02 September 2005

Ohio Stats Could be Better

If you want to go where the money is, you might not be coming to Ohio. The Census Bureau ranked 70 cities in terms of their household income. The median was Indianapolis ($43k). Toledo, Cincinnati, and Cleveland were 55, 58, and 68, respectively. Only Columbus was in the top half, barely making it at #34.

Also interesting to note is that 5 of the top 10 are in California, and all of the top 15 are in coastal states.

The Ohio counties with the highest percentage of college graduates is Franklin (Columbus). The lowest percentage are Stark (Canton) and Lorain (Cleveland). Interestingly, both Lucas (Toledo) and Mohoning (Youngstown) have a greater percentage of advanced degrees, even though they are lower in terms of college degrees.

As a state, Ohio ranks 39th in terms of percentage with a college degree (23%). Indiana is 44th, Kentucky 47th, and West Virginia is last. Six of the top ten are in the northeast.

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