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Knox County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2016: 61,022 (44% urban, 56% rural); it was 54,500 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 11,285
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,105
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 15,122
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,217 (it was 4,853 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

32%

Land area: 527 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 116 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Knox County: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.5%), Construction (12.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.1%), Manufacturing (12.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 66%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Knox County, Ohio:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Ohio median age:  39.3 years
Males: 29,946  (49.1%)
Females: 31,076  (50.9%)
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Knox County,OH real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Knox County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,211 ($38,877 in 1999)

This county:

$50,211
Ohio:

$52,334

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $544 (lower quartile is $433, upper quartile is $698)
This county:

$544
State:

$614


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $144,030 (it was $94,900 in 2000)
Knox:

$144,030
Ohio:

$140,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,081 - $212,709

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $175,072
Here:

$175,072
State:

$180,767

Townhouses or other attached units: $148,671
Here:

$148,671
State:

$157,588

In 2-unit structures: $126,129
Here:

$126,129
State:

$135,691

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $92,220
Here:

$92,220
State:

$122,936

Mobile homes: $35,803
Here:

$35,803
State:

$48,655
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,120
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $420

Institutionalized population: 573
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 200 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2008: 123 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2009: 100 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2010: 117 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2011: 110 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2012: 100 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2013: 114 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2014: 119 buildings, average cost: $172,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,908 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,520 (1.2%)

Knox County household income distribution in 2009 Knox County home values distribution Knox County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.8%
Knox County:

14.8%
Ohio:

14.6%
(14.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.2% for Black residents, 22.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.8% for American Indian residents, 21.0% for other race residents, 31.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 39.0 years old
(Males: 38.2 years old, Females: 39.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.2 years old, Black residents: 34.9 years old, American Indian residents: 55.7 years old, Asian residents: 59.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.0 years old, Other race residents: 23.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Knox County is $454 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $545 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $698 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mount Vernon, Apple Valley, Fredericktown, Gambier, Centerburg, Danville, Howard, Bladensburg, Martinsburg, Gann.

Knox County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
43005Bladensburg5142.99.17.834.7151.7311.603.5311.60
43006Brinkhaven315.97.713.1712.494.7335.9615.906.5015.90
43011Centerburg10361.70.18.244.8610.99133.475.202.789.20
43014Danville111239.3019.895.9441.98211.124.502.0015.95
43019Fredericktown186189.50.213.126.7322.59172.127.703.2014.55
43022Gambier219176.70.119.436.8730.27155.816.302.6019.80
43028Howard1330844.20.141.6211.6473.24175.979.903.5047.40
43037Martinsburg21111001.001.201.00
43050Mount Vernon1380742.7013.875.2732.71235.935.002.0014.00

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

2012 air pollution in Knox County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.037 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Allen County , Carroll County , Fountain County, Indiana , Nassau County, New York , Lancaster County, Pennsylvania , Madison County, Indiana , Worth County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,824
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 865 (56.2% naturalized citizens)

Knox County:

1.4%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 106
  • 2000 to 2009: 186
  • 1990 to 1999: 151
  • 1980 to 1989: 48
  • 1970 to 1979: 68
  • Before 1970: 294
Note: State values scaled to Knox County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.5%

Knox County marital status for males Knox County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,364
  • One, attached: 367
  • Two: 976
  • 3 or 4: 1,563
  • 5 to 9: 602
  • 10 to 19: 135
  • 20 to 49: 246
  • 50 or more: 141
  • Mobile homes: 1,134

Housing units in Knox County with a mortgage: 10,141 (328 second mortgage, 1,109 home equity loan, 50 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,072

Here:

62.5% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Knox County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,14376
Mainline Protestant6,26039
Catholic3,2502
Other3892
Black Protestant1231
None37,756-
Knox 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: 12
Knox County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

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

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 27
This county:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Knox County:

9.9%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

28.6%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.7%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Knox County:

Average size of farms: 166 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $43,575
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $193.74
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.94%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $40,566
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 59.55%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $53,830
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.32%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.39
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 20.39%
Corn for grain: 41461 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5510 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 46028 harvested acres
Vegetables: 123 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 347 acres

Earthquake activity:

Knox County-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 130.4 miles away from Knox County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 106.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 172.2 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.4 miles away from the 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 321.0 miles away from Knox County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 174.4 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:

  • Ohio Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 02, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4077: August 20, 2012, FEMA Id: 4077, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Ohio Severe Wind Storm associated with Tropical Depression Ike, Incident Period: September 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1805: October 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 1805, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tropical Depression, Wind
  • Ohio Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3250: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Ohio Severe Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to February 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1580: February 15, 2005, FEMA Id: 1580, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to June 21, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1519: June 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1519, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 17, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3187: September 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3187, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 24, 1998 to July 05, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1227: June 30, 1998, FEMA Id: 1227, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Ohio Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 26, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3055: January 26, 1978, FEMA Id: 3055, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Ohio Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3029: February 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3029, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm

The number of natural disasters in Knox County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

  • Canada (9%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Russia (7%)
  • England (6%)
  • Malaysia (5%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Turkey (5%)

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

  • German (25%)
  • American (16%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Knox County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,455 (77.4%)
  • Carpooled: 1,876 (7.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 155 (0.7%)
  • Railroad: 10 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 182 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 19 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,323 (5.6%)
  • Worked at home: 1,956 (8.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 2,400 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 552 people in nursing homes
  • 341 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 92 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 34 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 33 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 2,536 people in college/university student housing
  • 490 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 218 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 137 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 53 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,240.

4.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,921 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Ohio average:

4.72%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.48% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($23,551 average AGI)
1.48% relocated from other states ($12,370 average AGI)
Knox County:

1.48%
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 Franklin County, OH  0.84% ($32,120 average AGI)
from Licking County, OH  0.55% ($29,512)
from Richland County, OH  0.30% ($29,925)
from Delaware County, OH  0.26% ($47,983)
from Morrow County, OH  0.26% ($31,190)
from Ashland County, OH  0.13% ($25,250)
from Coshocton County, OH  0.09% ($31,400)


4.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,067 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
Ohio average:

5.14%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($242 average AGI)
Knox County:

0.06%
Ohio average:

0.04%

3.45% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($24,018 average AGI)
1.33% relocated to other states ($11,806 average AGI)
Knox County:

1.33%
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 Franklin County, OH  0.75% ($30,097 average AGI)
to Licking County, OH  0.66% ($31,869)
to Delaware County, OH  0.33% ($44,847)
to Richland County, OH  0.32% ($29,493)
to Morrow County, OH  0.22% ($31,449)
to Coshocton County, OH  0.11% ($25,600)
to Ashland County, OH  0.10% ($34,095)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8

Births per 1000 population in Knox County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Knox County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Knox County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Knox County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Knox County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,738 (8,188 aged, 1,550 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,152 (8%)

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 Knox County, Ohio in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (755)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (621)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (542)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (386)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (294)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (275)
  • Unspecified dementia (225)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (184)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (169)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (168)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.73
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,858
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 142
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42,636

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,199
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 973
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 80.7. This is less than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 61,022
  • In family households: 47,380 (8,104 male householders, 7,045 female householders)
    11,889 spouses, 16,418 children (15,235 natural, 403 adopted, 782 stepchildren), 1,331 grandchildren, 362 brothers or sisters, 564 parents, 591 other relatives, 1,050 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,110 (3,984 male householders (2,944 living alone)), 3,985 female householders (3,387 living alone)), 2,152 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,517

Size of family households: 7,523 2-persons, 3,514 3-persons, 2,206 4-persons, 1,177 5-persons, 419 6-persons, 353 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,330 1-person, 1,362 2-persons, 187 3-persons, 72 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 7 6-persons.

9,225 married couples with children.
3,369 single-parent households (990 men, 2,379 women).

95.2% of residents of Knox speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (88% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (34% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 37% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $257,845,000 ($4,462 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $4,735,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $124,368,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $59,494,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,938,000
Federal grants: $59,607,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,803,000 ($29,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,634,000 ($378,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,971,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $17,127,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,296,000

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

Births: 3,695
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,911
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +54
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,142
Here +54 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Knox County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.25 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 25
  • 2010 to 2013: 469
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,979
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,906
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,274
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,919
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,176
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,365
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,048
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,268
Note: State values scaled to Knox population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Knox County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Knox County population
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 306
  • 4 rooms: 1,369
  • 5 rooms: 3,042
  • 6 rooms: 3,208
  • 7 rooms: 3,359
  • 8 rooms: 1,999
  • 9+ rooms: 2,872
  • 1 room: 253
  • 2 rooms: 483
  • 3 rooms: 802
  • 4 rooms: 1,324
  • 5 rooms: 1,572
  • 6 rooms: 946
  • 7 rooms: 922
  • 8 rooms: 324
  • 9+ rooms: 298
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Knox County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Knox County population
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 204
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,817
  • 3 bedrooms: 9,241
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,310
  • 5+ bedrooms: 603
  • no bedroom: 253
  • 1 bedroom: 1,499
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,133
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,280
  • 4 bedrooms: 567
  • 5+ bedrooms: 187
Cars and other vehicles available in Knox County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Knox County population
  • no vehicle: 536
  • 1 vehicle: 3,654
  • 2 vehicles: 6,835
  • 3 vehicles: 3,552
  • 4 vehicles: 1,160
  • 5+ vehicles: 504
  • no vehicle: 1,392
  • 1 vehicle: 2,645
  • 2 vehicles: 2,047
  • 3 vehicles: 608
  • 4 vehicles: 182
  • 5+ vehicles: 69

84% of Knox County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Ohio.

Knox County:

84.1%
State average:

85.0%

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

  • This state: 47,226
  • Other state: 12,573
  • Northeast: 3,029
  • Midwest: 3,372
  • South: 4,415
  • West: 1,780

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Knox County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (51.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.2%)
  • Electricity (15.3%)
  • Wood (8.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.4%)
  • Other fuel (2.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Utility gas (53.4%)
  • Electricity (34.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.0%)
  • Wood (3.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,011
Here:

17.5%
Ohio:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 321
Here:

10.8%
Ohio:

11.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,011
Here:

73.1%
Ohio:

23.5%

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)

Knox County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Corrections - Other: $5,370,000
    Health - Other: $2,349,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,319,000
    General: $1,221,000
    Regular Highways: $651,000
    Housing & Community Development: $457,000
    Parks & Recreation: $375,000
    Sewerage: $89,000
    Welfare - Other: $28,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $8,592,000
    Regular Highways: $3,955,000
    Health Services - Other: $3,371,000
    Police Protection: $2,610,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,565,000
    General - Other: $2,452,000
    Financial Administration: $1,462,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,051,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,037,000
    Sewerage: $967,000
    Corrections - Other: $912,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $579,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $483,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $73,000
    Solid Waste Management: $71,000
    Housing & Community Development: $66,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $373,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $56,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $3,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,129,000

Knox County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,943,000
    Sewerage: $971,000
    Solid Waste Management: $72,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $517,000
    Health & Hospitals: $405,000
    All Other: $21,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,366,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,283,000
    Special Assessments: $404,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,926,000
    Highways: $3,873,000
    All Other: $2,449,000
    General Support: $1,803,000
    Health & Hospitals: $1,757,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,124,000
    Total General Sales: $3,805,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $601,000
    NEC: $119,000

Knox County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,665,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $8,225,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $11,715,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $705,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $470,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $1,300,000
    Beginning: $500,000

Knox County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $5,806,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $13,103,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $371,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 986
  • Number of aged recipients: 38
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 948
  • Number of recipients under 18: 139
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 739
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 108
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 317
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 440
Knox County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Knox County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Knox County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary41981.1 years
John37475.0 years
William35475.0 years
Robert34071.7 years
Charles31375.0 years
James28871.6 years
Helen21381.3 years
Ruth20580.9 years
George18276.5 years
Dorothy16279.9 years
Most common last names in Knox County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith19074.9 years
Miller11477.8 years
Brown8776.4 years
Hall7974.7 years
Davis7375.8 years
Johnson7275.5 years
Jones7078.1 years
Wilson6771.8 years
Williams6674.9 years
White6477.0 years
Businesses in Knox County, OH
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's3
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Payless1
CVS1Penske1
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut1
Cold Stone Creamery1Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid2
Dairy Queen1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza2Ryan's Grill1
Fashion Bug1SAS Shoes1
FedEx4Sears1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Staples1
GNC2Starbucks1
Goodwill2Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1Tim Hortons1
KFC1True Value1
Kmart1U-Haul4
Kroger1UPS8
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
Lane Furniture2Verizon Wireless1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's2
Lowe's1YMCA2
MasterBrand Cabinets4

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