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Jefferson County, OH&

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0.66% decline
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0.92% growth
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1% decline
Median Property Value
1.04% growth


The economy of Jefferson County, OH employs 27,591 people. The economy of Jefferson County, OH is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Utilities; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 3.73; 2.17; and 1.45 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jefferson County, OH are Healthcare & Social Assistance (5,527), Retail trade (3,902), and Manufacturing (2,915), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,076), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($64,318), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($38,958).

Median household income in Jefferson County, OH is $42,327. Males in Jefferson County, OH have an average income that is 1.72 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,891. The income inequality of Jefferson County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Jefferson County, OH. In Jefferson County, OH the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 41 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $12,235. Mahoning County, OH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Ohio.


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Jefferson County, OH is home to a population of 67,607 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jefferson County, OH is composed of 61,260 White residents (90.6%), 3,658 Black residents (5.41%), 1,382 Two+ residents (2.04%), 900 Hispanic residents (1.33%), and 222 Asian residents (0.33%). The most common foreign languages in Jefferson County, OH are Spanish (552 speakers), Italian (226 speakers), and Other West Germanic (121 speakers), but compared to other places, Jefferson County, OH has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (121 speakers), Italian (226 speakers), and Serbo-Croatian (78 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Jefferson County, OH awarded 1,330 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County, OH is skewed towards females, with 498 male students and 832 female students. Most students in Jefferson County, OH are White (1,062 and 79.8%), followed by Black or African American (91 and 6.84%), Hispanic or Latino (76 and 5.71%), and Unknown (60 and 4.51%). The largest universities in Jefferson County, OH by number of graduates are Franciscan University of Steubenville (819 and 61.6%), Eastern Gateway Community College (475 and 35.7%), and Trinity Health System School of Nursing (36 and 2.71%). The most popular majors in Jefferson County, OH are Theological Studies (129 and 9.7%), Registered Nursing (52 and 3.91%), and General Psychology (52 and 3.91%). The median tuition costs in Jefferson County, OH are N/A for private four year colleges, and $25,220 and $25,220 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Jefferson County, OH is $87,100, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $86,200 to $87,100, a 1.04% increase. The homeownership rate of Jefferson County, OH is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Jefferson County, OH have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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