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Capital City:
Columbus
State FLower:
Scarlet Carnation
State Bird:
Cardinal
State #17 Admitted to Union:
March 1, 1803
People Facts Ohio USA
Population, 2010 11,536,504 308,745,538
Population, 2000 11,353,140 281,421,906
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2011 6.2% 6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 23.3% 23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 14.3% 13.3%
Female persons, percent, 2011 51.2% 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2011 83.6% 78.1%
Black persons, percent, 2011 12.4% 13.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2011 0.3% 1.2%
Asian persons, percent, 2011 1.7% 5.0%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2011 1.9% 2.3%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent, 2011 3.2% 16.7%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 81.0% 63.4%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2006-2010 3.8% 12.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010 6.3% 20.1%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 87.4% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 24.1% 27.9%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2006-2010 22.7 25.2
Housing units, 2010 5,127,508 131,704,730
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 69.2% 66.6%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010 23.0% 25.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $136,400 $188,400
Households, 2006-2010 4,552,270 114,235,996
Persons per household, 2006-2010 2.46 2.59
Median household income 2006-2010 $47,358 $51,914
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 14.2% 13.8%
Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2009 256,551 7,433,465
Private nonfarm employment, 2009 4,460,553 114,509,626
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2009 -10.8% 0.4%
Nonemployer establishments, 2009 697,000 21,090,761
Total number of firms, 2007 897,939 27,092,908
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 5.8% 7.1%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 0.3% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 2.0% 5.7%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 1.1% 8.3%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 27.7% 28.8%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 295,890,890 5,338,306,501
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 135,575,279 4,174,286,516
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 138,816,008 3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $12,049 $12,990
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 17,779,905 613,795,732
Building permits, 2011 13,762 624,061
Geography Facts
Land area in square miles, 2010 40,860.69 3,531,905.43
Persons per square mile, 2010 282.3 87.4