Ironton, OH

Census Place

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2022 Population
10,597
0.47% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.9
3.12% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
24.6%
4.62% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$43,702
13.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$103,500
14.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
3,964
1.93% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ironton, OH had a population of 10.6k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $43,702. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ironton, OH declined from 10,647 to 10,597, a −0.47% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,654 to $43,702, a 13.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ironton, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.96%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.45%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.745%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.679%).

None of the households in Ironton, 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.

99.9% of the residents in Ironton, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ironton, OH are Ohio University-Southern Campus (71 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Ironton, OH was $103,500, and the homeownership rate was 57.5%.

Most people in Ironton, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Ironton, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ironton, OH is home to a population of 10.6k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.0661% of Ironton, OH residents were born outside of the country (7 people).

In 2022, there were 48.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.1k people) in Ironton, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 208 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 154 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Ironton, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ironton, OH was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ironton, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.1k ± 381
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    208 ± 121
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    154 ± 103
0.755%
Hispanic Population
80 people

In 2022, there were 48.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.1k people) in Ironton, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 208 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 154 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.755% of the people in Ironton, OH are hispanic (80 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,962 ± 6,288 people
  2. Mexico
    43,233 ± 5,095 people
  3. China
    34,193 ± 4,533 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,962 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,233 and China with 34,193.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.0661%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
7 people
0.404%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
43 people

As of 2022, 0.0661% of Ironton, OH residents (7 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ironton, OH was 0.404%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    225 ± 105
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    83 ± 55
  3. World War II
    64 ± 82

Ironton, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ironton, OH employs 3.96k people. The largest industries in Ironton, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (912 people), Retail Trade (539 people), and Manufacturing (430 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($75,938), Public Administration ($53,438), and Educational Services ($50,722).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,975. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.96k
2022 Value
± 485
1.93%
1 Year growth
± 17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ironton, OH grew at a rate of 1.93%, from 3.89k employees to 3.96k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ironton, OH, are Sales & Related Occupations (580 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (551 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (331 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ironton, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.96k
2022 Value
± 485
1.93%
1 Year growth
± 17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ironton, OH grew at a rate of 1.93%, from 3.89k employees to 3.96k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ironton, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (912 people), Retail Trade (539 people), and Manufacturing (430 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ironton, OH, though some of these residents may live in Ironton, 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

$39,509
Median earning men ± $4,367
$27,935
Median earning women ± $4,500

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($65,341), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,680), and Wholesale Trade ($44,572).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,938), Public Administration ($37,500), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($34,286).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 5.51M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ohio went to Donald J. Trump with 53.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance 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 15 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
J. D. Vance
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance 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 15 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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Education

In 2022, universities in Ironton, OH awarded 71 degrees. The student population of Ironton, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 672 male students and 1,334 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ironton, OH are White (65 and 92.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2 and 2.86%), Black or African American (1 and 1.43%), and Two or More Races (1 and 1.43%).

The largest universities in Ironton, OH by number of degrees awarded are Ohio University-Southern Campus (71 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Ironton, OH are Registered Nursing (51 and 71.8%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (6 and 8.45%), and Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology (3 and 4.23%).

The median tuition cost in Ironton, OH for a public four year colleges is $6,004 for in-state students and $8,996 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,006 students enrolled in Ironton, OH, 33.5% men and 66.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,669 records, of which 67.6% were women and 32.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 51 degrees awarded
  2. 6 degrees awarded
  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ironton, OH was Registered Nursing with 51 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
71 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ohio University-Southern Campus with 71 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 17 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ironton, OH, which is 0.315 times less than the 54 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 65 degrees mean that there were 32.5 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

Public, 4-year or above ($6,004) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($918) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.724% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.686% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.05M), Some college (1.98M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ironton, OH was $103,500 in 2022, which is 0.367 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $90,100 to $103,500, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Ironton, OH is 57.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ironton, OH have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ironton, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ironton, OH is $43,702. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Ironton, OH was Census Tract 502 with a value of $58,151, followed by Census Tract 508 and Census Tract 501, with respective values of $50,861 and $44,948.

Property

$103,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,663
$2,483
Median Property Taxes
±$354

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Rent vs Own

57.5%
Homeownership
2022
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57.5% of the housing units in Ironton, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 502
  2. Census Tract 508
  3. Census Tract 501

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ironton, OH was Census Tract 502 with a value of $58,151, followed by Census Tract 508 and Census Tract 501, with respective values of $50,861 and $44,948.

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

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Household Income

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$43,702
Median Household Income
± $3,027
4.32k
Number of Households
± 468

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.32k households in Ironton, OH grew to $43,702 from the previous year's value of $38,654.

The following chart displays the households in Ironton, 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ironton, OH is from Ohio.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2022, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0361% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (88.3%)
  2. Carpooled (5.21%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.15%)

In 2022, 88.3% of workers in Ironton, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (5.21%) and those who worked at home (3.15%).

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ironton, OH have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.07% of the workforce in Ironton, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

24.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ironton, OH (2.53k out of 10.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

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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Health

93.6% of the population of Ironton, OH has health coverage, with 26.7% on employee plans, 35.3% on Medicaid, 18.5% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 2.24% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lawrence County, OH see 2379 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.31% increase from the previous year (2217 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3110 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 191 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,379 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lawrence County, OH

Primary care physicians in Lawrence County, OH see an average of 2,379 patients per year. This represents a 7.31% increase from the previous year (2,217 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.5% under 18 years, 17.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.4% were men and 54.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.36%
Uninsured
26.7%
Employer Coverage
35.3%
Medicaid
18.5%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
2.24%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ironton, OH grew by 32.3% from 4.81% to 6.36%.

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