Summit County, OH

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2022 Population
539,361
0.223% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.1
0.244% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.4%
1.78% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$68,360
8.32% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$182,500
14.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
270,271
0.305% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Summit County, OH had a population of 539k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $68,360. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Summit County, OH declined from 540,567 to 539,361, a −0.223% decrease and its median household income grew from $63,111 to $68,360, a 8.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Summit County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.46%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.92%), and White (Hispanic) (1.03%).

None of the households in Summit 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.

97.7% of the residents in Summit County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Summit County, OH are University of Akron Main Campus (200800) (3,979 degrees awarded in 2022), Fortis College-Cuyahoga Falls (199 degrees), and Herzing University-Akron (185 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Summit County, OH was $182,500, and the homeownership rate was 66.9%.

Most people in Summit County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Summit County, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Summit County, OH is home to a population of 539k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.99% of Summit County, OH residents were born outside of the country (26.9k people).

In 2022, there were 5.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (404k people) in Summit County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 74.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.7% of Summit County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Summit County, OH was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Summit County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    404k ± 1.08k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    74.7k ± 1.63k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    24.1k ± 1.96k
2.44%
Hispanic Population
13.2k people

In 2022, there were 5.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (404k people) in Summit County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 74.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.1k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.44% of the people in Summit County, OH are hispanic (13.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Summit 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

4.99%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
26.9k people
5.44%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
29.4k people

As of 2022, 4.99% of Summit County, OH residents (26.9k 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 Summit County, OH was 5.44%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,214 ± 590
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,304 ± 624
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,471 ± 444

Summit County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Summit County, OH employs 270k people. The largest industries in Summit County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,794 people), Manufacturing (39,666 people), and Retail Trade (30,843 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,991), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($81,343), and Utilities ($79,398).

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

270k
2022 Value
± 4,215
0.305%
1 Year growth
± 2.14%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Summit County, OH grew at a rate of 0.305%, from 269k employees to 270k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Summit County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,480 people), Management Occupations (29,856 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (25,632 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Summit County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

270k
2022 Value
± 4,215
0.305%
1 Year growth
± 2.14%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Summit County, OH grew at a rate of 0.305%, from 269k employees to 270k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Summit County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (42,794 people), Manufacturing (39,666 people), and Retail Trade (30,843 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Summit County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Summit 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

$51,934
Median earning men ± $1,051
$37,269
Median earning women ± $910

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($82,454), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,857), and Public Administration ($76,958).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,511), Public Administration ($52,101), and Wholesale Trade ($51,197).

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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. 5,437
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,680
    Manufacturing
  3. 3,466
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Summit County, OH went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

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 Summit County, OH awarded 4,643 degrees. The student population of Summit County, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,916 male students and 7,745 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Summit County, OH are White (3,345 and 74.4%), followed by Black or African American (548 and 12.2%), Two or More Races (195 and 4.34%), and Asian (162 and 3.6%).

The largest universities in Summit County, OH by number of degrees awarded are University of Akron Main Campus (200800) (3,979 and 85.7%), Fortis College-Cuyahoga Falls (199 and 4.29%), and Herzing University-Akron (185 and 3.98%).

The most popular majors in Summit County, OH are Registered Nursing (409 and 8.81%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (233 and 5.02%), and Mechanical Engineering (198 and 4.26%).

The median tuition costs in Summit County, OH are $11,820 for private four year colleges, and $10,097 and $13,170 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Summit County, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 14,661 (47.2% men and 52.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 14,661 students enrolled in Summit County, OH, 47.2% men and 52.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,212 records, of which 50.8% were women and 49.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 200 degrees awarded
  2. 170 degrees awarded
  3. 102 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Summit County, OH was Registered Nursing with 200 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,979 degrees awarded
  2. 199 degrees awarded
  3. 185 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Akron Main Campus (200800) with 3,979 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,046 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Summit County, OH, which is 0.788 times less than the 2,597 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 3,345 degrees mean that there were 6.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 548 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($14,732) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,330) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,228) 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 Summit County, OH was $182,500 in 2022, which is 0.647 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $159,800 to $182,500, a 14.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Summit County, OH is 66.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Summit County, OH have an average commute time of 23.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Summit County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Summit County, OH is $68,360. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Summit County, OH was Census Tract 5341 with a value of $204,844, followed by Census Tract 5331.02 and Census Tract 5323.01, with respective values of $200,208 and $177,386.

In 2022, 13.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Summit County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.84%.

Property

$182,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,328
$153,018
Median Property Taxes
±$2,777

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

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Rent vs Own

66.9%
Homeownership
2022
63.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.9% of the housing units in Summit County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5341
  2. Census Tract 5331.02
  3. Census Tract 5323.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Summit County, OH was Census Tract 5341 with a value of $204,844, followed by Census Tract 5331.02 and Census Tract 5323.01, with respective values of $200,208 and $177,386.

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

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Household Income

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$68,360
Median Household Income
± $856
229k
Number of Households
± 3,462

In 2022, the median household income of the 229k households in Summit County, OH grew to $68,360 from the previous year's value of $63,111.

The following chart displays the households in Summit 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 Summit 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 (78.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.8%)
  3. Carpooled (7.43%)

In 2022, 78.6% of workers in Summit County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.8%) and those who carpooled to work (7.43%).

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Commute Time

23.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Summit County, OH have a shorter commute time (23.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in Summit 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, 13.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Summit County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.84%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Summit County, OH (65.8k out of 530k 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 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 Summit 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, 15.6% of the children was living in poverty in Summit County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 329 in Summit County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 89.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.3% of the population of Summit County, OH has health coverage, with 50.4% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 10.3% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Summit County, OH see 1027 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.588% increase from the previous year (1021 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1535 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 313 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,027 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Summit County, OH

Primary care physicians in Summit County, OH see an average of 1,027 patients per year. This represents a 0.588% increase from the previous year (1,021 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Summit 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 22.1% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.7%
Uninsured
50.4%
Employer Coverage
17.7%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
10.3%
Non-Group
1.2%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Summit County, OH grew by 2.76% from 5.55% to 5.7%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 56.5 in Summit 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 34.4% in Summit County, OH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.95% in Summit County, OH.

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