Appalachian Ohio Fact Sheet
This information was compiled from data from the Appalachian Regional Commission website (http://www.arc.gov), and the U.S. Census Bureau's Factfinder website (http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en). If you would like help locating similar data for your county, please contact The Regional Nonprofit Alliance (RNA@ohio.edu).

Income

  • Median income per household in Appalachian Ohio is $38,881 (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • Per capita income for residents of this region is $29,630 (ARC-2008)
  • 16% of residents in this region live below the poverty level (ARC-2005-2009)
  • 24% of children in this region live below the poverty level  (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • 10.5% of individuals over 65 in this region live below the poverty level (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • 7.4% of residents in this region live at less than 50% of the poverty level (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • 200% of the poverty level is the point at which families with children are no longer income eligible for foodstamps
  • 39.6% of Appalachian Ohio residents live below 200% of poverty (Factfinder-2005-2009)

 

Education

  • 17.9% of Appalachian Ohio residents 25 and older do not have a high school diploma or GED (compared to 13.2% for the state as a whole) (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • 45.2% have only a high school diploma or GED (compared to 36.3% for the state as a whole) (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • 7% have an Associate’s degree (compared to 7.1% for the state as a whole) (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • 13% have a bachelor’s degree or higher (compared to 23.6% for the state as a whole) (Factfinder-2005-2009)

 

Employment

  • 34.9% of nondisabled adult residents age 20-64 are not working (compared to 27.7% for the state as a whole) (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • 32.8% of resident workers travel outside their home county for work, including 8% to another state (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • 35.2% of resident workers commute 30 minutes or more to their job (Factfinder-2005-2009)

 

Race and Ethnicity

  • 94.6% of Appalachian Ohio residents are white (compared to 84% for the state as a whole) (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • 2.7% of this region’s residents are black (compared to 11.7% for the state as a whole) (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • 1.5% of residents describe themselves as being of 2 or more races (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • Less than 1% are American Indian, Asian, Pacific Islander or of Hispanic origin (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • Per capita income for white residents of this region is $19,829 (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • Per capita income for black residents of this region is $15,135 (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • Per capita income for people of Hispanic origin in this region is $10,988 (Factfinder-2005-2009)

 

Housing

  • 74.4% of inhabited homes in Appalachian Ohio counties are owner-occupied (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • 0.7% of homes in this region lack full plumbing (compared to 0.4% for the state as a whole) (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • 1% of homes in this region lack full kitchens (compared to 0.7% for the state as a whole) (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • 31.6% of homeowners in this region pay more than 30% of their income for housing (Factfinder-2005-2009)
  • 41.2% of renters in this region pay more than 30% of their income for housing (Factfinder-2005-2009)


Counties within Appalachian Ohio: Adams, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Carroll, Clermont, Colombiana, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Mahoning, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Vinton, and Washington. (ARC)
 

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