Wood County, OH

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2022 Population
131,564
0.277% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.4
0.855% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.9%
2.26% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$70,537
6.33% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$203,300
14.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
68,995
1.39% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Wood County, OH had a population of 132k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $70,537. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wood County, OH declined from 131,930 to 131,564, a −0.277% decrease and its median household income grew from $66,337 to $70,537, a 6.33% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wood County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.98%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.35%), White (Hispanic) (2.15%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.95%).

None of the households in Wood County, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.5% of the residents in Wood County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wood County, OH are Bowling Green State University-Main Campus (4,566 degrees awarded in 2022), Owens Community College (2,260 degrees), and Summit Salon Academy-Perrysburg (101 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Wood County, OH was $203,300, and the homeownership rate was 64.1%.

Most people in Wood County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Wood County, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wood County, OH is home to a population of 132k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.36% of Wood County, OH residents were born outside of the country (4.43k people).

In 2022, there were 29.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (114k people) in Wood County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.92k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.09k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Wood County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wood County, OH was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wood County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    114k ± 340
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.92k ± 463
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    3.09k ± 484
5.98%
Hispanic Population
7.86k people

In 2022, there were 29.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (114k people) in Wood County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.92k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.09k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.98% of the people in Wood County, OH are hispanic (7.86k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,962 ± 6,288 people
  2. Mexico
    43,233 ± 5,095 people
  3. China
    34,193 ± 4,533 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,962 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,233 and China with 34,193.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.36%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.43k people
3.28%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.33k people

As of 2022, 3.36% of Wood County, OH residents (4.43k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wood County, OH was 3.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,983 ± 291
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,588 ± 315
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,016 ± 205

Wood County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wood County, OH employs 69k people. The largest industries in Wood County, OH are Manufacturing (13,143 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,721 people), and Educational Services (8,745 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($130,459), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($77,750), and Utilities ($75,966).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,975. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

69k
2022 Value
± 2,023
−1.39%
1 Year decline
± 4.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wood County, OH declined at a rate of −1.39%, from 70k employees to 69k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wood County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,473 people), Management Occupations (7,307 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,723 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wood County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

69k
2022 Value
± 2,023
−1.39%
1 Year decline
± 4.21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wood County, OH declined at a rate of −1.39%, from 70k employees to 69k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wood County, OH, are Manufacturing (13,143 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (9,721 people), and Educational Services (8,745 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wood County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Wood County, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,887
Median earning men ± $1,832
$33,059
Median earning women ± $1,777

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($78,000), Public Administration ($73,433), and Manufacturing ($67,377).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($56,346), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,450), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,884).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 5.51M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 986
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 795
    Manufacturing
  3. 737
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wood County, OH went to Donald J. Trump with 52.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.47%).

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance 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.

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
J. D. Vance
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Wood County, OH awarded 7,006 degrees. The student population of Wood County, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 11,067 male students and 13,638 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wood County, OH are White (5,448 and 79.7%), followed by Black or African American (568 and 8.31%), Hispanic or Latino (370 and 5.41%), and Two or More Races (215 and 3.15%).

The largest universities in Wood County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Bowling Green State University-Main Campus (4,566 and 65.2%), Owens Community College (2,260 and 32.3%), and Summit Salon Academy-Perrysburg (101 and 1.44%).

The most popular majors in Wood County, OH are General Studies (934 and 13.3%), Registered Nursing (264 and 3.77%), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (237 and 3.38%).

The median tuition cost in Wood County, OH for a public four year colleges is $11,272 for in-state students and $18,765 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Wood County, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 24,705 (44.8% men and 55.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 24,705 students enrolled in Wood County, OH, 44.8% men and 55.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 18,661 records, of which 55.2% were women and 44.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wood County, OH was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 111 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,566 degrees awarded
  2. 2,260 degrees awarded
  3. 101 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bowling Green State University-Main Campus with 4,566 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,667 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wood County, OH, which is 0.615 times less than the 4,339 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,448 degrees mean that there were 9.59 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 568 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($11,272) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,367) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,560) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.724% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.686% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.05M), Some college (1.98M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wood County, OH was $203,300 in 2022, which is 0.721 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $177,000 to $203,300, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Wood County, OH is 64.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wood County, OH have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wood County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wood County, OH is $70,537. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wood County, OH was Census Tract 206.02 with a value of $161,343, followed by Census Tract 212 and Census Tract 203, with respective values of $111,750 and $101,397.

In 2022, 13.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wood County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.23%.

Property

$203,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,303
$34,454
Median Property Taxes
±$1,224

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Rent vs Own

64.1%
Homeownership
2022
61.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.1% of the housing units in Wood County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 206.02
  2. Census Tract 212
  3. Census Tract 203

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wood County, OH was Census Tract 206.02 with a value of $161,343, followed by Census Tract 212 and Census Tract 203, with respective values of $111,750 and $101,397.

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Household Income

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$70,537
Median Household Income
± $2,274
53.8k
Number of Households
± 1,742

In 2022, the median household income of the 53.8k households in Wood County, OH grew to $70,537 from the previous year's value of $66,337.

The following chart displays the households in Wood 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wood County, OH is from Ohio.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2022, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0361% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.53%)
  3. Carpooled (5.96%)

In 2022, 82.9% of workers in Wood County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.53%) and those who carpooled to work (5.96%).

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wood County, OH have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.12% of the workforce in Wood County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wood County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.23%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wood County, OH (16.2k out of 126k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wood County, OH is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 8.9% of the children was living in poverty in Wood County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 77.1 in Wood County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.38 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.6% of the population of Wood County, OH has health coverage, with 61.6% on employee plans, 10.8% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 0.89% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wood County, OH see 1422 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.07% decrease from the previous year (1452 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3049 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 510 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,422 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wood County, OH

Primary care physicians in Wood County, OH see an average of 1,422 patients per year. This represents a 2.07% decrease from the previous year (1,452 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 27.4% between 18 and 34 years, 34.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.39%
Uninsured
61.6%
Employer Coverage
10.8%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
0.89%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wood County, OH grew by 2.21% from 4.3% to 4.39%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 38.6 in Wood County, OH.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.2% in Wood County, OH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.2% in Wood County, OH.

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