Human Services County Profiles

The human services county profiles highlight demographic projections, educational attainment, labor force participation, employment, income, poverty, and human services participation in each of Ohio’s 88 counties. Profiles are available for download alphabetically and by region. Scroll down for a complete list of references and downloadable data files.

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County Profiles (A-Z) County Profiles (By Region)
 Central Ohio

Northeast Ohio

Northwest Ohio

 Southeast Ohio

 Southwest Ohio

Data References and Resources

Current Population

Table DP05, 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, U.S. Census Bureau (http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_12_5YR_DP05&prodType=table).

Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties of Ohio: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2003, Vintage 2003 Population Estimates, U.S. Census Bureau (http://www.census.gov/popest/data/counties/totals/2003/CO-EST2003-01.html). 

Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties of Ohio: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012, Vintage 2012 Population Estimates, U.S. Census Bureau (http://www.census.gov/popest/data/counties/totals/2012/CO-EST2012-01.html).

Current Population 2008-2012 data file
Current Population 2000-2003 data file

Current Population 2010-2012 data file

Demographic Projections

Ohio-population.org, Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University (http://ohio-population.org/)

Demographic Projections, 2010-2050 data file

Educational Attainment
Table DP02, 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, U.S. Census Bureau (http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml? pid=ACS_12_5YR_DP02&prodType=table).

Educational Attainment data file

Employment by Sector
2012 Annual Averages by Area, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/cew/datatoc.htm).

Employment by Sector data file

Total Employment
2003-2013 State and County Employment and Wages, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Bureau of Labor Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/data/).

Total Employment (Adams through Lawrence) data file
Total Employment (Licking through Wyandot) data file

Labor Force Participation
Table B23001, 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, U.S. Census Bureau (http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml? pid=ACS_12_5YR_B23001&prodType=table)

Labor Force Participation data file

Median Income
Median Income: 2003-2012 Median Household Income Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program, U.S. Census Bureau (http://www.census.gov/did/www/saipe/data/statecounty/data/index.html).

Inflation Adjustment: Inflation calculated using Annual Average Consumer Price Index Research Series (CPI-U-RS) indices from 2003 to 2012 (https://www.census.gov/hhes/www/income/data/incpovhlth/2012/CPI-U-RS-Index-2012.pdf).

Median Income data file

Making Ends Meet
Welfare: Average expenditures per assistance group by county for Ohio Works First (OWF, TANF spending) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) obtained from State Fiscal Year 2013 Public Assistance Monthly Statistics (PAMS) Report from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (http://jfs.ohio.gov/pams/Reports/PAMS-SFY2013.stm); WIC spending calculated at a rate of $35.78 per month for an annual amount of $429.36, based on Fiscal Year 2013 data from the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the State of Ohio (http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/25wifyavgfd$.htm).

Minimum Wage: Earnings calculated at the statewide minimum wage of $7.95 per hour, assuming an employee works 40 hours per week for 52 weeks (one year).

Federal Poverty Level: 2014 Poverty Guidelines, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/14poverty.cfm).

Making Ends Meet data file

Poverty
Table B17001, 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, U.S. Census Bureau (http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml? pid=ACS_12_5YR_B17001&prodType=table).

Poverty data file

Human Services Participation
Medicaid: County Medicaid enrollee data obtained from December 2006 and December 2013 Public Assistance Monthly Statistics (PAMS) Report from the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (http://jfs.ohio.gov/pams/Reports/PAMS2006-12.pdf and http://jfs.ohio.gov/pams/Medicaid/MED2013-12.stm).

Medicaid, 2006 and 2013 data file

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) data obtained from Calendar Years 2006 and 2013, Public Assistance Monthly Statistics (PAMS) Report from the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (http://jfs.ohio.gov/pams/Reports/PAMS2006-12.pdf and http://jfs.ohio.gov/pams/Reports/PAMS2013-12.stm).

SNAP, 2006 and 2013 data file

Food Pantry Use: Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks Annual Report, State Fiscal Years 2005-2006; Ohio Association of Food Banks Annual Report, State Fiscal Year 2013 (http://www.ohiofoodbanks.org/docs/publications/SFY2013_annual_report.pdf).

Food Pantry Use data file