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Licking County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2016: 172,198 (64% urban, 36% rural); it was 145,491 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 34,761
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,147
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 41,397
Renter-occupied apartments: 17,081 (it was 14,212 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 687 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 251 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Licking County: 95.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.2%), Educational, health and social services (15.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Licking County, Ohio:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Ohio median age:  39.3 years
Males: 84,022  (48.8%)
Females: 88,176  (51.2%)
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Licking County,OH real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Licking County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $58,685 ($44,124 in 1999)

This county:

$58,685
Ohio:

$52,334

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $629 (lower quartile is $462, upper quartile is $793)
This county:

$629
State:

$614


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $163,400 (it was $110,700 in 2000)
Licking:

$163,400
Ohio:

$140,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $111,300 - $248,100

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $194,512
Here:

$194,512
State:

$180,767

Townhouses or other attached units: $163,252
Here:

$163,252
State:

$157,588

In 2-unit structures: $147,539
Here:

$147,539
State:

$135,691

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $112,104
Here:

$112,104
State:

$122,936

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $132,398
Here:

$132,398
State:

$140,420

Mobile homes: $44,483
Here:

$44,483
State:

$48,655
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,310
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $456

Institutionalized population: 1,134

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 9
  • Burglaries: 228
  • Thefts: 412
  • Auto thefts: 69

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 17
  • Burglaries: 204
  • Thefts: 410
  • Auto thefts: 78
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1014 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2001: 1038 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2002: 1257 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2004: 967 buildings, average cost: $176,700
  • 2005: 767 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2006: 529 buildings, average cost: $203,500
  • 2007: 370 buildings, average cost: $190,300
  • 2008: 228 buildings, average cost: $210,500
  • 2009: 209 buildings, average cost: $199,700
  • 2010: 300 buildings, average cost: $143,100
  • 2011: 281 buildings, average cost: $146,900
  • 2012: 255 buildings, average cost: $200,800
  • 2013: 285 buildings, average cost: $202,600
  • 2014: 230 buildings, average cost: $216,600
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,593 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,835 (1.3%)

Licking County household income distribution in 2013 Licking County home values distribution in 2013 Licking County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.7%
Licking County:

12.7%
Ohio:

14.6%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.9% for Black residents, 18.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.1% for American Indian residents, 90.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.9% for other race residents, 28.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.0 years old
(Males: 39.1 years old, Females: 40.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.1 years old, Black residents: 41.2 years old, American Indian residents: 42.1 years old, Asian residents: 28.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.3 years old, Other race residents: 25.2 years old)

Area name: Columbus, OH HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Licking County is $517 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $655 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $823 a month.

Cities in this county include: Newark, Pataskala, Heath, Johnstown, Granville, Buckeye Lake, Beechwood Trails, Utica, Hebron, Harbor Hills.

Licking 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
43001Alexandria144317.70.118.385.9353.66291.925.702.7011.10
43008Buckeye Lake2614.302.81.693.35119.961.900.753.70
43013Croton3222.20.35.23.564.7190.544.251.606.20
43018Etna519.90.16.541.428.79134.461.300.138.73
43023Granville2842543.50218.5839.21186.738.503.7020.05
43025Hebron226684.50.114.525.6756.44388.795.403.059.80
43027Homer14.94.94.94.9  4.903.786.63
43030Jacksontown740.83.614.3310.1913.1791.958.703.8318.20
43031Johnstown29049.90.16.423.986.95108.284.402.357.30
43033Kirkersville1035.71.215.119.7211.4175.518.953.1021.20
43055Newark3529559020.4710.2830.94151.1811.505.0024.88
43056Heath9021910.118.268.9922.59123.7610.103.8023.80
43058Newark45125.11.516.98.1728.09166.186.304.3312.03
43062Pataskala628150.308.675.1212.84148.085.302.9010.10
43071Saint Louisville83160.80.116.568.0923.56142.256.803.2023.80
43073Summit Station22.52.52.52.5002.501.702.50
43080Utica178146.30.116.176.8126.59164.456.902.5019.15
43093Newark51.20.91.081.070.1312.071.100.931.18
43721Brownsville105.923.253.011.4243.692.652.153.85
43740Gratiot412.312.212.2512.250.060.4712.2512.2012.30

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

2012 air pollution in Licking County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.034 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Licking County: Camp Shawnee (A), Woodland Golf Course (B), Remerowski Orchards (C), Shady Bowl Speedway (D), Kiser Memorial (E), Mustang Valley Farm (F), Bar W Equestrian Center (G), Camp Shawano (H), Michael Farms (I), Halmar Farm (J), Robert Pond Farm (K), Gentis Farms (L), Cottonwood Farms (M), Sycamore Farms (N), Circle Farms (O), Freshwater Farms of Ohio (P), Urbana Water Pollution Control Facility (Q), Volk Fruit Farms (R), Maple Lane Tree and Garden Center (S), Champaign County Nursing Home (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Licking County include: Oak Grove Church (A), Enterprise Church (B), Grafton Church (C), Hickory Grove Church (D), Mount Tabor Church (E), Oak Grove Church (F), Kennard Church of the Nazarene (G), Kingscreek Baptist Church (H), Kingscreek United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Salem Cemetery (1), Barger Cemetery (2), Beltz Cemetery (3), Scott and Pullins Cemetery (4), Shaffer Cemetery (5), Sharon Cemetery (6), Black Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Muzzys Lake (A), Long Pond (B), Cranes Pond (C), Second Price Pond (D), Fudger Lake (E), Third Price Pond (F), First Price Pond (G), Kenan Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Nettle Creek (A), Muddy Creek (B), Jumping Run (C), Hog Creek (D), Harban Creek (E), Dugan Run (F), Deer Creek (G), Cedar Run (H), Bull Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Licking County include: Siegenthaler-Kaestner Esker State Nature Preserve (1), Kiser Lake Wetlands Nature Preserve (2), Davey Woods Nature Preserve (3), Kiser Lake State Park (4), Cedar Bog State Nature Preserve (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Adams County, Illinois , Cass County, Illinois , Grand County, Colorado , Lebanon County, Pennsylvania , Johnson County, Nebraska , Macon County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 7,135
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,011 (38.5% naturalized citizens)

Licking County:

1.7%
Whole state:

4.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Licking County population
  • 8732010 or later
  • 1,0952000 to 2009
  • 6961990 to 1999
  • 2261980 to 1989
  • 2271970 to 1979
  • 621Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.6%

Licking County marital status for males Licking County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 53,249
  • One, attached: 1,718
  • Two: 1,672
  • 3 or 4: 4,989
  • 5 to 9: 3,325
  • 10 to 19: 1,099
  • 20 to 49: 739
  • 50 or more: 744
  • Mobile homes: 2,689

Housing units in Licking County with a mortgage: 30,815 (1,085 second mortgage, 3,407 home equity loan, 65 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,179

Here:

68.2% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Licking County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,87997
Mainline Protestant17,18982
Catholic16,0007
Other1,1676
Black Protestant6973
None109,560-
Licking 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: 25
Licking County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Licking County:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 69
This county:

4.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Licking County:

11.1%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Licking County:

30.1%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Licking County:

Average size of farms: 160 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $71,338
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $271.67
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 62.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $48,221
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 61.18%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $52,525
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.24%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.75
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 15.70%
Corn for grain: 40765 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 7222 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 67567 harvested acres
Vegetables: 461 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 701 acres

Tornado activity:

Licking County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Ohio state average. It is 6817517.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 12 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/10/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 8 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Licking 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 147.2 miles away from Licking 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 150.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 126.8 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 104.8 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 152.6 miles away from Licking 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 310.1 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:

  • 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 Snow, Incident Period: March 07, 2008 to March 09, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3286: April 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 3286, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 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 Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: January 03, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1507: January 26, 2004, FEMA Id: 1507, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: August 07, 1995 to August 18, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1065: August 25, 1995, FEMA Id: 1065, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: May 28, 1990 to July 15, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-870: June 06, 1990, FEMA Id: 870, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Ohio SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 23, 1989 to June 26, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-831: June 10, 1989, FEMA Id: 831, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Licking County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Ghana (14%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Russia (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Uzbekistan (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Licking County


  • German (20%)
  • American (17%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Licking County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 52,987 (80.9%)
  • Carpooled: 5,314 (8.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 256 (0.4%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 796 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 107 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 1,982 (3.0%)
  • Worked at home: 4,293 (6.6%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,947 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 975 people in nursing homes
  • 197 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 77 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 2,205 people in college/university student housing
  • 870 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 235 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 56 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 32 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 29 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,254.

5.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,863 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.24%
Ohio average:

4.72%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($231 average AGI)
Licking County:

0.03%
Ohio average:

0.03%

3.99% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($30,735 average AGI)
1.23% relocated from other states ($10,897 average AGI)
Licking County:

1.23%
Ohio average:

1.60%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Franklin County, OH  2.14% ($42,809 average AGI)
from Fairfield County, OH  0.38% ($40,158)
from Muskingum County, OH  0.27% ($31,661)
from Knox County, OH  0.22% ($31,869)
from Delaware County, OH  0.15% ($61,389)
from Perry County, OH  0.13% ($29,314)
from Coshocton County, OH  0.05% ($30,429)


5.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,559 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Ohio average:

5.14%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($189 average AGI)
Licking County:

0.03%
Ohio average:

0.04%

3.83% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($22,911 average AGI)
1.55% relocated to other states ($15,459 average AGI)
Licking County:

1.55%
Ohio average:

2.02%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Franklin County, OH  2.01% ($33,138 average AGI)
to Fairfield County, OH  0.34% ($35,409)
to Muskingum County, OH  0.25% ($-1,685)
to Delaware County, OH  0.19% ($52,667)
to Knox County, OH  0.19% ($29,512)
to Perry County, OH  0.16% ($34,624)
to Coshocton County, OH  0.06% ($38,250)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Licking County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Licking County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Licking County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Licking County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Licking County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Licking County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Licking County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Licking County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Licking County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 23,620 (19,871 aged, 3,749 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,830 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,577)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,510)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,226)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,124)
  • Unspecified dementia (834)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (754)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (614)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (420)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (417)
  • Congestive heart failure (403)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,737
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 152
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33,788

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,317
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 866
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 85

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 25.6. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 117.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 61.7
  • Poisoning - 30.4
  • Suffocation - 23.7
  • Other - 1.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 172,198
  • In family households: 143,469 (21,614 male householders, 22,326 female householders)
    33,464 spouses, 50,718 children (46,435 natural, 1,801 adopted, 2,482 stepchildren), 5,348 grandchildren, 1,608 brothers or sisters, 2,326 parents, 2,410 other relatives, 3,655 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 24,737 (9,013 male householders (7,122 living alone)), 9,945 female householders (7,933 living alone)), 5,779 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,992

Size of family households: 22,282 2-persons, 9,411 3-persons, 7,458 4-persons, 2,931 5-persons, 1,060 6-persons, 798 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 15,055 1-person, 3,626 2-persons, 125 3-persons, 152 5-persons.

24,677 married couples with children.
10,783 single-parent households (1,720 men, 9,063 women).

96.4% of residents of Licking speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 57% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (93% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $747,227,000 ($4,888 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $156,857,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $327,858,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $129,228,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,586,000
Federal grants: $118,496,000
Federal procurement contracts: $133,683,000 ($128,465,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $31,376,000 ($13,604,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $12,704,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $170,970,000
Federal Government insurance: $92,548,000

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

Births: 10,460
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,863
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +320
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,463
Here +35 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Licking County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 13.53 millions of gallons per day (34% from ground, 66% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built in Licking County, Ohio Note: State values scaled to Licking County population
  • 5742014 or later
  • 1,1902010 to 2013
  • 9,7292000 to 2009
  • 12,7271990 to 1999
  • 5,9881980 to 1989
  • 12,2381970 to 1979
  • 8,1081960 to 1969
  • 5,7481950 to 1959
  • 3,1801940 to 1949
  • 10,7421939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Licking County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Licking County, Ohio Note: State values scaled to Licking County population
  • 161 room
  • 792 rooms
  • 4583 rooms
  • 2,8444 rooms
  • 6,7405 rooms
  • 8,6346 rooms
  • 9,2457 rooms
  • 7,4338 rooms
  • 9,5459+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Licking County, Ohio Note: State values scaled to Licking County population
  • 4881 room
  • 4522 rooms
  • 2,4953 rooms
  • 5,1334 rooms
  • 3,0715 rooms
  • 2,9416 rooms
  • 1,8517 rooms
  • 9788 rooms
  • 4959+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Licking County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Licking County, Ohio Note: State values scaled to Licking County population
  • 16no bedroom
  • 4921 bedroom
  • 5,6592 bedrooms
  • 25,7773 bedrooms
  • 10,8384 bedrooms
  • 2,2125+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Licking County, Ohio Note: State values scaled to Licking County population
  • 488no bedroom
  • 3,2891 bedroom
  • 7,0182 bedrooms
  • 5,8533 bedrooms
  • 9134 bedrooms
  • 3435+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Licking County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Licking County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Licking County population
  • 1,009no vehicle
  • 8,3631 vehicle
  • 19,7452 vehicles
  • 10,7583 vehicles
  • 3,8194 vehicles
  • 1,3005+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Licking County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Licking County population
  • 1,509no vehicle
  • 8,3091 vehicle
  • 6,2932 vehicles
  • 9173 vehicles
  • 7094 vehicles
  • 1675+ vehicles

87.5% of Licking County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Ohio.

Licking County:

87.5%
State average:

85.0%

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

  • This state: 134,319
  • Other state: 33,150
  • Northeast: 6,940
  • Midwest: 7,680
  • South: 14,833
  • West: 3,697
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Licking County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 66.6%Utility gas
  • 13.8%Electricity
  • 10.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.0%Wood
  • 2.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 56.1%Utility gas
  • 37.4%Electricity
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,626
Here:

9.0%
Ohio:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,350
Here:

13.3%
Ohio:

11.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,076
Here:

46.1%
Ohio:

23.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Licking County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $604,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $898,000
    Correctional Institutions: $560,000
    General Public Buildings: $67,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $21,033,000
    Health - Other: $11,811,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $11,238,000
    Police Protection: $7,764,000
    Regular Highways: $7,123,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,345,000
    Financial Administration: $3,650,000
    Sewerage: $2,315,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,247,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,212,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,205,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,577,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,164,000
    General - Other: $1,148,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,017,000
    Corrections - Other: $783,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $547,000
    Parks and Recreation: $498,000
    Water Utilities: $275,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $20,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $685,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $277,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $14,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $47,154,000

Licking County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $7,311,000
    Sewerage: $1,680,000
    Parking Facilities: $4,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $374,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,815,000
    Interest Earnings: $590,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $273,000
    Special Assessments: $211,000
    Sale of Property: $191,000
    Rents: $119,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $37,000
    Royalties: $7,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $852,000
    Water Utilities: $222,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $9,773,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,334,000
    Highways: $5,694,000
    All Other: $3,323,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,064,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,200,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,522,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $16,780,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,528,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,158,000
    Other Selective Sales: $373,000

Licking County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,549,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,873,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,995,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,245,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,750,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,461,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $785,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $7,951,000
    Beginning: $2,881,000

Licking County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,203,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,750,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,492
  • Number of aged recipients: 114
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,378
  • Number of recipients under 18: 401
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,765
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 326
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 811
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,112
Licking County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Licking County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 31 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED875$130,229706$138,3943,820$150,755160$53,7759$1,464,333278$110,11580$80,850
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED54$118,79676$140,316466$146,33529$25,3792$4,820,00025$106,76017$58,588
APPLICATIONS DENIED191$128,691188$116,4891,342$155,005172$46,4941$171,00077$99,18270$77,043
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN107$128,50563$131,714569$163,88633$40,8790$024$100,83310$115,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS17$132,64718$145,278175$159,56017$118,0000$010$82,1009$93,889
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 31 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED141$156,305140$171,9862$104,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED44$176,09168$175,7790$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED31$148,51636$168,1111$179,0001$112,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$226,0009$163,1110$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$110,8332$176,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
Most common first names in Licking County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,18879.4 years
John96674.1 years
William87673.8 years
Robert84571.5 years
James81371.2 years
Charles80573.9 years
Helen51780.0 years
George47275.9 years
Paul42572.6 years
Dorothy38978.5 years
Most common last names in Licking County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith52275.6 years
Miller29074.9 years
Jones26377.3 years
Davis23874.4 years
Johnson23173.9 years
Wilson21674.6 years
Brown20376.2 years
Williams20076.0 years
Thompson19375.0 years
Moore16774.8 years
Businesses in Licking County, OH
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1LensCrafters1
AMF Bowling1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T2Long John Silver's2
Advance Auto Parts5Lowe's1
Aeropostale1Marriott1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets10
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's4McDonald's10
AutoZone3Meijer1
Bath & Body Works1Nike4
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster2Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pac Sun1
Burger King3Panda Express1
CVS6Payless2
Caribou Coffee1Penske1
Carson Pirie Scott1Pizza Hut3
Chevrolet3Popeyes1
Circle K4Quiznos1
Curves5RadioShack1
DHL1Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen3Red Roof Inn1
Deb1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry4Ruby Tuesday1
Dennys1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza3Sears2
Econo Lodge1Spencer Gifts1
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel3
FedEx23Staples1
Finish Line1Starbucks2
Ford2Steak 'n Shake1
GNC1Subway3
GameStop3Super 82
Goodwill1T-Mobile4
H&R Block5Taco Bell4
Hilton1Target1
Hobby Lobby1Tim Hortons4
Holiday Inn1Toyota1
Home Depot1Toys"R"Us1
Honda1True Value2
Hyundai1U-Haul12
JCPenney1UPS25
Jones New York2Verizon Wireless3
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
Justice1Walgreens2
KFC3Walmart2
Kohl's1Wendy's8
Kroger6White Castle1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1

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  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"