The United States Census Bureau released its American Community Survey on December 26 and it details various socio-economic data for the country. One such area of note is Richland County in Ohio. The data is compiled from 2008-2012 and it was compared to data from another five-year period, from 2005-2009, according to the Mansfield News Journal.
The population for the five-year period in Richland County comes in at 124,286, which is a slight drop from the 2005-2009 population. In this time frame, the unemployed in the county hit 9.8 percent, which was an increase from the 7.9 percent in 2005-2009. The median income in the county for 2008-2012 was $42,894.
For the recent time period, there were 52,842 residents of the county in the workforce. The number dropped from just over 55,500 due to a decline in population and the rise in unemployment.
One of the most telling statistics from the report is the decline of an income category in Richland County. The income range of $50,000 to $74,999 saw a decline to 18.8 percent in 2008-2012 compared to 19.8 percent in 2005-2009. What makes this stat so telling is that it shows how the income distribution is changing in Richland County with the years.
The report from the United States Census Bureau released data for communities all over the country and can be found on the department’s website.Richland County Sees Employment Decline for Period of 2008-2012 by Andrew Ostler