Franklin County, OH

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2022 Population
1.32M
0.346% 1-year growth
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.6
0.581% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.5%
0.846% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,070
7.68% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$243,100
19.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
694,653
0.664% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Franklin County, OH had a population of 1.32M people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $71,070. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Franklin County, OH grew from 1.31M to 1.32M, a 0.346% increase and its median household income grew from $65,999 to $71,070, a 7.68% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (60.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.39%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.83%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.12%).

None of the households in Franklin 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.

93.9% of the residents in Franklin County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin County, OH are Ohio State University-Main Campus (16,872 degrees awarded in 2022), Columbus State Community College (4,820 degrees), and Franklin University (1,832 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Franklin County, OH was $243,100, and the homeownership rate was 53.5%.

Most people in Franklin County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Franklin County, OH is home to a population of 1.32M people, from which 93.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.5% of Franklin County, OH residents were born outside of the country (152k people).

In 2022, there were 2.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (797k people) in Franklin County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 301k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 71k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.9%
2022 Citizenship
94.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.9% of Franklin County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, OH was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Franklin County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    797k ± 1.25k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    301k ± 3.28k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    71k ± 1.66k
6.03%
Hispanic Population
79.5k people

In 2022, there were 2.65 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (797k people) in Franklin County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 301k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 71k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.03% of the people in Franklin County, OH are hispanic (79.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Franklin 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

11.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
152k people
11.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
151k people

As of 2022, 11.5% of Franklin County, OH residents (152k 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 Franklin County, OH was 11.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    16,904 ± 931
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    14,387 ± 1,141
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    8,147 ± 836

Franklin County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Franklin County, OH employs 695k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (107,122 people), Retail Trade (80,236 people), and Educational Services (65,460 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,569), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,842), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,536).

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

695k
2022 Value
± 7,367
0.664%
1 Year growth
± 1.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Franklin County, OH grew at a rate of 0.664%, from 690k employees to 695k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (80,068 people), Management Occupations (78,973 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (63,450 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

695k
2022 Value
± 7,367
0.664%
1 Year growth
± 1.49%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Franklin County, OH grew at a rate of 0.664%, from 690k employees to 695k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (107,122 people), Retail Trade (80,236 people), and Educational Services (65,460 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Franklin 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

$51,357
Median earning men ± $700
$41,831
Median earning women ± $497

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,301), Public Administration ($75,432), and Information ($66,986).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($64,523), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,234), and Wholesale Trade ($51,860).

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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. 13,933
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 7,607
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 7,172
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Franklin County, OH went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 64.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.22%).

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 Franklin County, OH awarded 29,696 degrees. The student population of Franklin County, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 47,498 male students and 61,166 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin County, OH are White (18,107 and 65.3%), followed by Black or African American (3,781 and 13.6%), Asian (1,776 and 6.4%), and Unknown (1,621 and 5.84%).

The largest universities in Franklin County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ohio State University-Main Campus (16,872 and 56.8%), Columbus State Community College (4,820 and 16.2%), and Franklin University (1,832 and 6.17%).

The most popular majors in Franklin County, OH are Registered Nursing (1,975 and 6.65%), General Business Administration & Management (1,321 and 4.45%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,249 and 4.21%).

The median tuition costs in Franklin County, OH are $30,400 for private four year colleges, and $11,525 and $35,782 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Franklin County, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 55.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 108,664 (43.7% men and 56.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 108,664 students enrolled in Franklin County, OH, 43.7% men and 56.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 61,217 records, of which 55.5% were women and 44.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 944 degrees awarded
  2. 867 degrees awarded
  3. 593 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Franklin County, OH was Registered Nursing with 944 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 16,872 degrees awarded
  2. 4,820 degrees awarded
  3. 1,832 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ohio State University-Main Campus with 16,872 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 12,101 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin County, OH, which is 0.688 times less than the 17,595 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 18,107 degrees mean that there were 4.79 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,781 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 ($30,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,998) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,848) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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 Franklin County, OH was $243,100 in 2022, which is 0.862 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $203,200 to $243,100, a 19.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, OH is 53.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Franklin County, OH have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Franklin County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Franklin County, OH is $71,070. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Franklin County, OH was Census Tract 73.94 with a value of $201,111, followed by Census Tract 66 and Census Tract 65, with respective values of $200,000 and $196,331.

In 2022, 15.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Franklin County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.64%.

Property

$243,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,309
$289,959
Median Property Taxes
±$4,107

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

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Rent vs Own

53.5%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 53.5% of the housing units in Franklin County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 73.94
  2. Census Tract 66
  3. Census Tract 65

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, OH was Census Tract 73.94 with a value of $201,111, followed by Census Tract 66 and Census Tract 65, with respective values of $200,000 and $196,331.

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

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Household Income

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$71,070
Median Household Income
± $926
542k
Number of Households
± 6,413

In 2022, the median household income of the 542k households in Franklin County, OH grew to $71,070 from the previous year's value of $65,999.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin 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 Franklin 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 (73%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.4%)
  3. Carpooled (7.08%)

In 2022, 73% of workers in Franklin County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.4%) and those who carpooled to work (7.08%).

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Commute Time

22 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, OH have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Franklin 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, 15.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Franklin County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.64%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, OH (187k out of 1.29M 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 Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin County, OH is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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, 20.3% of the children was living in poverty in Franklin County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 423 in Franklin County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 87.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92% of the population of Franklin County, OH has health coverage, with 53.7% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 9.32% on Medicare, 9.06% on non-group plans, and 0.93% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, OH see 963 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.53% decrease from the previous year (988 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1087 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 279 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

963 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Franklin County, OH

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, OH see an average of 963 patients per year. This represents a 2.53% decrease from the previous year (988 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Franklin 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 24.6% under 18 years, 26.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.01%
Uninsured
53.7%
Employer Coverage
18.9%
Medicaid
9.32%
Medicare
9.06%
Non-Group
0.93%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, OH grew by 2.22% from 7.84% to 8.01%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 64.3 in Franklin 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 35.9% in Franklin County, OH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.91% in Franklin County, OH.

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