Lucas County, OH

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2022 Population
430,014
0.278% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.1
0.262% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17.8%
1.35% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,265
7.69% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$144,200
12.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
201,274
0.32% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lucas County, OH had a population of 430k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $57,265. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lucas County, OH declined from 431,212 to 430,014, a −0.278% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,176 to $57,265, a 7.69% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lucas County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.49%), White (Hispanic) (2.83%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.32%).

None of the households in Lucas 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.

98.6% of the residents in Lucas County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lucas County, OH are University of Toledo (4,541 degrees awarded in 2022), Ross College-Sylvania (575 degrees), and Mercy College of Ohio (425 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lucas County, OH was $144,200, and the homeownership rate was 61.5%.

Most people in Lucas County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Lucas County, OH was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Lucas County, OH is home to a population of 430k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.68% of Lucas County, OH residents were born outside of the country (15.8k people).

In 2022, there were 3.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (288k people) in Lucas County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 80.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 19.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Lucas County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lucas County, OH was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lucas County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    288k ± 610
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    80.2k ± 1.44k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    19.3k ± 1.64k
7.67%
Hispanic Population
33k people

In 2022, there were 3.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (288k people) in Lucas County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 80.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 19.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.67% of the people in Lucas County, OH are hispanic (33k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lucas 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

3.68%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
15.8k people
3.75%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
16.2k people

As of 2022, 3.68% of Lucas County, OH residents (15.8k 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 Lucas County, OH was 3.75%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,278 ± 602
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,498 ± 472
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,760 ± 387

Lucas County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lucas County, OH employs 201k people. The largest industries in Lucas County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,989 people), Manufacturing (32,129 people), and Retail Trade (23,728 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,731), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,250), and Public Administration ($61,158).

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

201k
2022 Value
± 3,661
0.32%
1 Year growth
± 2.58%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lucas County, OH grew at a rate of 0.32%, from 201k employees to 201k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lucas County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (22,346 people), Sales & Related Occupations (19,473 people), and Production Occupations (18,546 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lucas County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

201k
2022 Value
± 3,661
0.32%
1 Year growth
± 2.58%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lucas County, OH grew at a rate of 0.32%, from 201k employees to 201k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lucas County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,989 people), Manufacturing (32,129 people), and Retail Trade (23,728 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lucas County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Lucas 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

$46,012
Median earning men ± $918
$34,869
Median earning women ± $740

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($66,893), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,580), and Manufacturing ($58,130).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,474), Public Administration ($54,805), and Manufacturing ($45,155).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Ohio.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,841
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,515
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,155
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lucas County, OH went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.3%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lucas County, OH awarded 6,847 degrees. The student population of Lucas County, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 8,053 male students and 12,343 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lucas County, OH are White (4,445 and 69.9%), followed by Black or African American (873 and 13.7%), Unknown (328 and 5.16%), and Hispanic or Latino (298 and 4.68%).

The largest universities in Lucas County, OH by number of degrees awarded are University of Toledo (4,541 and 66.3%), Ross College-Sylvania (575 and 8.4%), and Mercy College of Ohio (425 and 6.21%).

The most popular majors in Lucas County, OH are Registered Nursing (706 and 10.3%), Medical Insurance Specialist (347 and 5.07%), and General Business Administration & Management (253 and 3.7%).

The median tuition costs in Lucas County, OH are $20,975 for private four year colleges, and $9,391 and $18,751 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lucas County, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 20,396 (39.5% men and 60.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 20,396 students enrolled in Lucas County, OH, 39.5% men and 60.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 12,779 records, of which 58.7% were women and 41.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 434 degrees awarded
  2. 185 degrees awarded
  3. 164 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lucas County, OH was Registered Nursing with 434 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lucas County, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 4,541 degrees awarded
  2. 575 degrees awarded
  3. 425 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Toledo with 4,541 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,369 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lucas County, OH, which is 0.529 times less than the 4,478 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 4,445 degrees mean that there were 5.09 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 873 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 ($20,975) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,080) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,420) 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 Lucas County, OH was $144,200 in 2022, which is 0.512 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $127,900 to $144,200, a 12.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Lucas County, OH is 61.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lucas County, OH have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lucas County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lucas County, OH is $57,265. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lucas County, OH was Census Tract 76 with a value of $171,250, followed by Census Tract 91.01 and Census Tract 13.01, with respective values of $140,000 and $123,350.

In 2022, 14.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lucas County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.24%.

Property

$144,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,681
$111,632
Median Property Taxes
±$2,337

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 Lucas County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

61.5%
Homeownership
2022
61.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 61.5% of the housing units in Lucas County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 76
  2. Census Tract 91.01
  3. Census Tract 13.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lucas County, OH was Census Tract 76 with a value of $171,250, followed by Census Tract 91.01 and Census Tract 13.01, with respective values of $140,000 and $123,350.

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

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Household Income

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$57,265
Median Household Income
± $969
181k
Number of Households
± 3,425

In 2022, the median household income of the 181k households in Lucas County, OH grew to $57,265 from the previous year's value of $53,176.

The following chart displays the households in Lucas 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 Lucas 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 (80.7%)
  2. Carpooled (9.16%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.23%)

In 2022, 80.7% of workers in Lucas County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.16%) and those who worked at home (6.23%).

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lucas County, OH have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.43% of the workforce in Lucas 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, 14.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lucas County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.24%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lucas County, OH (75.1k out of 421k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lucas 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, 26.6% of the children was living in poverty in Lucas County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 824 in Lucas County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 49.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.1% of the population of Lucas County, OH has health coverage, with 47.3% on employee plans, 22.1% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 0.977% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lucas County, OH see 1079 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.14% decrease from the previous year (1114 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1343 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 265 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,079 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lucas County, OH

Primary care physicians in Lucas County, OH see an average of 1,079 patients per year. This represents a 3.14% decrease from the previous year (1,114 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lucas 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 24.4% under 18 years, 22.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.86%
Uninsured
47.3%
Employer Coverage
22.1%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
0.977%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lucas County, OH declined by 1.94% from 5.97% to 5.86%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 72.3 in Lucas 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 37.3% in Lucas County, OH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.05% in Lucas County, OH.

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