Mercer County, OH

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2020 Population
41,034
0.367% 1-year growth
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
Rob Portman
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.4
0.505% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
5.63%
12.4% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$65,566
4.15% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$163,800
6.5% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
21,358
1.23% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Mercer County, OH had a population of 41k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $65,566. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Mercer County, OH grew from 40,884 to 41,034, a 0.367% increase and its median household income grew from $62,952 to $65,566, a 4.15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mercer County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.1%), White (Hispanic) (1.47%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.868%), Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (0.748%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.68%).

None of the households in Mercer 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.

98.7% of the residents in Mercer County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mercer County, OH are Wright State University-Lake Campus (185 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Mercer County, OH was $163,800, and the homeownership rate was 79.3%.

Most people in Mercer County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Mercer County, OH was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Mercer County, OH is home to a population of 41k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.73% of Mercer County, OH residents were born outside of the country (709 people).

In 2020, there were 64.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39k people) in Mercer County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 603 White (Hispanic) and 356 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2020 Citizenship
99%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.7% of Mercer County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Mercer County, OH was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mercer County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    39k ± 24
  2. White (Hispanic)
    603 ± 60
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    356 ± 141
1.89%
Hispanic Population
777 people

In 2020, there were 64.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (39k people) in Mercer County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 603 White (Hispanic) and 356 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.89% of the people in Mercer County, OH are hispanic (777 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Mercer 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

1.73%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
709 people
1.43%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
584 people

As of 2020, 1.73% of Mercer County, OH residents (709 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 Mercer County, OH was 1.43%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    864 ± 169
  2. Korea
    251 ± 76
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    149 ± 69

Mercer County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Mercer County, OH employs 21.4k people. The largest industries in Mercer County, OH are Manufacturing (7,323 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,306 people), and Retail Trade (2,183 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,533), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,194), and Transportation & Warehousing ($51,952).

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

21.4k
2020 Value
± 891
1.23%
1 Year growth
± 5.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mercer County, OH grew at a rate of 1.23%, from 21.1k employees to 21.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mercer County, OH, are Production Occupations (4,318 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,475 people), and Management Occupations (1,722 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mercer County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

21.4k
2020 Value
± 891
1.23%
1 Year growth
± 5.69%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Mercer County, OH grew at a rate of 1.23%, from 21.1k employees to 21.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mercer County, OH, are Manufacturing (7,323 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,306 people), and Retail Trade (2,183 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mercer County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Mercer 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

$49,214
Median earning men ± $1,519
$30,695
Median earning women ± $2,313

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,156), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($57,546), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,436).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($52,813), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,016), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($40,503).

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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. 357
    Manufacturing
  2. 255
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 236
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $755k
    Manufacturing
  2. $143k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $112k
    Wholesale Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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 Mercer County, OH went to Donald J. Trump with 81.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.859%).

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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Ohio over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 Mercer County, OH awarded 185 degrees. The student population of Mercer County, OH in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 723 male students and 1,026 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mercer County, OH are White (181 and 97.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2 and 1.08%), Black or African American (1 and 0.541%), and Two or More Races (1 and 0.541%).

The largest universities in Mercer County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Wright State University-Lake Campus (185 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Mercer County, OH are General Business Administration & Management (37 and 20%), General Business (30 and 16.2%), and Mechanical Engineering (21 and 11.4%).

The median tuition cost in Mercer County, OH for a public four year colleges is $6,337 for in-state students and $15,755 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Mercer County, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 99.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 55.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 1,749 (41.3% men and 58.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 1,749 students enrolled in Mercer County, OH, 41.3% men and 58.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,566 records, of which 59.2% were women and 40.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 37 degree-majors awarded
  2. 21 degree-majors awarded
  3. 21 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Mercer County, OH was General Business Administration & Management with 37 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
185 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wright State University-Lake Campus with 185 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 80 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mercer County, OH, which is 0.762 times less than the 105 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 181 degrees mean that there were 90.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($6,337) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($50) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,584) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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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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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 Mercer County, OH was $163,800 in 2020, which is 0.713 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $153,800 to $163,800, a 6.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Mercer County, OH is 79.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Mercer County, OH have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mercer County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mercer County, OH is $65,566. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Mercer County, OH was Census Tract 9673 with a value of $83,569, followed by Census Tract 9679 and Census Tract 9680, with respective values of $83,496 and $72,435.

In 2021, 8.61% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Mercer County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.09%.

Property

$163,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,408
$12,747
Median Property Taxes
±$673

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 Mercer County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

79.3%
Homeownership
2020
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 79.3% of the housing units in Mercer County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9673
  2. Census Tract 9679
  3. Census Tract 9680

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mercer County, OH was Census Tract 9673 with a value of $83,569, followed by Census Tract 9679 and Census Tract 9680, with respective values of $83,496 and $72,435.

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

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Household Income

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$65,566
Median Household Income
± $2,583
16.1k
Number of Households
± 801

In 2020, the median household income of the 16.1k households in Mercer County, OH grew to $65,566 from the previous year's value of $62,952.

The following chart displays the households in Mercer 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 Mercer 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 (88.8%)
  2. Carpooled (7.05%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.26%)

In 2020, 88.8% of workers in Mercer County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.05%) and those who worked at home (2.26%).

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

18.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mercer County, OH have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.66% of the workforce in Mercer 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 Mercer County, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mercer County, OH have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 8.61% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Mercer County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.09%.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mercer County, OH (2.27k out of 40.3k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mercer County, OH is White, followed by Hispanic 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, 8.8% of the children was living in poverty in Mercer County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 82.7 in Mercer County, OH. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 6.18 per 100,000 population.

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96.3% of the population of Mercer County, OH has health coverage, with 61.8% on employee plans, 8.59% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 10.9% on non-group plans, and 1.51% 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 Mercer County, OH see 2156 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.48% increase from the previous year (2044 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3167 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1113 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% 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

2,156 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Mercer County, OH

Primary care physicians in Mercer County, OH see an average of 2,156 patients per year. This represents a 5.48% increase from the previous year (2,044 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Mercer 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 27.4% under 18 years, 18.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.69%
Uninsured
61.8%
Employer Coverage
8.59%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
10.9%
Non-Group
1.51%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mercer County, OH grew by 5.91% from 3.48% to 3.69%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Mercer County, OH changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.2 in Mercer 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 34.2% in Mercer County, OH.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.31% in Mercer County, OH.

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