Summit County, OH

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Population

541,918

0.127% growth

Median Age

41


Median Household Income

$58,876

6.24% growth

Poverty Rate

13.6%


Number of Employees

270,582

0.52% growth

Median Property Value

$151,900

5.85% growth

About

In 2018, Summit County, OH had a population of 542k people with a median age of 41 and a median household income of $58,876. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Summit County, OH grew from 541,228 to 541,918, a 0.127% increase and its median household income grew from $55,419 to $58,876, a 6.24% increase.

The population of Summit County, OH is 76.5% White Alone, 14.2% Black or African American Alone, and 3.72% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Summit County, OH speak a non-English language, and 97.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Summit County, OH are University of Akron Main Campus (5,451 degrees awarded in 2017), Fortis College-Cuyahoga Falls (238 degrees), and Herzing University-Akron (124 degrees).

The median property value in Summit County, OH is $151,900, and the homeownership rate is 66.6%. Most people in Summit County, OH commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Summit County, OH is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Summit County, OH employs 271k people. The largest industries in Summit County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (43,246 people), Manufacturing (41,855 people), and Retail Trade (31,575 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,797), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,357), and Finance & Insurance ($59,890).

Median household income in Summit County, OH is $58,876. Males in Summit County, OH have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,520. The income inequality in Summit County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,876

2018 value

± $2,688

6.24%

1 Year Growth

± 5.26%

Households in Summit County, OH have a median annual income of $58,876, 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 $55,419 in 2017, which represents a 6.24% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,155

Average Male Salary

± $1,041

$48,520

Average Female Salary

± $780

In 2018, full-time male employees in Ohio made 1.34 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

    $61,444 ± $4,429

  2. White

    $51,160 ± $663

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,079 ± $3,030

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ohio workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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 Summit County, OH is from Ohio.

0.46

2018 Wage GINI

0.457

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.704% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 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 5341

  2. Census Tract 5331.02

  3. Census Tract 5331.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Summit County, OH was Census Tract 5341 with a value of $184,265, followed by Census Tract 5331.02 and Census Tract 5331.01, with respective values of $155,893 and $145,000.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Summit 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

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Summit County, OH (72.2k out of 532k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher 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

    42,164 ± 1,437

  2. Black

    23,710 ± 1,150

  3. Two Or More

    3,816 ± 466

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

271k

2018 Value

± 7,987

0.52%

1 Year growth

± 4.27%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Summit County, OH grew at a rate of 0.52%, from 269k employees to 271k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Summit County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,671 people), Sales & Related Occupations (27,205 people), and Management Occupations (27,001 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Summit County, OH.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Summit County, OH, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (33,671 people), Sales & Related Occupations (27,205 people), and Management Occupations (27,001 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Summit County, OH has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.42 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.36 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.21 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Summit County, OH, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($76,503), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,016), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($72,574).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

271k

2018 Value

± 7,987

0.52%

1 Year growth

± 4.27%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Summit County, OH grew at a rate of 0.52%, from 269k employees to 271k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Summit County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (43,246 people), Manufacturing (41,855 people), and Retail Trade (31,575 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Summit County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Summit 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 Summit County, OH, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (43,246 people), Manufacturing (41,855 people), and Retail Trade (31,575 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Summit County, OH has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.86 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.63 times), and Manufacturing (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Summit County, OH, by median earnings, are Utilities ($67,797), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,357), and Finance & Insurance ($59,890).

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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

95.1% of the population of Summit County, OH has health coverage, with 50.4% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 0.941% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Summit County, OH see 1025 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.787% increase from the previous year (1017 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1642 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 472 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

1,025 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Summit County, OH see an average of 1,025 patients per year. This represents a 0.787% increase from the previous year (1,017 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

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

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

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

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

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Health Care Spending

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$8,712

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,371

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,007

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,038

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

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

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

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Health Care Coverage

4.91%

Uninsured

50.4%

Employer Coverage

18.7%

Medicaid

14%

Medicare

10.9%

Non-Group

0.941%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Summit County, OH declined by 15.1% from 5.78% to 4.91%.

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

Summit County, OH is home to a population of 542k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.03% of Summit County, OH residents were born outside of the country (27.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Summit County, OH is composed of 415k White Alone residents (76.5%), 77k Black or African American Alone residents (14.2%), 20.2k Asian Alone residents (3.72%), 15.5k Two or More Races residents (2.87%), 12.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.24%), 1.26k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.232%), 1.1k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.202%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Summit County, OH was 41. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Summit County, OH are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Summit County, OH residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.03%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

27.2k people

4.85%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

26.2k people

As of 2017, 5.03% of Summit County, OH residents (27.2k 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 Summit County, OH was 4.85%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    62,221 ± 6,108 people

  2. Mexico

    44,382 ± 5,162 people

  3. China

    35,261 ± 4,603 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 62,221 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 44,382 and China with 35,261.

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Citizenship

97.9%

2018 Citizenship

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.9% of Summit County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Summit County, OH was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    415k ± 339

  2. Black or African American Alone

    77k ± 3.03k

  3. Asian Alone

    20.2k ± 1.5k

In 2018, there were 5.38 times more White Alone residents (415k people) in Summit County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 77k Black or African American Alone and 20.2k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    10,635 ± 1,455

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,043 ± 1,334

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,945 ± 1,028

Summit County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Summit County, OH awarded 6,202 degrees. The student population of Summit County, OH is skewed towards women, with 10,793 male students and 10,884 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Summit County, OH are White (4,446 and 77.4%), followed by Black or African American (690 and 12%), Asian (176 and 3.06%), and Unknown (150 and 2.61%).

The largest universities in Summit County, OH by number of degrees awarded are University of Akron Main Campus (5,451 and 87.9%), Fortis College-Cuyahoga Falls (238 and 3.84%), and Herzing University-Akron (124 and 2%).

The most popular majors in Summit County, OH are Registered Nursing (402 and 6.48%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (240 and 3.87%), and General Business (203 and 3.27%).

The median tuition costs in Summit County, OH are $13,000 for private four year colleges, and $8,618 and $17,149 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 245 degrees awarded

  2. 196 degrees awarded

  3. 144 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Summit County, OH was Registered Nursing with 245 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,451 degrees awarded

  2. 238 degrees awarded

  3. 124 degrees awarded

$8,618

Median In-State Public

$13,000

Median Private

In 2017, the Summit County, OH institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Akron Main Campus with 5,451 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,945

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,257

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,945 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Summit County, OH, which is 0.904 times less than the 3,257 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Summit County, OH by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,446 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    690 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    176 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Summit County, OH were to White students. These 4,446 degrees mean that there were 6.44 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 690 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Summit County, OH was $151,900 in 2018, which is 0.661 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $143,500 to $151,900, a 5.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Summit County, OH is 66.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Summit County, OH have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Summit County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$151,900

2018 Median

± $3,825

$143,500

2017 Median

± $4,635

In 2018, the median property value in Summit County, OH grew to to $151,900 from the previous year's value of $143,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Summit 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 Summit 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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$58,876

Median Household Income

± $2,688

226k

Number of Households

± 7,347

In 2018, the median household income of the 226k households in Summit County, OH grew to $58,876 from the previous year's value of $55,419.

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

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Rent vs Own

66.6%

2018 Homeownership

66.1%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 66.6% of the housing units in Summit County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.1%.

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

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Summit County, OH have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.18% of the workforce in Summit County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.3%

  2. Carpooled

    7.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.96%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Summit County, OH was Drove Alone (83.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.4%) and those who Worked At Home (4.96%).

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

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