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March 03, 2008

Ohio Snapshot

Ohio in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot

Ohio, which is holding its presidential primaries on March 4, had a 2007 population of about 11.5 million. Ohio has a higher percentage of the non-Hispanic white-alone population and a lower percentage of Hispanics than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics. About 66 percent of Ohio’s voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election.

These and other statistics about Ohio’s population on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/voting.html>.

Highlights include the following:

Selected Characteristics Ohio U.S.
Median age 37.6 36.4
Women 51.2% 50.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 82.9% 66.4%
Black alone 12.0% 12.8%
Hispanic or Latino 2.3% 14.8%
Median household income $44,532 $48,451
Foreign born 3.6% 12.5%
Persons below poverty 13.3% 13.3%
Bachelor’s degree or higher (age 25+) 23.0% 27.0%
Median home value $135,200 $185,200

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).

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