Licking County, OH

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2022 Population
178,844
0.783% 1-year growth
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.2
0.249% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.81%
3.52% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$78,505
7.88% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$232,200
19% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
86,878
1.77% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Licking County, OH had a population of 179k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $78,505. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Licking County, OH grew from 177,454 to 178,844, a 0.783% increase and its median household income grew from $72,771 to $78,505, a 7.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Licking County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.03%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.23%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.72%), and White (Hispanic) (1.05%).

None of the households in Licking 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.

99% of the residents in Licking County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Licking County, OH are Denison University (685 degrees awarded in 2022), Central Ohio Technical College (593 degrees), and Ohio State University-Newark Campus (545 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Licking County, OH was $232,200, and the homeownership rate was 73.5%.

Most people in Licking County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Licking County, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Licking County, OH is home to a population of 179k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.74% of Licking County, OH residents were born outside of the country (4.9k people).

In 2022, there were 21.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (156k people) in Licking County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.22k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Licking County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Licking County, OH was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Licking County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    156k ± 527
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.22k ± 532
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.77k ± 691
2.24%
Hispanic Population
4k people

In 2022, there were 21.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (156k people) in Licking County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.22k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.77k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.24% of the people in Licking County, OH are hispanic (4k people).

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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

2.74%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.9k people
3.31%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.87k people

As of 2022, 2.74% of Licking County, OH residents (4.9k 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 Licking County, OH was 3.31%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,151 ± 438
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,193 ± 434
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,031 ± 349

Licking County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Licking County, OH employs 86.9k people. The largest industries in Licking County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,511 people), Retail Trade (10,540 people), and Manufacturing (9,966 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($88,289), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($83,036), and Utilities ($79,583).

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

86.9k
2022 Value
± 2,333
1.77%
1 Year growth
± 3.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Licking County, OH grew at a rate of 1.77%, from 85.4k employees to 86.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Licking County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,180 people), Management Occupations (8,795 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (7,819 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Licking County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

86.9k
2022 Value
± 2,333
1.77%
1 Year growth
± 3.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Licking County, OH grew at a rate of 1.77%, from 85.4k employees to 86.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Licking County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,511 people), Retail Trade (10,540 people), and Manufacturing (9,966 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Licking County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Licking 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

$55,999
Median earning men ± $1,376
$39,998
Median earning women ± $1,796

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($83,818), Information ($75,793), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,661).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($64,930), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,581), and Information ($57,104).

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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. 938
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 747
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 734
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Licking County, OH went to Donald J. Trump with 63.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

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 Licking County, OH awarded 2,120 degrees. The student population of Licking County, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,167 male students and 4,389 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Licking County, OH are White (1,469 and 73.1%), followed by Black or African American (176 and 8.76%), Hispanic or Latino (112 and 5.57%), and Two or More Races (105 and 5.22%).

The largest universities in Licking County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Denison University (685 and 32.3%), Central Ohio Technical College (593 and 28%), and Ohio State University-Newark Campus (545 and 25.7%).

The most popular majors in Licking County, OH are General Studies (442 and 20.8%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (180 and 8.49%), and Registered Nursing (150 and 7.08%).

The median tuition costs in Licking County, OH are $60,000 for private four year colleges, and $6,847 and $20,345 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Licking County, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 22%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,556 (41.9% men and 58.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,556 students enrolled in Licking County, OH, 41.9% men and 58.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,822 records, of which 58.4% were women and 41.6% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Licking County, OH was Econometrics & Quantitative Economics with 77 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 685 degrees awarded
  2. 593 degrees awarded
  3. 545 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Denison University with 685 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 831 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Licking County, OH, which is 0.645 times less than the 1,289 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 1,469 degrees mean that there were 8.35 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 176 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($60,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($267) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,010) 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 Licking County, OH was $232,200 in 2022, which is 0.824 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $195,100 to $232,200, a 19% increase. The homeownership rate in Licking County, OH is 73.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Licking County, OH have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Licking County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Licking County, OH is $78,505. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Licking County, OH was Census Tract 7550 with a value of $122,292, followed by Census Tract 7571 and Census Tract 7539, with respective values of $103,125 and $102,250.

In 2022, 11.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Licking County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.37%.

Property

$232,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,867
$49,402
Median Property Taxes
±$1,467

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Licking County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

73.5%
Homeownership
2022
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.5% of the housing units in Licking County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7550
  2. Census Tract 7571
  3. Census Tract 7539

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Licking County, OH was Census Tract 7550 with a value of $122,292, followed by Census Tract 7571 and Census Tract 7539, with respective values of $103,125 and $102,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Licking County, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$78,505
Median Household Income
± $2,179
67.2k
Number of Households
± 1,946

In 2022, the median household income of the 67.2k households in Licking County, OH grew to $78,505 from the previous year's value of $72,771.

The following chart displays the households in Licking 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 Licking 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 (77.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (12%)
  3. Carpooled (7.03%)

In 2022, 77.5% of workers in Licking County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12%) and those who carpooled to work (7.03%).

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Licking County, OH have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.72% of the workforce in Licking 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, 11.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Licking County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.37%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.81% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Licking County, OH (17.2k out of 175k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Licking 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.4% of the children was living in poverty in Licking County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 100 in Licking County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 103 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.7% of the population of Licking County, OH has health coverage, with 53.8% on employee plans, 15.2% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.43% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Licking County, OH see 2358 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.597% increase from the previous year (2344 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2740 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 698 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

2,358 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Licking County, OH

Primary care physicians in Licking County, OH see an average of 2,358 patients per year. This represents a 0.597% increase from the previous year (2,344 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Licking 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 24.5% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.6% 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

5.28%
Uninsured
53.8%
Employer Coverage
15.2%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Licking County, OH declined by 8.07% from 5.74% to 5.28%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44.3 in Licking 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 34.8% in Licking County, OH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.21% in Licking County, OH.

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