Portage County PUMA, OH

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2022 Population
161,217
0.42% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.1
1.03% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.3%
1.32% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$69,796
8.78% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$197,100
17% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
79,771
0.159% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Portage County PUMA, OH had a population of 161k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $69,796. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Portage County PUMA, OH declined from 161,897 to 161,217, a −0.42% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,163 to $69,796, a 8.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Portage County PUMA, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.56%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.67%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.81%), and White (Hispanic) (1.01%).

4.14% of the households in Portage County PUMA, 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.

98.3% of the residents in Portage County PUMA, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Portage County PUMA, OH are Kent State University at Kent (6,840 degrees awarded in 2022), Northeast Ohio Medical University (276 degrees), and Hiram College (221 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Portage County PUMA, OH was $197,100, and the homeownership rate was 70.7%.

Most people in Portage County PUMA, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Portage County PUMA, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Portage County PUMA, OH is home to a population of 161k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.11% of Portage County PUMA, OH residents were born outside of the country (5.02k people).

In 2022, there were 19.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (141k people) in Portage County PUMA, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.35k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.92k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Portage County PUMA, OH are Spanish (1,177 households), Arabic (874 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (685 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
81,406
Women
50.5%
79,766
Men
49.5%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 161,172 inhabitants, with 49.5% men, and 50.5% women.

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Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Portage County PUMA, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Portage County PUMA, OH was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Portage County PUMA, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    141k ± 613
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.35k ± 510
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5.92k ± 810
2.06%
Hispanic Population
3.33k people

In 2022, there were 19.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (141k people) in Portage County PUMA, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.35k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.92k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.06% of the people in Portage County PUMA, OH are hispanic (3.33k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    537 ± 568 people
  2. China
    400 ± 490 people
  3. Saudi Arabia
    344 ± 455 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Portage County PUMA, OH was India, the natal country of 537 Portage County PUMA, OH residents, followed by China with 400 and Saudi Arabia with 344.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.11%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.02k people
3.02%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.88k people

As of 2022, 3.11% of Portage County PUMA, OH residents (5.02k 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 Portage County PUMA, OH was 3.02%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    1,177 households (0.763%)
  2. Arabic
    874 households (0.567%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    685 households (0.444%)

4.14% of the households in Portage County PUMA, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Portage County PUMA, OH was Spanish. 0.763% of the households in Portage County PUMA, OH reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,383 ± 363
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,366 ± 285
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    888 ± 200

Portage County PUMA, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Portage County PUMA, OH employs 79.8k people. The largest industries in Portage County PUMA, OH are Restaurants & Food Services (7,110 people), Construction (4,842 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,565 people), and the highest paying industries are Real estate property managers, offices of real estate appraisers, and other activities related to real estate ($170,842), Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($166,846), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($143,455).

Males in Portage County PUMA, OH have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,117. The income inequality in Portage County PUMA, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
39,069
Women
48.6%
41,245
Men
51.4%

The workforce of Portage County PUMA, OH in 2020 was 80,314 people, with 48.6% woman, and 51.4% men.

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Occupations

79.8k
2022 Value
−0.159%
1 Year decline
± −0.159%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Portage County PUMA, OH declined at a rate of −0.159%, from 79.9k employees to 79.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Portage County PUMA, OH, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,295 people), Cooks (1,752 people), and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,747 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Portage County PUMA, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

79.8k
2022 Value
−0.159%
1 Year decline
± −0.159%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Portage County PUMA, OH declined at a rate of −0.159%, from 79.9k employees to 79.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Portage County PUMA, OH, are Restaurants & Food Services (7,110 people), Construction (4,842 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (4,565 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Portage County PUMA, OH, though some of these residents may live in Portage County PUMA, 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

$48,258
Median earning men ± $1,996
$33,679
Median earning women ± $1,150

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($71,157), Wholesale Trade ($70,900), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,407).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,697), Public Administration ($52,652), and Manufacturing ($50,302).

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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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ohio went to Donald J. Trump with 53.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

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 Portage County PUMA, OH awarded 7,337 degrees. The student population of Portage County PUMA, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 10,483 male students and 17,390 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Portage County PUMA, OH are White (5,453 and 77.8%), followed by Black or African American (587 and 8.38%), Hispanic or Latino (257 and 3.67%), and Two or More Races (243 and 3.47%).

The largest universities in Portage County PUMA, OH by number of degrees awarded are Kent State University at Kent (6,840 and 93.2%), Northeast Ohio Medical University (276 and 3.76%), and Hiram College (221 and 3.01%).

The most popular majors in Portage County PUMA, OH are Registered Nursing (727 and 9.91%), General Business Administration & Management (365 and 4.97%), and General Psychology (353 and 4.81%).

The median tuition costs in Portage County PUMA, OH are $25,500 for private four year colleges, and $11,218 and $20,132 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Portage County PUMA, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 27,873 (37.6% men and 62.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 27,873 students enrolled in Portage County PUMA, OH, 37.6% men and 62.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 19,800 records, of which 63.5% were women and 36.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 556 degrees awarded
  2. 353 degrees awarded
  3. 298 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Portage County PUMA, OH was Registered Nursing with 556 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,840 degrees awarded
  2. 276 degrees awarded
  3. 221 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kent State University at Kent with 6,840 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,591 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Portage County PUMA, OH, which is 0.546 times less than the 4,746 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 5,453 degrees mean that there were 9.29 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 587 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 ($25,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($155) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.433% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.344% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Portage County PUMA, OH in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (45.8k), Some college (32.4k), and Bachelors Degree (22.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Portage County PUMA, OH was $197,100 in 2022, which is 0.699 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $168,500 to $197,100, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in Portage County PUMA, OH is 70.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Portage County PUMA, OH have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Portage County PUMA, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Portage County PUMA, OH is $69,796. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Portage County PUMA, OH was Delaware County (South) PUMA, OH with a value of $146,754, followed by Hamilton County (East)--Loveland, Montgomery Cities & Forestville PUMA, OH and Butler County (Southeast)--Monroe City & Beckett Ridge PUMA, OH, with respective values of $122,007 and $114,556.

Property

$197,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,589
$44,931
Median Property Taxes
±$1,575

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Rent vs Own

70.7%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.7% of the housing units in Portage County PUMA, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Portage County PUMA, OH was Delaware County (South) PUMA, OH with a value of $146,754, followed by Hamilton County (East)--Loveland, Montgomery Cities & Forestville PUMA, OH and Butler County (Southeast)--Monroe City & Beckett Ridge PUMA, OH, with respective values of $122,007 and $114,556.

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Household Income

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$69,796
Median Household Income
± $2,200
63.6k
Number of Households
± 1,962

In 2022, the median household income of the 63.6k households in Portage County PUMA, OH grew to $69,796 from the previous year's value of $64,163.

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Wage Distribution

0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Portage County PUMA, OH
0.462
2021 Wage GINI in Portage County PUMA, OH

In 2022, the income inequality in Portage County PUMA, OH was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.041% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Portage County PUMA, OH was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Portage County PUMA, OH in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.8%)
  3. Carpooled (6.77%)

In 2022, 77.6% of workers in Portage County PUMA, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.8%) and those who carpooled to work (6.77%).

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Portage County PUMA, OH have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.5% of the workforce in Portage County PUMA, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Portage County PUMA, OH (17.4k out of 154k 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 Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Portage County PUMA, OH is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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Health

94.5% of the population of Portage County PUMA, OH has health coverage, with 54.6% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 10.6% on non-group plans, and 0.925% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ohio see 1291 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.921% decrease from the previous year (1303 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1566 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 346 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,291 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ohio

Primary care physicians in Ohio see an average of 1,291 patients per year. This represents a 0.921% decrease from the previous year (1,303 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 25.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 17% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.48%
Uninsured
54.6%
Employer Coverage
14.5%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
10.6%
Non-Group
0.925%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Portage County PUMA, OH declined by 2.99% from 5.65% to 5.48%.

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