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Fairfield County, OH residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.39k people

2.65%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.97k people

As of 2017, 2.9% of Fairfield County, OH residents (4.39k 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 Fairfield County, OH was 2.65%, 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

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Fairfield County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Fairfield 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

    132k ± 152

  2. Black or African American Alone

    10.7k ± 471

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.07k ± 510

In 2017, there were 12.4 times more White Alone residents (132k people) in Fairfield County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.7k Black or African American Alone and 3.07k 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 Fairfield County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,009 ± 310

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,750 ± 313

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,524 ± 221

Fairfield County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Fairfield County, OH awarded 119 degrees. The student population of Fairfield County, OH is skewed towards women, with 645 male students and 970 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fairfield County, OH are White (110 and 92.4%), followed by Two or More Races (4 and 3.36%), Black or African American (3 and 2.52%), and Hispanic or Latino (1 and 0.84%).

The largest universities in Fairfield County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ohio University-Lancaster Campus (119 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fairfield County, OH are Liberal Arts & Sciences (37 and 31.1%), General Business Administration & Management (14 and 11.8%), and General Management Information Systems (9 and 7.56%).

The median tuition costs in Fairfield County, OH are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,994 and $9,530 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Fairfield County, OH was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 37 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

119 degrees awarded

$4,994

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Fairfield County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ohio University-Lancaster Campus with 119 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

40

Degrees Awarded to Men

79

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 40 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fairfield County, OH, which is 0.506 times less than the 79 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Fairfield County, OH by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    110 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    4 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    3 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Fairfield County, OH were to White students. These 110 degrees mean that there were 27.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 4 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fairfield County, OH was $168,500 in 2017, which is 0.734 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $164,400 to $168,500, a 2.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Fairfield County, OH is 71.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Fairfield County, OH have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Fairfield County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$168,500

2017 Median

± $1,993

$164,400

2016 Median

± $1,778

In 2017, the median property value in Fairfield County, OH grew to to $168,500 from the previous year's value of $164,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Fairfield 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 Fairfield County, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$63,424

Median Household Income

± $1,617

55.5k

Number of Households

± 1,411

In 2017, the median household income of the 55.5k households in Fairfield County, OH grew to $63,424 from the previous year's value of $61,473.

The following chart displays the households in Fairfield 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

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Fairfield County, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fairfield County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.6%

2017 Homeownership

71.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.6% of the housing units in Fairfield County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

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

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fairfield County, OH have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Fairfield County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.03%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.89%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Fairfield County, OH was Drove Alone (85.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.03%) and those who Worked At Home (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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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