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Population

  • With 11,464,042 residents in 2005, Ohio is the 7th most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Ohio grew 1.0 percent from 2000 to 2005 – less than the U.S. average of 5.3 percent.
  • Ohio is becoming more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentages of Hispanics, African-Americans, and Asians are growing.

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 84.2% 84.0% 83.7% 83.5% 83.3% 83.1%
Hispanic, Latino 1.9% 2.0% 2.1% 2.1% 2.2% 2.3%
African-American 11.5% 11.5% 11.6% 11.7% 11.7% 11.8%
Native American, AK Native 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Asian, Pacific Islander 1.2% 1.2% 1.3% 1.3% 1.4% 1.4%
Two or More Races 1.0% 1.1% 1.1% 1.1% 1.2% 1.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Ohio - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The five largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in Ohio are Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, and Akron.
  • Cleveland had an estimated population of 2,126,318 in 2005 – the 23rd largest MSA in the U.S.
  • The estimated population in Cincinnati in 2005 was 2,070,441 – the 25th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Columbus (the capital of Ohio) was the 32nd largest metropolitan area with 1,708,625 residents.
  • Dayton had a population of 843,577 – the 59th largest city in the U.S.
  • Akron had a population of 702,235 – the 69th largest city.

Ohio - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Ohio ranked 25th among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($31,161 per resident 15 and older).
  • Ohio’s personal income relative to the U.S. average has steadily declined from 105 percent in 1960 to 94 percent in 2004 (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Ohio as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Ohio per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Ohio has the 23rd highest percentage of its total population living in poverty (13.0%) and the 19th highest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (18.6%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Ohio - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Ohio ranked 23rd among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (90.0%).
  • Ohio ranked 37th in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (25.5%) and 26th in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (9.2%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Ohio has a higher percentage of adults who have completed high school but haven’t continued to college, and lower percentages who have earned college degrees (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Ohio and the U.S. Average
Ohio education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Ohio - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Ohio had the 8th highest unemployment rate of all states – 5.9 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Ohio has a much higher percentage of its workforce in production and transportation occupations and lower percentages employed in all other occupation categories except services (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • The distribution of employment by industry reveals a similar pattern of employment – with a much higher percentage of Ohio’s employment in the manufacturing industry (see below)

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Ohio ranked 30th among the states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Ohio - Health and Well-Being

  • 11.4 percent of Ohio residents do not have health insurance – the 9th lowest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • 25.2 percent of Ohio residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – higher than the national average of 23.1 percent. (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Ohio, 216 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – higher than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of Ohio residents (354 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complication from 2000 to 2002 – higher than the national average of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Ohio ranked 26th among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Ohio - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Ohio had the 28th highest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (342 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 3,673 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Ohio – above the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Ohio had the 30th highest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 391 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Ohio was about at the U.S. average from 1980 to 1995, then fell below the U.S. average by 2004 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Ohio and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Ohio and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Ohio Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Ohio ranges from $17,145 in Noble County to $40,113 in Geauga County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 6.2 percent in Vinton County to 44.1 percent in Delaware County (a ratio of nearly 7 to 1).

Therefore, it is important to display regional and county differences. Many of these data are available to MyOnlineMaps.com subscribers at the state and county levels – and can be used to generate state and county maps or to download for research purposes. Furthermore, the “Resources” section of MyonlineMaps.com contains links to these and other valuable data sources.

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