Portage County, OH

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2020 Population
162,476
0.0215% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
Rob Portman
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
37.9
0.265% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
11.3%
11.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$59,485
3.24% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$160,300
0.691% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
83,714
0.739% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Portage County, OH had a population of 162k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $59,485. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Portage County, OH declined from 162,511 to 162,476, a −0.0215% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,618 to $59,485, a 3.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Portage County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.06%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.26%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.89%), and White (Hispanic) (1.03%).

None of the households in Portage County, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Portage County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Portage County, OH are Kent State University at Kent (7,303 degrees awarded in 2020), Northeast Ohio Medical University (226 degrees), and Hiram College (202 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Portage County, OH was $160,300, and the homeownership rate was 70.6%.

Most people in Portage County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Portage County, OH was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Portage County, OH is home to a population of 162k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.34% of Portage County, OH residents were born outside of the country (5.42k people).

In 2018, there were 22.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (146k people) in Portage County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.61k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.67k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2020 Citizenship
97.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.9% of Portage County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Portage County, OH was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Portage County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    146k ± 60
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.61k ± 328
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.67k ± 377
1.79%
Hispanic Population
2.9k people

In 2018, there were 22.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (146k people) in Portage County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.61k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.67k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.79% of the people in Portage County, OH are hispanic (2.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Portage County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,307 ± 6,257 people
  2. Mexico
    43,106 ± 5,088 people
  3. China
    34,944 ± 4,583 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,307 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,106 and China with 34,944.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.34%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.42k people
3.87%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
6.29k people

As of 2020, 3.34% of Portage County, OH residents (5.42k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Portage County, OH was 3.87%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,657 ± 387
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,361 ± 274
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    875 ± 168

Portage County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Portage County, OH employs 83.7k people. The largest industries in Portage County, OH are Manufacturing (14,110 people), Retail Trade (10,220 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (10,172 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,002), Finance & Insurance ($55,881), and Utilities ($53,992).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,988. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

83.7k
2020 Value
± 2,339
0.739%
1 Year growth
± 3.74%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Portage County, OH grew at a rate of 0.739%, from 83.1k employees to 83.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Portage County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,885 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,583 people), and Production Occupations (7,847 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Portage County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

83.7k
2020 Value
± 2,339
0.739%
1 Year growth
± 3.74%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Portage County, OH grew at a rate of 0.739%, from 83.1k employees to 83.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Portage County, OH, are Manufacturing (14,110 people), Retail Trade (10,220 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (10,172 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Portage County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Portage County, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,855
Median earning men ± $1,079
$27,709
Median earning women ± $1,692

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($64,760), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,173), and Wholesale Trade ($62,609).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,204), Public Administration ($41,683), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($38,165).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Ohio.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,084
    Manufacturing
  2. 789
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 686
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $2.14M
    Manufacturing
  2. $443k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $413k
    Wholesale Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $57.8B
  2. $53.5B
  3. $52.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Machinery with $57.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($53.5B) and Mixed freight ($52.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Ohio products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$685B
2020 Value in Ohio
$1.25T
Projected 2050 Value in Ohio
81.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $685B. This is expected to increase 81.7% to $1.25T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Ohio trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $46.1B
  2. $39.9B
  3. $32.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $46.1B, followed by Indiana with $39.9B and Pennsylvania and $32.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Ohio shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Portage County, OH went to Donald J. Trump with 55.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio is currently represented by 16 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Rob Portman
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 16 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Portage County, OH awarded 7,816 degrees. The student population of Portage County, OH in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 10,923 male students and 18,037 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Portage County, OH are White (5,905 and 79.9%), followed by Black or African American (574 and 7.76%), Hispanic or Latino (258 and 3.49%), and Two or More Races (224 and 3.03%).

The largest universities in Portage County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Kent State University at Kent (7,303 and 93.4%), Northeast Ohio Medical University (226 and 2.89%), and Hiram College (202 and 2.58%).

The most popular majors in Portage County, OH are Registered Nursing (681 and 8.71%), General Business Administration & Management (380 and 4.86%), and General Psychology (351 and 4.49%).

The median tuition costs in Portage County, OH are $24,500 for private four year colleges, and $10,810 and $19,686 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Portage County, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 85.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 28,960 (37.7% men and 62.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 28,960 students enrolled in Portage County, OH, 37.7% men and 62.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 20,814 records, of which 63.1% were women and 36.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 499 degree-majors awarded
  2. 351 degree-majors awarded
  3. 317 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Portage County, OH was Registered Nursing with 499 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Portage County, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,303 degrees awarded
  2. 226 degrees awarded
  3. 202 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kent State University at Kent with 7,303 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 2,644 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Portage County, OH, which is 0.511 times less than the 5,172 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,905 degrees mean that there were 10.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 574 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($24,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.598% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.606% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (3.02M), Some college (2.03M), and Bachelors Degree (1.54M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Portage County, OH was $160,300 in 2020, which is 0.698 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $159,200 to $160,300, a 0.691% increase. The homeownership rate in Portage County, OH is 70.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Portage County, OH have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Portage County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Portage County, OH is $59,485. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Portage County, OH was Census Tract 6003.02 with a value of $112,206, followed by Census Tract 6018.01 and Census Tract 6001.02, with respective values of $89,680 and $81,585.

In 2021, 14.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Portage County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.81%.

Property

$160,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,922
$44,309
Median Property Taxes
±$1,559

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Portage County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Portage County, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

70.6%
Homeownership
2020
60.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 70.6% of the housing units in Portage County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6003.02
  2. Census Tract 6018.01
  3. Census Tract 6001.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Portage County, OH was Census Tract 6003.02 with a value of $112,206, followed by Census Tract 6018.01 and Census Tract 6001.02, with respective values of $89,680 and $81,585.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Portage County, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$59,485
Median Household Income
± $1,589
62.8k
Number of Households
± 1,897

In 2020, the median household income of the 62.8k households in Portage County, OH grew to $59,485 from the previous year's value of $57,618.

The following chart displays the households in Portage County, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Portage County, OH is from Ohio.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2020, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.751% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.83%)
  3. Carpooled (6.81%)

In 2020, 81.8% of workers in Portage County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.83%) and those who carpooled to work (6.81%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Portage County, OH have a shorter commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.08% of the workforce in Portage County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Portage County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Portage County, OH have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 14.4% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Portage County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.81%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Portage County, OH (17.5k out of 155k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Portage County, OH is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 13.4% of the children was living in poverty in Portage County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 5.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 117 in Portage County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 21.3 per 100,000 population.

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94.5% of the population of Portage County, OH has health coverage, with 55.6% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Ohio was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Portage County, OH see 2507 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.95% increase from the previous year (2459 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2110 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Ohio, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,507 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Portage County, OH

Primary care physicians in Portage County, OH see an average of 2,507 patients per year. This represents a 1.95% increase from the previous year (2,459 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Portage County, OH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Ohio across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 25.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.46%
Uninsured
55.6%
Employer Coverage
14.4%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
1.08%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Portage County, OH grew by 6.86% from 5.11% to 5.46%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 58.2 in Portage County, OH.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 27.9% in Portage County, OH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.46% in Portage County, OH.

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