Sandusky, OH

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Population

75,369

0.579% decline

Poverty Rate

13%


Median Age

44.6


Median Household Income

$51,033

5.71% growth

Number of Employees

35,825

1.2% growth

Median Property Value

$132,400

1.15% growth

About

In 2017, Sandusky, OH had a population of 75.4k people with a median age of 44.6 and a median household income of $51,033. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sandusky, OH declined from 75,808 to 75,369, a -0.579% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,276 to $51,033, a 5.71% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sandusky, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.09%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.14%), White (Hispanic) (2.49%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.884%). N/A% of the people in Sandusky, OH speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sandusky, OH are Bowling Green State University-Firelands (388 degrees awarded in 2017), EHOVE Career Center (312 degrees), and Ohio Business College-Sandusky (105 degrees).

The median property value in Sandusky, OH is $132,400, and the homeownership rate is 69.2%. Most people in Sandusky, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Sandusky, OH is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Sandusky, OH employs 35.8k people. The largest industries in Sandusky, OH are Manufacturing (6,733 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,414 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (4,435 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($50,682), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,000), and Utilities ($49,882).

Median household income in Sandusky, OH is $51,033. Males in Sandusky, 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 Sandusky, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,033

2017 value

± $1,456

5.71%

1 Year Growth

± 4.14%

Households in Sandusky, OH have a median annual income of $51,033, 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 $48,276 in 2016, which represents a 5.71% 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 Sandusky, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sandusky, OH was Delaware County, OH with a value of $99,881, followed by Warren County, OH and Geauga County, OH, with respective values of $86,473 and $82,784.

The following map shows all of the counties in Sandusky, 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

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sandusky, OH (9.64k out of 74.2k 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 Males 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

    6,699 ± 609

  2. Black

    1,929 ± 365

  3. Hispanic

    1,010 ± 236

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

35.8k

2017 Value

± 1,264

1.2%

1 Year growth

± 4.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sandusky, OH grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 35.4k employees to 35.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sandusky, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,227 people), Production Occupations (4,123 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,269 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sandusky, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sandusky, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,227 people), Production Occupations (4,123 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,269 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Sandusky, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.99 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.56 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sandusky, OH, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($86,194), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,884), and Legal Occupations ($65,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

35.8k

2017 Value

± 1,264

1.2%

1 Year growth

± 4.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sandusky, OH grew at a rate of 1.2%, from 35.4k employees to 35.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sandusky, OH, are Manufacturing (6,733 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,414 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (4,435 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sandusky, OH, though some of these residents may live in Sandusky, 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 Sandusky, OH, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (6,733 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,414 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (4,435 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Sandusky, OH has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.86 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.79 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.63 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sandusky, OH, by median earnings, are Construction ($50,682), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,000), and Utilities ($49,882).

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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

93.1% of the population of Sandusky, OH has health coverage, with 48.7% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.29% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sandusky, OH see 1307 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.538% increase from the previous year (1300 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1656 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 561 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

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1,307 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ohio see an average of 1,307 patients per year. This represents a 0.538% increase from the previous year (1,300 patients).

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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

6.88%

Uninsured

48.7%

Employer Coverage

15.8%

Medicaid

15.1%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.29%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sandusky, OH declined by 15.8% from 8.17% to 6.88%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sandusky, 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%.

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Diversity

Sandusky, OH is home to a population of 75.4k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.21% of Sandusky, OH residents were born outside of the country (1.66k people).

In 2017, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (63k people) in Sandusky, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.37k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sandusky, OH was 44.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Sandusky, OH are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sandusky, OH residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.21%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.66k people

2.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.59k people

As of 2017, 2.21% of Sandusky, OH residents (1.66k 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 Sandusky, OH was 2.1%, 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

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Sandusky, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sandusky, OH was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sandusky, OH

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    63k ± 100

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    6.1k ± 370

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    2.37k ± 414

In 2017, there were 10.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (63k people) in Sandusky, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.37k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,276 ± 281

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    807 ± 221

  3. Korea

    789 ± 173

Sandusky, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Sandusky, OH awarded 887 degrees. The student population of Sandusky, OH is skewed towards women, with 893 male students and 1,733 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sandusky, OH are White (718 and 81%), followed by Black or African American (67 and 7.56%), Hispanic or Latino (37 and 4.18%), and Unknown (26 and 2.93%).

The largest universities in Sandusky, OH by number of degrees awarded are Bowling Green State University-Firelands (388 and 43.7%), EHOVE Career Center (312 and 35.2%), and Ohio Business College-Sandusky (105 and 11.8%).

The most popular majors in Sandusky, OH are Liberal Arts & Sciences (305 and 34.4%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (121 and 13.6%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (60 and 6.76%).

The median tuition costs in Sandusky, OH are $N/A 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. 20 degrees awarded

  2. 19 degrees awarded

  3. 305 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sandusky, OH was Computer & Computer Systems Technology with 20 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 388 degrees awarded

  2. 312 degrees awarded

  3. 105 degrees awarded

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Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Sandusky, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bowling Green State University-Firelands with 388 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

313

Degrees Awarded to Men

574

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 313 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sandusky, OH, which is 0.545 times less than the 574 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

    718 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    67 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    37 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sandusky, OH were to White students. These 718 degrees mean that there were 10.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 67 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sandusky, OH was $132,400 in 2017, which is 0.576 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $130,900 to $132,400, a 1.15% increase. The homeownership rate in Sandusky, OH is 69.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sandusky, OH have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sandusky, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$132,400

2017 Median

± $3,465

$130,900

2016 Median

± $3,532

In 2017, the median property value in Sandusky, OH grew to to $132,400 from the previous year's value of $130,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sandusky, 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 Sandusky, OH the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$51,033

Median Household Income

± $1,456

31.6k

Number of Households

± 1,163

In 2017, the median household income of the 31.6k households in Sandusky, OH grew to $51,033 from the previous year's value of $48,276.

The following chart displays the households in Sandusky, 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

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sandusky, OH distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sandusky, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

69.2%

2017 Homeownership

69.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.2% of the housing units in Sandusky, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.3%.

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

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sandusky, OH have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.62% of the workforce in Sandusky, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.52%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.75%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sandusky, OH was Drove Alone (84.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.52%) and those who Worked At Home (2.75%).

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

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