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Highland County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2014: 43,045 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 40,875 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,988
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,022
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 11,735
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,683 (it was 3,852 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

32%

Land area: 553 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 78 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Highland County: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.0%), Educational, health and social services (19.8%), Manufacturing (12.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 35%
  • Unpaid family work: 14%
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Races in Highland County, Ohio:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.7%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Ohio median age:  38.0 years
Males: 21,081  (49.0%)
Females: 21,964  (51.0%)
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Highland County,OH real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Highland County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,566 ($35,313 in 1999)

This county:

$38566
Ohio:

$48081

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $449 (lower quartile is $352, upper quartile is $542)
This county:

$449
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $98,843 (it was $83,000 in 2000)
Highland:

$98,843
Ohio:

$127,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $65,261 - $151,262
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $976
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $346

Institutionalized population: 394

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 181
  • Thefts: 183
  • Auto thefts: 30

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 22
  • Burglaries: 158
  • Thefts: 139
  • Auto thefts: 22
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 71 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2008: 24 buildings, average cost: $102,200
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $103,400
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $157,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,197 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,090 (1.1%)

Highland County household income distribution in 2009 Highland County home values distribution Highland County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.4%
(20.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.0% for Black residents, 37.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.8% for American Indian residents, 48.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.1%
Highland County:

21.1%
Ohio:

16.0%
(20.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.6% for Black residents, 34.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.1% for American Indian residents, 45.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Highland County is $424 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $510 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $687 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hillsboro, Greenfield, Lynchburg, Leesburg, Rocky Fork Point, Highland Holiday, Mowrystown, Buford, Highland, Sinking Spring.

Highland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
45110Buford27.60.74.152.314.88117.574.150.904.15
45123Greenfield16310.28.164.548.16100.016.353.008.50
45132Highland39.23.25.24.553.4666.623.203.154.70
45133Hillsboro8831.103.92.174.68119.812.101.104.70
45135Leesburg815.40.54.222.474.93116.712.850.803.50
45142Lynchburg189.40.13.772.33.0480.583.201.005.70
45155Mowrystown16.56.56.56.5  6.502.305.35
45165Greenfield114.314.314.314.3  14.304.1811.35
45172Sinking Spring10.10.10.10.1  0.101.532.53

All concentrations are in units of pico-Curies of radiation per liter of air ( pCi/l ).

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Neighboring counties: Hardy County, West Virginia , Preston County, West Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,221
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 258 (41% naturalized citizens)

Highland County:

0.6%
Whole state:

3.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 56
  • 1990 to 1994: 20
  • 1985 to 1989: 33
  • 1980 to 1984: 8
  • 1975 to 1979: 20
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 42
  • 1965 to 1969: 79

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.8%

Highland County marital status for males Highland County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 12,244
  • One, attached: 264
  • Two: 454
  • 3 or 4: 538
  • 5 to 9: 353
  • 10 to 19: 175
  • 20 or more: 261
  • Mobile homes: 3,244
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 50

Housing units in Highland County with a mortgage: 4,815 (636 second mortgage, 495 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,560

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

69.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Highland County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,43665
Mainline Protestant4,49032
Catholic7802
Black Protestant3742
Other1254
None29,384-
Highland County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Highland County:

1.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.47 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Highland County:

4.46 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 18
This county:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Highland County:

10.0%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Highland County:

28.8%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.2%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Highland County:

Average size of farms: 198 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $31,560
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $204.86
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.58%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 27.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $29,837
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 56.63%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $66,332
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.63%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.09
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.09%
Corn for grain: 30060 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 10145 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 96583 harvested acres
Vegetables: 127 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 45 acres

Earthquake activity:

Highland County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Ohio state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 72.0 miles away from Highland County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 237.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 230.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 101.0 miles away from Highland County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 209.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • OhioSevere Wind Storm associated with Tropical Depression Ike, Incident Period: September 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1805): October 24, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1805, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tropical Depression, Wind
  • OhioHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3250): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • OhioSevere Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to February 1, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1580): February 15, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1580, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • OhioSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to March 17, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1164): March 4, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1164, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • OhioBlizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 26, 1978, Emergency Declared (EM-3055): January 26, 1978, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3055, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • OhioSnowstorms, Incident Period: February 2, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3029): February 2, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3029, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • OhioTORNADOES, SEVERE STORMS, Incident Period: April 14, 1965, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-191): April 14, 1965, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-191, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado

The number of natural disasters in Highland County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Japan (19%)
  • Canada (19%)
  • United Kingdom (18%)
  • Philippines (14%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • India (5%)
  • Korea (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Highland County (%):

  • United States or American (35%)
  • German (20%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Highland County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,974 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 2,456 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 43 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0%)
  • Railroad: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 330 (2%)
  • Other means: 67 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 764 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Highland County, Ohio in 2000:

  • 301 people in nursing homes
  • 37 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 23 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

People in group quarters in Highland County, Ohio in 2010:

  • 325 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 69 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 50 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,035.

5.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Ohio average:

4.72%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.49% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($21,262 average AGI)
1.02% relocated from other states ($4,844 average AGI)
Highland County:

1.02%
Ohio average:

1.60%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clinton County, OH  0.94% ($26,028 average AGI)
from Fayette County, OH  0.59% ($22,967)
from Ross County, OH  0.44% ($20,803)
from Clermont County, OH  0.40% ($29,049)
from Adams County, OH  0.32% ($24,163)
from Brown County, OH  0.30% ($25,326)
from Franklin County, OH  0.24% ($25,703)


5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,364 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Ohio average:

5.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.37% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($19,821 average AGI)
1.36% relocated to other states ($7,542 average AGI)
Highland County:

1.36%
Ohio average:

2.02%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clinton County, OH  1.15% ($28,823 average AGI)
to Fayette County, OH  0.52% ($22,886)
to Clermont County, OH  0.38% ($26,207)
to Ross County, OH  0.34% ($24,827)
to Brown County, OH  0.32% ($28,625)
to Adams County, OH  0.28% ($25,381)
to Franklin County, OH  0.25% ($32,211)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Highland County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Highland County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Highland County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Highland County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Highland County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,209 (5,809 aged, 1,400 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 768 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Highland County, Ohio in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (719)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (518)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (451)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (349)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (238)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (237)
  • Unspecified dementia (203)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (190)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (169)
  • Congestive heart failure (158)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.69
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7444.260
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 187.750
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 71133.54

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1261.150
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1053.300
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7.01

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32.21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67.73

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.67

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 150.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 95.8
  • Other - 54.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 43,105
  • In family households: 37,231 (8,390 male householders, 3,429 female householders)
    8,859 spouses, 12,820 children (11,566 natural, 282 adopted, 972 stepchildren), 1,222 grandchildren, 279 brothers or sisters, 324 parents, 396 other relatives, 1,267 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,874 (2,265 male householders (1,776 living alone)), 2,609 female householders (2,286 living alone)), 1,000 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 484 (394 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 5,258 2-persons, 2,604 3-persons, 2,138 4-persons, 1,138 5-persons, 414 6-persons, 267 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,062 1-person, 691 2-persons, 69 3-persons, 39 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

7,597 married couples with children.
2,314 single-parent households (648 men, 1,666 women).

97.9% of residents of Highland County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 25% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $223,124,000 ($5236 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,418,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $97,220,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $48,774,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,080,000
Federal grants: $60,182,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,501,000 ($176,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,366,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $6,061,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $19,921,000
Federal Government insurance: $21,739,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,162
Here:

74 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,264
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +52
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,039
Here +24 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Highland County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.43 millions of gallons per day (65% from ground, 35% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 426
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,892
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,437
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,794
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,465
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,535
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,367
  • 1940 to 1949: 742
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,726
Rooms in houses/apartments in Highland County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 162
  • 4 rooms: 1,341
  • 5 rooms: 2,955
  • 6 rooms: 3,080
  • 7 rooms: 2,154
  • 8 rooms: 1,098
  • 9+ rooms: 938
  • 1 room: 49
  • 2 rooms: 149
  • 3 rooms: 506
  • 4 rooms: 1,057
  • 5 rooms: 1,031
  • 6 rooms: 553
  • 7 rooms: 268
  • 8 rooms: 183
  • 9+ rooms: 56
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Highland County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 216
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,931
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,605
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,727
  • 5+ bedrooms: 256
  • no bedroom: 82
  • 1 bedroom: 697
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,690
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,069
  • 4 bedrooms: 280
  • 5+ bedrooms: 34
Cars and other vehicles available in Highland County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 425
  • 1 vehicle: 2,864
  • 2 vehicles: 4,880
  • 3 vehicles: 2,524
  • 4 vehicles: 706
  • 5+ vehicles: 336
  • no vehicle: 628
  • 1 vehicle: 1,626
  • 2 vehicles: 1,110
  • 3 vehicles: 407
  • 4 vehicles: 66
  • 5+ vehicles: 15

57% of Highland County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Ohio.

Highland County:

56.6%
State average:

58.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 34299
  • Northeast: 575
  • Midwest: 1176
  • South: 3919
  • West: 558

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $55,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Highland County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (33.1%)
  • Utility gas (24.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.9%)
  • Wood (5.4%)
  • Electricity (39.4%)
  • Utility gas (31.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.5%)
  • Wood (2.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 142
Here:

2.8%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 133
Here:

5.7%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 185
Here:

18.2%
Ohio:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Highland County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $5,000,000
    General: $1,646,000
    Health - Other: $495,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $6,908,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,017,000
    Police Protection: $2,297,000
    Financial Administration: $2,257,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,714,000
    Regular Highways: $1,457,000
    General - Other: $1,385,000
    Health Services - Other: $652,000
    Central Staff Services: $556,000
    Sewerage: $529,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $268,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $65,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,698,000

Highland County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,307,000
    Sewerage: $299,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,082,000
    Interest Earnings: $925,000
    Special Assessments: $472,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,862,000
    Public Welfare: $4,177,000
    Highways: $2,827,000
    General Support: $454,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,991,000
    Total General Sales: $2,738,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $131,000
    NEC: $4,000

Highland County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $1,700,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,488,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $442,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,663,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,187,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,700,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $80,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $6,900,000
    Beginning: $5,934,000

Highland County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,052,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,322,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,611,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,142
  • Number of aged recipients: 53
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,089
  • Number of recipients under 18: 160
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 789
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 193
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 393
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 531
Highland County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Highland County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Highland County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary37278.3 years
James31072.1 years
John30274.2 years
William30174.5 years
Charles28974.1 years
Robert24571.4 years
George16076.7 years
Ruth15379.8 years
Helen14380.2 years
Dorothy12475.4 years
Most common last names in Highland County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith21476.5 years
Davis10876.2 years
Johnson9776.4 years
Miller9178.1 years
Wilson9075.5 years
Williams8172.8 years
Jones7674.1 years
Brown7373.8 years
Walker7376.4 years
Taylor6771.9 years
Businesses in Highland County, OH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts3MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's2McDonald's3
AutoZone2Nike1
Best Western1Pizza Hut2
Blockbuster1RadioShack2
Burger King2Rite Aid2
CVS1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel2
Days Inn1Starbucks1
Domino's Pizza3Subway4
FedEx3Taco Bell1
GNC1True Value1
GameStop1U-Haul6
H&R Block4UPS3
KFC1Vans1
Kmart1Walgreens1
Kroger3Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's2
Long John Silver's1YMCA1