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Ross County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2016: 77,000 (41% urban, 59% rural); it was 73,345 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,762
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,642
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 19,949
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,515 (it was 7,187 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 688 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 112 people per square mile   (average).

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

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (16.4%), Manufacturing (12.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Ross County, Ohio:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (89.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (4.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.2%)
  • Asian alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  40.9 years
Ohio median age:  39.3 years
Males: 40,376  (52.4%)
Females: 36,624  (47.6%)
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Ross County,OH real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Ross County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $46,422 ($37,117 in 1999)

This county:

$46,422
Ohio:

$52,334

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $543 (lower quartile is $427, upper quartile is $637)
This county:

$543
State:

$614


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $118,300 (it was $81,600 in 2000)
Ross:

$118,300
Ohio:

$140,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $80,500 - $164,700

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $151,976
Here:

$151,976
State:

$180,767

Townhouses or other attached units: $527,822
Here:

$527,822
State:

$157,588

In 2-unit structures: $71,093
Here:

$71,093
State:

$135,691

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $139,626
Here:

$139,626
State:

$122,936

Mobile homes: $52,658
Here:

$52,658
State:

$48,655
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,082
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $393

Institutionalized population: 6,146

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 25
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 485
  • Thefts: 1269
  • Auto thefts: 157

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 17
  • Robberies: 19
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 483
  • Thefts: 1106
  • Auto thefts: 99
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $74,400
  • 2008: 86 buildings, average cost: $79,700
  • 2009: 80 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $82,300
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $82,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 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: $1,272 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,253 (1.1%)

Ross County household income distribution in 2009 Ross County home values distribution Ross County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 19.9%
Ross County:

19.9%
Ohio:

14.6%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.9% for Black residents, 16.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 79.5% for American Indian residents, 53.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 42.0% for other race residents, 32.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.9 years old
(Males: 40.3 years old, Females: 41.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.6 years old, Black residents: 36.2 years old, American Indian residents: 40.9 years old, Asian residents: 57.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.1 years old, Other race residents: 56.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ross County is $434 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $507 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $627 a month.

Cities in this county include: Chillicothe, North Fork Village, Kingston, Frankfort, Andersonville, Clarksburg, Richmond Dale, Adelphi, South Salem, Bourneville.

Ross 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
43101Adelphi12.12.12.12.1  2.101.201.85
43115Clarksburg4116.10.13.832.573.2284.113.101.934.70
45601Chillicothe8241230.19.155.0112.46136.115.802.7010.40
45612Bainbridge4528.40.24.941.87.18145.111.500.755.60
45617Bourneville12.52.52.52.5  2.501.833.48
45628Frankfort4733.40.16.154.055.2184.685.403.806.90
45633Hallsville115.915.915.915.9  15.904.8812.80
45644Kingston1927.70.64.342.476.26144.272.301.233.85
45647Londonderry2310.80.76.45.851.9831.026.405.607.90
45673Richmond Dale363.10.91.761.670.634.131.551.302.10
45681South Salem252.94.528.715.4334.22119.2528.702.6028.70

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

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Neighboring counties: Bronx County, New York , Brown County, Illinois , Lincoln County, Nevada , Howard County, Maryland , Piute County, Utah , Chariton County, Missouri , Jefferson County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,809
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 486 (56.2% naturalized citizens)

Ross County:

0.6%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 92
  • 2000 to 2009: 265
  • 1990 to 1999: 89
  • 1980 to 1989: 105
  • 1970 to 1979: 102
  • Before 1970: 93
Note: State values scaled to Ross County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.4%

Ross County marital status for males Ross County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 23,897
  • One, attached: 458
  • Two: 703
  • 3 or 4: 367
  • 5 to 9: 780
  • 10 to 19: 644
  • 20 to 49: 658
  • 50 or more: 319
  • Mobile homes: 3,849

Housing units in Ross County with a mortgage: 11,044 (0 second mortgage, 1,258 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,477

Here:

57.9% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ross County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,54872
Mainline Protestant6,94434
Catholic2,7502
Other5385
Black Protestant2903
None57,994-
Ross 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: 18
Ross County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Ross County:

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 37
This county:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ross County:

10.0%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Ross County:

31.6%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Ross County:

Average size of farms: 259 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $39,357
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $200.03
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.26%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.60%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $38,140
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 58.77%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $59,014
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.39%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.66
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.00%
Corn for grain: 48830 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 17019 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 63491 harvested acres
Vegetables: 57 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 90 acres

Earthquake activity:

Ross 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 92.8 miles away from Ross 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 203.2 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 94.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 184.7 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 268.7 miles away from Ross County center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 109.2 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 Flooding, Incident Period: April 04, 2011 to May 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4002: July 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 4002, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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, 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 Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to March 17, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1164: March 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1164, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 12, 1992 to August 01, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-951: August 04, 1992, FEMA Id: 951, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, 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 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
  • Ohio Heavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 1968, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-243: June 05, 1968, FEMA Id: 243, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Ross County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

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

  • Philippines (14%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Nepal (7%)
  • Vietnam (5%)

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

  • American (21%)
  • German (18%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Ross County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 25,659 (85.0%)
  • Carpooled: 2,584 (8.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 247 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 291 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 563 (1.9%)
  • Worked at home: 750 (2.5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 4,507 people in state prisons
  • 468 people in nursing homes
  • 108 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 100 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 72 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 46 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 27 people in other group homes
  • 22 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 16 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

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

  • 5,447 people in state prisons
  • 407 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 178 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 170 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 57 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 27 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 22 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 8 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,373.

4.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,233 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.22%
Ohio average:

4.72%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.18% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($23,149 average AGI)
1.04% relocated from other states ($11,084 average AGI)
Ross County:

1.04%
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  0.53% ($25,236 average AGI)
from Pike County, OH  0.49% ($31,489)
from Pickaway County, OH  0.41% ($27,527)
from Highland County, OH  0.19% ($24,827)
from Fayette County, OH  0.18% ($30,125)
from Jackson County, OH  0.17% ($37,333)
from Fairfield County, OH  0.16% ($28,333)


4.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,726 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
Ohio average:

5.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.34% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($21,527 average AGI)
1.18% relocated to other states ($10,199 average AGI)
Ross County:

1.18%
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  0.69% ($27,172 average AGI)
to Pike County, OH  0.42% ($28,522)
to Pickaway County, OH  0.42% ($26,611)
to Highland County, OH  0.24% ($20,803)
to Fayette County, OH  0.23% ($26,869)
to Jackson County, OH  0.17% ($28,596)
to Fairfield County, OH  0.13% ($38,743)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Ross County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Ross County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Ross County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ross County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ross County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,250 (9,798 aged, 2,452 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,102 (6%)

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 Ross County, Ohio in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (915)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (913)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (880)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (598)
  • Unspecified dementia (357)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (325)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (314)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (307)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (265)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (232)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.34
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,949
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 255
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 60,464

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,219
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 912
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 44.3. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 148.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 84.7
  • Other - 63.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 77,000
  • In family households: 60,311 (10,614 male householders, 9,184 female householders)
    14,249 spouses, 18,336 children (17,001 natural, 450 adopted, 885 stepchildren), 2,249 grandchildren, 455 brothers or sisters, 1,259 parents, 1,594 other relatives, 2,371 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 10,753 (3,841 male householders (3,006 living alone)), 5,071 female householders (4,391 living alone)), 1,841 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,936

Size of family households: 9,781 2-persons, 4,397 3-persons, 3,172 4-persons, 1,065 5-persons, 675 6-persons, 708 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,397 1-person, 1,379 2-persons, 84 3-persons, 52 4-persons.

9,583 married couples with children.
4,239 single-parent households (732 men, 3,507 women).

97.7% of residents of Ross speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (42% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 29% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $444,226,000 ($5,965 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,258,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $185,728,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $69,653,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,597,000
Federal grants: $99,575,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,098,000 ($210,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $72,574,000 ($2,787,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,010,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $21,413,000
Federal Government insurance: $52,523,000

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

Births: 4,637
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,985
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +124
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,175
Here +16 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Ross County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.50 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 273
  • 2010 to 2013: 166
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,927
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,271
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,685
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,757
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,044
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,337
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,480
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,735
Note: State values scaled to Ross population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ross County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ross County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 103
  • 3 rooms: 209
  • 4 rooms: 2,048
  • 5 rooms: 4,324
  • 6 rooms: 4,311
  • 7 rooms: 3,313
  • 8 rooms: 2,232
  • 9+ rooms: 2,981
  • 1 room: 67
  • 2 rooms: 168
  • 3 rooms: 748
  • 4 rooms: 2,913
  • 5 rooms: 2,599
  • 6 rooms: 1,635
  • 7 rooms: 345
  • 8 rooms: 434
  • 9+ rooms: 280
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ross County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ross County population
  • no bedroom: 103
  • 1 bedroom: 409
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,074
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,573
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,644
  • 5+ bedrooms: 718
  • no bedroom: 67
  • 1 bedroom: 1,406
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,516
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,815
  • 4 bedrooms: 311
  • 5+ bedrooms: 74
Cars and other vehicles available in Ross County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Ross County population
  • no vehicle: 731
  • 1 vehicle: 3,467
  • 2 vehicles: 8,625
  • 3 vehicles: 3,542
  • 4 vehicles: 1,757
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,399
  • no vehicle: 1,636
  • 1 vehicle: 3,934
  • 2 vehicles: 2,449
  • 3 vehicles: 1,038
  • 4 vehicles: 80
  • 5+ vehicles: 52

85% of Ross County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 92% lived in Ohio.

Ross County:

84.5%
State average:

85.0%

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

  • This state: 66,311
  • Other state: 9,735
  • Northeast: 1,773
  • Midwest: 2,490
  • South: 4,646
  • West: 826

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ross County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (45.2%)
  • Utility gas (29.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.7%)
  • Wood (4.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Coal or coke (0.1%)
  • Electricity (56.3%)
  • Utility gas (32.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 175
Here:

2.4%
Ohio:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 141
Here:

3.0%
Ohio:

11.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 381
Here:

18.9%
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)

Ross County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,444,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,211,000
    Housing and Community Development: $321,000
    Parks and Recreation: $187,000
    Air Transportation: $29,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $25,052,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,801,000
    General - Other: $7,941,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,302,000
    Police Protection: $4,252,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,092,000
    Regular Highways: $2,723,000
    Financial Administration: $1,590,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,433,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,415,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,391,000
    Corrections - Other: $409,000
    Parks and Recreation: $244,000
    Solid Waste Management: $203,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $112,000
    Sewerage: $49,000
    Housing and Community Development: $48,000
    Air Transportation: $47,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,985,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Judicial and Legal Services: $50,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Financial Administration: $64,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $318,000
    Police Protection: $306,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $236,000
    Health - Other: $177,000
    General Public Building: $111,000
    Housing and Community Development: $94,000
    Central Staff Services: $79,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000
    Financial Administration: $13,000
    Air Transportation: $9,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,291,000

Ross County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $6,673,000
    Air Transportation: $58,000
    Sewerage: $48,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,933,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,512,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,063,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $867,000
    Rents: $581,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $189,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $7,647,000
    Highways: $5,030,000
    All Other: $4,006,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,947,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,854,000
    Housing and Community Development: $470,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,834,000
    Property: $10,043,000
    Other License: $6,243,000
    Other Selective Sales: $175,000

Ross County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $41,724,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $41,225,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,800,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,315,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $499,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $485,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $2,415,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $1,702,000

Ross County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,367,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,225,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,499
  • Number of aged recipients: 101
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,398
  • Number of recipients under 18: 299
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,859
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 341
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 756
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,204
Ross County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Ross 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 Ross County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary52878.2 years
John50773.7 years
Charles50274.0 years
William49273.2 years
Robert42371.1 years
James40269.6 years
George23774.8 years
Helen21479.2 years
Ruth20379.6 years
Dorothy19477.6 years
Most common last names in Ross County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith22773.6 years
Miller19375.5 years
Brown18874.4 years
Johnson16672.5 years
Jones16174.9 years
Davis14674.4 years
Graves8675.4 years
Wilson8674.7 years
Anderson7675.3 years
Williams7572.9 years
Businesses in Ross County, OH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts2Little Caesars Pizza2
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone2MasterBrand Cabinets6
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Best Western1McDonald's4
Blockbuster1Menards1
Buffalo Wild Wings1New Balance2
Burger King2Nike4
CVS2Nissan1
Carson Pirie Scott1OfficeMax1
Chipotle1Olive Garden1
Circle K1Papa John's Pizza1
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza2Red Lobster1
Fashion Bug1Sam's Club1
FedEx5Sears2
Ford1Sprint Nextel2
GNC1Starbucks1
H&R Block2Steak 'n Shake1
Hilton1Subway6
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile2
Honda1Taco Bell2
Hyundai1Tim Hortons2
IHOP1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul7
Jones New York1UPS11
Justice1Walgreens2
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's2
Kohl's1White Castle1
Kroger2YMCA1
La-Z-Boy1