2018 County Population Estimates




Yesterday morning, the Census released the most recent population figures for counties, Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Consolidated Statistical Areas, albeit a full month later than they are normally released. The estimates cover the year from July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018. For Part 1, we are going to take a look at counties.

Here are Ohio’s 88 counties and their populations for Census 2010, July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018. The counties highlighted by color are as follows:
Akron Metro Counties
Canton Metro Counties
Cincinnati Metro Counties (Ohio Only)
Cleveland Metro Counties
Columbus Metro Counties
Dayton Metro Counties
Toledo Metro Counties
Youngstown Metro Counties
Black are non-metro counties.

Census 2010——————————July 1, 2017————————-July 1, 2018
1. Cuyahoga: 1,280,122——–1. Franklin: 1,295,706——————1. Franklin: 1,310,300
2. Franklin: 1,163,414———–2. Cuyahoga: 1,248,371————2. Cuyahoga: 1,243,857
3. Hamilton: 802,374————-3. Hamilton: 814,671——————-3. Hamilton: 816,684
4. Summit: 541,781————–4. Summit: 541,742———————-4. Summit: 541,918
5. Montgomery: 535,153——–5. Montgomery: 531,669———–5. Montgomery: 532,331
6. Lucas: 441,815—————–6. Lucas: 431,033———————–6. Lucas: 429,899
7. Stark: 375,586——————7. Butler: 380,843———————–7. Butler: 382,378
8. Butler: 368,130—————–8. Stark: 372,077————————8. Stark: 371,574
9. Lorain: 301,356—————-9. Lorain: 307,622———————–9. Lorain: 309,461
10. Mahoning: 238,823———10. Lake: 230,370————————10. Warren: 232,173
11. Lake: 230,041—————-11. Mahoning: 230,010——————11. Lake: 230,514
12. Warren: 212,693————-12. Warren: 228,859——————12. Mahoning: 229,642
13. Trumbull: 210,312———–13. Clermont: 204,171—————–13. Clermont: 205,466
14. Clermont: 197,363———–14. Delaware: 200,542—————14. Delaware: 204,826
15. Delaware: 174,214———–15. Trumbull: 200,314—————-15. Trumbull: 198,627
16. Medina: 172,332————–16. Medina: 178,240——————16. Medina: 179,146
17. Licking: 166,492—————17. Licking: 173,670——————17. Licking: 175,769
18. Greene: 161,573————–18. Greene: 166,779——————18. Greene: 167,995
19. Portage: 161,419————–19. Portage: 162,625—————–19. Portage: 162,927
20. Fairfield: 146,156————–20. Fairfield: 154,557—————-20. Fairfield: 155,782
21. Clark: 138,333——————21. Clark: 134,649——————–21. Clark: 134,585
22. Wood: 125,488—————–22. Wood: 130,532——————-22. Wood: 130,696
23. Richland: 124,475————-23. Richland: 120,543—————23. Richland: 121,099
24. Wayne: 114,520—————-24. Wayne: 116,247—————–24. Wayne: 115,967
25. Columbiana: 107,841———25. Miami: 105,265——————25. Miami: 106,222
26. Allen: 106,331—————26. Columbiana: 103,149———-26. Columbiana: 102,665
27. Miami: 102,506—————–27. Allen: 103,069——————-27. Allen: 102,663
28. Ashtabula: 101,497————28. Ashtabula: 97,692————-28. Ashtabula: 97,493
29. Geauga: 93,389—————-29. Geauga: 93,946—————-29. Geauga: 94,031
30. Tuscarawas: 92,582———–30. Tuscarawas: 92,411———-30. Tuscarawas: 92,176
31. Muskingum: 86,074————31. Muskingum: 86,148———-31. Muskingum: 86,183
32. Scioto: 79,499——————-32. Ross: 77,320——————-32. Ross: 76,931
33. Ross: 78,064——————–33. Scioto: 75,898——————33. Hancock: 75,930
34. Erie: 77,079———————-34. Hancock: 75,869————–34. Scioto: 75,502
35. Hancock: 74,782—————35. Erie: 74,857———————35. Erie: 74,615
36. Belmont: 70,400—————-36. Belmont: 67,958—————36. Belmont: 67,505
37. Jefferson: 69,709—————37. Athens: 66,664—————–37. Athens: 65,818
38. Marion: 66,501——————38. Jefferson: 66,366————–38. Jefferson: 65,767
39. Athens: 64,757——————39. Marion: 64,941—————–39. Marion: 65,256
40. Lawrence: 62,450—————40. Knox: 61,303——————-40. Knox: 61,893
41. Washington: 61,778———–41. Washington: 60,462———-41. Washington: 60,155
42. Sandusky: 60,944—————42. Lawrence: 60,111————42. Lawrence: 59,866
43. Knox: 60,921———————43. Sandusky: 59,112————-43. Sandusky: 58,799
44. Huron: 59,626——————–44. Huron: 58,462—————–44. Huron: 58,504
45. Seneca: 56,745——————45. Pickaway: 57,762————-45. Pickaway: 58,086
46. Pickaway: 55,698—————-46. Union: 56,797—————–46. Union: 57,835
47. Ashland: 53,139——————47. Seneca: 55,281—————47. Seneca: 55,207
48. Darke: 52,959———————48. Ashland: 53,685————–48. Ashland: 53,745
49. Union: 52,300———————-49. Darke: 51,577—————-49. Darke: 51,323
50. Shelby: 49,423——————–50. Shelby: 48,703—————-50. Shelby: 48,627
51. Auglaize: 45,949—————–51. Auglaize: 45,791————–51. Auglaize: 45,804
52. Logan: 45,858——————–52. Logan: 45,282—————–52. Logan: 45,358
53. Brown: 44,846——————–53. Madison: 44,047————–53. Madison: 44,413
54. Crawford: 43,784—————-54. Holmes: 43,887—————-54. Holmes: 43,892
55. Highland: 43,589—————–55. Brown: 43,530—————–55. Brown: 43,602
56. Madison: 43,435—————–56. Highland: 42,933————–56. Highland: 43,058
57. Fulton: 42,698——————–57. Fulton: 42,265——————57. Fulton: 42,276
58. Holmes: 42,366——————58. Clinton: 41,966—————–58. Clinton: 42,057
59. Preble: 42,270——————-59. Crawford: 41,741—————59. Crawford: 41,550
60. Clinton: 42,040——————-60. Preble: 41,114——————60. Preble: 40,997
61. Ottawa: 41,428——————-61. Mercer: 40,910—————–61. Mercer: 40,959
62. Mercer: 40,814——————-62. Ottawa: 40,632—————–62. Ottawa: 40,769
63. Champaign: 40,097—————-63. Guernsey: 39,071———–63. Guernsey: 39,022
64. Guernsey: 40,087—————–64. Champaign: 38,824——–64. Champaign: 38,754
65. Defiance: 39,037—————–65. Defiance: 38,224—————65. Defiance: 38,165
66. Williams: 37,642—————–66. Williams: 36,746—————66. Williams: 36,804
67. Coshocton: 36,901—————-67. Coshocton: 36,516———-67. Coshocton: 36,629
68. Perry: 36,058——————–68. Perry: 35,994——————68. Perry: 36,033
69. Morrow: 34,827——————-69. Morrow: 34,943—————–69. Morrow: 35,112
70. Putnam: 34,499——————-70. Putnam: 33,854—————–70. Putnam: 33,780
71. Jackson: 33,225——————71. Jackson: 32,385—————-71. Jackson: 32,384
72. Hardin: 32,058——————-72. Hardin: 31,406—————–72. Hardin: 31,480
73. Gallia: 30,934——————-73. Gallia: 30,143—————–73. Gallia: 29,979
74. Hocking: 29,380——————74. Fayette: 28,655—————-74. Fayette: 28,666
75. Fayette: 29,030——————75. Hocking: 28,457—————-75. Hocking: 28,385
76. Carroll: 28,836——————76. Van Wert: 28,291—————76. Van Wert: 28,281
77. Van Wert: 28,744—————–77. Pike: 28,227——————-77. Pike: 28,067
78. Pike: 28,709———————78. Adams: 27,805——————78. Adams: 27,724
79. Adams: 28,550——————–79. Carroll: 27,341—————-79. Henry: 27,086
80. Henry: 28,215——————–80. Henry: 27,163——————80. Carroll: 27,081
81. Meigs: 23,770——————–81. Meigs: 23,081——————81. Meigs: 23,106
82. Wyandot: 22,615——————82. Wyandot: 22,064————82. Wyandot: 21,935
83. Paulding: 19,614—————–83. Paulding: 18,838—————83. Paulding: 18,760
84. Harrison: 15,864—————–84. Harrison: 15,210—————84. Harrison: 15,174
85. Morgan: 15,054——————-85. Morgan: 14,683—————–85. Morgan: 14,604
86. Noble: 14,645——————–86. Noble: 14,411——————86. Noble: 14,354
87. Monroe: 14,642——————-87. Monroe: 13,950—————–87. Monroe: 13,790
88. Vinton: 13,435——————-88. Vinton: 13,101—————–88. Vinton: 13,139

Total Population Change
2010-2018————————————————2017-2018
1. Franklin: +146,768—————————–1. Franklin: +14,594
2. Delaware: +30,654—————————–2. Delaware: +4,284
3. Warren: +19,353——————————-3. Warren: +3,314
4. Hamilton: +14,312—————————–4. Licking: +2,099
5. Butler: +14,243———————————5. Hamilton: +2,013
6. Fairfield: +9,600——————————–6. Lorain: +1,839
7. Licking: +9,287———————————-7. Butler: +1,535
8. Clermont: +8,101——————————-8. Clermont: +1,295
9. Lorain: +8,090———————————–9. Fairfield: +1,225
10. Medina: 6,813———————————10. Greene: +1,216
11. Greene: +6,419——————————-11. Union: +1,038
12. Union: +5,555———————————12. Miami: +957
13. Wood: +5,207———————————13. Medina: +906
14. Miami: +3,721———————————14. Montgomery: +662
15. Pickaway: +2,406—————————–15. Knox: +590
16. Holmes: +1,529——————————-16. Richland: +556
17. Portage: +1,502——————————-17. Madison: +366
18. Wayne: +1,451——————————–18. Pickaway: +324
19. Hancock: +1,141——————————19. Marion: +315
20. Athens: +1,054——————————–20. Portage: +302
21. Madison: +975———————————21. Summit: +176
22. Knox: +961————————————-22. Morrow: +169
23. Geauga: +622———————————23. Wood: +164
24. Ashland: +605———————————24. Lake: +144
25. Lake: +464————————————-25. Ottawa: +137
26. Morrow: +283———————————26. Highland: +125
27. Mercer: +145———————————-27. Coshocton: +113
28. Summit: +140———————————28. Clinton: +91
29. Muskingum: +97—————————–29. Geauga: +85
30. Clinton: +22———————————–30. Logan: +76
31. Perry: -6—————————————-31. Hardin: +74
32. Auglaize: -145———————————32. Brown: +72
33. Coshocton: -269——————————33. Hancock: +61
34. Vinton: -291————————————34. Ashland: +60
35. Noble: -302————————————-35. Williams: +58
36. Fayette: -369———————————-36. Mercer: +49
37. Tuscarawas: -411—————————–37. Huron: +42
38. Fulton: -422————————————38. Perry: +39
39. Morgan: -449———————————-39. Vinton: +38
40. Van Wert: -478——————————–40. Muskingum: +35
41. Logan: -493————————————41. Meigs: +25
42. Highland: -544——————————–42. Auglaize: +13
43. Hardin: -580———————————–43. Fayette: +11
44. Pike: -638————————————–44. Fulton: +11
45. Meigs: -661————————————45. Holmes: +5
46. Ottawa: -664———————————-46. Jackson: -1
47. Wyandot: -682——————————–47. Van Wert: -10
48. Harrison: -686——————————–48. Harrison: -36
49. Putnam: -716———————————49. Guernsey: -49
50. Shelby: -791———————————-50. Noble: -57
51. Adams: -835———————————-51. Defiance: -59
52. Jackson: -841———————————52. Clark: -64
53. Monroe: -841———————————-53. Champaign: -70
54. Williams: -844——————————–54. Hocking: -72
55. Paulding: -850——————————–55. Putnam: -74
56. Defiance: -865——————————–56. Seneca: -74
57. Gallia: -963————————————57. Shelby: -76
58. Hocking: -988———————————58. Henry: -77
59. Guernsey: -1,069—————————-59. Paulding: -78
60. Huron: -1,119———————————60. Morgan: -79
61. Henry: -1,129———————————61. Adams: -81
62. Ross: -1,147———————————-62. Preble: -117
63. Brown: -1,226——————————–63. Wyandot: -129
64. Marion: -1,245——————————-64. Monroe: -160
65. Preble: -1,261——————————–65. Pike: -160
66. Champaign: -1,345————————-66. Gallia: -164
67. Seneca: -1,535——————————67. Crawford: -191
68. Washington: -1,626————————68. Ashtabula: -199
69. Darke: -1,646——————————–69. Tuscarawas: -235
70. Carroll: -1,754——————————-70. Erie: -242
71. Sandusky: -2,147—————————71. Lawrence: -245
72. Crawford: -2,233—————————-72. Darke: -254
73. Erie: -2,451———————————–73. Carroll: -260
74. Lawrence: -2,582—————————74. Wayne: -280
75. Montgomery: -2,860———————–75. Washington: -307
76. Belmont: -2,900—————————-76. Sandusky: -313
77. Richland: -3,375—————————77. Mahoning: -368
78. Allen: -3,652——————————–78. Ross: -389
79. Clark: -3,756——————————–79. Scioto: -396
80. Jefferson: -3,944—————————80. Allen: -405
81. Scioto: -3,991——————————-81. Belmont: -451
82. Ashtabula: -3,997————————–82. Columbiana: -484
83. Stark: -4,016——————————–83. Stark: -503
84. Columbiana: -5,187———————–84. Jefferson: -599
85. Mahoning: -9,146————————–85. Athens: -846
86. Trumbull: -11,698————————–86. Lucas: -1,134
87. Lucas: -11,916—————————–87. Trumbull: -1,687
88. Cuyahoga: -36,258———————–88. Cuyahoga: -4,514

While Franklin County is still the number 1 growth county in the state, it’s total growth was estimated to have slowed down significantly from other years this decade. This is very likely false, for reasons explained below.

Components of County Population Change

Top 20 Counties with the Most Births
2010-2018————————————————-2017-2018
1. Franklin: +153,483———————————-1. Franklin: +18,799
2. Cuyahoga: +122,180——————————-2. Cuyahoga: +14,287
3. Hamilton: +89,630———————————-3. Hamilton: +10,603
4. Montgomery: +54,914—————————–4. Montgomery: +6,551
5. Summit: +49,974———————————–5. Summit: +5,842
6. Lucas: +46,264————————————-6. Lucas: +5,370
7. Butler: +37,216————————————-7. Butler: +4,399
8. Stark: +34,138————————————–8. Stark: +4,016
9. Lorain: +27,575————————————-9. Lorain: +3,183
10. Mahoning: +19,818——————————10. Mahoning: +2,426
11. Warren: +19,773———————————-11. Warren: +2,312
12. Clermont: +19,253——————————–12. Clermont: +2,262
13. Lake: +18,571————————————-13. Lake: +2,165
14. Delaware: +17,685——————————-14. Delaware: +2,054
15. Trumbull: +17,221——————————–15. Trumbull: +2,040
16. Licking: +16,254———————————-16. Licking: +1,976
17. Greene: +14,728———————————-17. Greene: +1,753
18. Medina: +14,581———————————-18. Medina: +1,752
19. Fairfield: +13,873———————————19. Fairfield: +1,704
20. Clark: +13,123————————————-20. Clark: +1,534

Top 20 Counties with the Most Deaths
2010-2018———————————————–2017-2018
1. Cuyahoga: -112,767—————————–1. Cuyahoga: -13,658
2. Franklin: -75,442———————————-2. Franklin: -9,918
3. Hamilton: -64,407——————————–3. Hamilton: -8,002
4. Montgomery: -48,801—————————4. Montgomery: -6,034
5. Summit: -46,819———————————5. Summit: -5,795
6. Lucas: -36,253————————————6. Lucas: -4,422
7. Stark: -33,961————————————-7. Stark: -4,135
8. Butler: -26,244————————————8. Butler: -3,457
9. Mahoning: -24,941——————————-9. Lorain: -3,054
10. Lorain :-24,500———————————-10. Mahoning: -2,891
11. Trumbull: -20,862——————————-11. Trumbull: -2,515
12. Lake: -19,886————————————12. Lake: -2,508
13. Clark: -14,039————————————13. Warren: -1,834
14. Clermont: -13,810——————————-14. Clermont: -1,792
15. Warren: -13,260———————————15. Clark: -1,675
16. Licking: -12,788———————————-16. Licking: -1,637
17. Medina: -11,745———————————-17. Medina: -1,517
18. Portage: -11,552———————————18. Greene: -1,466
19. Greene: -11,413———————————19. Portage: -1,434
20. Richland: -11,405——————————–20. Richland:: -1,406

Top 20 Counties with the Most Natural Growth (Births vs. Deaths)
2010-2018———————————————–2017-2018
1. Franklin +78,041———————————-1. Franklin: +8,881
2. Hamilton: +25,223——————————–2. Hamilton: +2,601
3. Butler: +10,972————————————3. Lucas: +948
4. Lucas: +10,011————————————4. Butler: +942
5. Cuyahoga: +9,413——————————–5. Delaware: +879
6. Delaware: +9,199———————————6. Cuyahoga :+629
7. Warren: +6,513————————————7. Montgomery: +517
8. Montgomery: +6,113—————————–8. Warren: +478
9. Clermont: +5,443———————————9. Clermont: +470
10. Fairfield: +3,776———————————10. Holmes: +383
11. Holmes: +3,713———————————-11. Wayne: +357
12. Wayne: +3,668———————————-12. Fairfield: +345
13. Licking: +3,466———————————–13. Licking: +339
14. Greene: +3,315———————————-14. Union: +299
15. Summit: +3,155———————————-15. Greene: +287
16. Lorain: +3,075————————————16. Wood: +277
17. Medina: +2,836———————————-17. Medina: +235
18. Wood: +2,512————————————-18. Mercer: +230
19. Union: +2,312————————————-19. Hancock: +173
20. Hancock: +1,526———————————20. Miami and Shelby: +151

Natural growth continues to be strong in Franklin County, and the 2017-2018 number is higher than the yearly average this decade.

Top 20 Counties with the Most Domestic Migration
2010-2018——————————————–2017-2018

1. Delaware: +18,783—————————1. Delaware: +3,111
2. Franklin: +18,156—————————–2. Warren: +2,470
3. Warren: +9,444——————————–3. Licking: +1,677
4. Licking: +5,040——————————–4. Lorain: +972
5. Fairfield: +4,786——————————-5. Fairfield: +785
6. Medina: +3,535——————————–6. Clermont: +746
7. Union: +2,613———————————-7. Miami: +735
8. Clermont: +2,120—————————–8. Union: +666
9. Miami: +2,030———————————9. Medina: +642
10. Pickaway: +1,833————————–10. Richland: +630
11. Wood: +1,175——————————–11. Greene: +603
12. Lorain: +705———————————12. Knox: +490
13. Ottawa: +560——————————–13. Pickaway: +349
14. Madison: +479——————————14. Ottawa: +335
15. Knox: +48————————————-15. Madison: +311
16. Morrow: -189———————————16. Marion: +303
17. Morgan: -241———————————17. Morrow: +144
18. Vinton: -315———————————–18. Brown: +111
19. Harrison: -329——————————–19. Highland: +88
20. Fayette: -340———————————-20. Lake: +83

Domestic migration is where the growth rate of Franklin County was most affected in the estimates. In 2016-2017, domestic migration was estimated to be nearly 6,000, but in 2017-2018, at -213. There is no real explanation for this, and is entirely unrealistic. Franklin County has been gradually improving its domestic migration numbers for the last 20 or so years, and has been positive for the better part of a decade, with 2016-2017 being the highest. There is no logical reason why domestic migration would suddenly collapse from the highest in decades to a negative, especially in light over overall historically high growth rates and its increasing attraction to the rest of the country. I suspect this is merely a year that the Census used to adjust where they think overall domestic migration is for the decade and not any true representation of actual domestic migration. There is little doubt that domestic migration was positive last year. In any event, this is why the overall county growth was off by a good 3K-5K from all other years this decade.

Top 20 Counties with the Most International Migration
2010-2018——————————————–2017-2018

1. Franklin: +50,857—————————–1. Franklin: +5,967
2. Cuyahoga: +29,042————————–2. Cuyahoga: +3,846
3. Hamilton: +17,330—————————-3. Hamilton: +2,062
4. Summit: +8,869——————————-4. Summit: +1,047
5. Montgomery: +8,740————————-5. Montgomery: +938
6. Butler: +6,304———————————-6. Lorain: +760
7. Lorain: +4,561———————————-7. Butler: +721
8. Portage: +4,239——————————-8. Portage: +524
9. Greene: +3,950——————————–9. Lucas: +478
10. Lucas: +3,930——————————–10. Mahoning: +466
11. Warren: +3,586——————————-11. Lake: +418
12. Lake: +2,592———————————-12. Warren: +376
13. Mahoning: +2,591—————————-13. Greene: +341
14. Delaware: +2,584—————————-14. Delaware: +290
15. Athens: +2,426——————————–15. Athens: +251
16. Wood: +1,517———————————-16. Wood: +161
17. Fairfield: +1,155——————————-17. Hancock: +131
18. Stark: +1,113———————————–18. Fairfield: +113
19. Hancock: +1,053——————————19. Wayne: +110
20. Wayne: +966———————————–20. Stark: +108

Top 20 Counties with the Most Migration
2010-2018—————————————–2017-2018

1. Franklin: +69,013————————–1. Franklin: +5,754
2. Delaware: +21,367————————2. Delaware: +3,401
3. Warren: +13,030—————————3. Warren: +2,846
4. Licking: +5,973—————————–4. Licking: +1,765
5. Fairfield: +5,941—————————-5. Lorain: +1,732
6. Lorain: +5,266——————————6. Greene: +944
7. Medina: +4,140—————————–7. Fairfield: +898
8. Butler: +3,494——————————-8. Clermont: +833
9. Union: +3,245——————————-9. Miami: +813
10. Greene: +3,132————————–10. Union: +741
11. Clermont: +2,844————————11. Medina: +685
12. Miami: +2,699—————————-12. Richland: +665
13. Wood: +2,692—————————–13. Butler: +608
14. Lake: +1,979——————————14. Lake: +501
15. Pickaway: +1,921————————15. Knox: +484
16. Portage: +1,280—————————16. Portage: +371
17. Madison: +836—————————–17. Pickaway: +358
18. Ottawa: +552——————————-18. Madison: +354
19. Athens: +504——————————-19. Ottawa: +330
20. Ashland: +132—————————–20. Marion: +307

Overall, Franklin County is still in line to reach a population of around 1.35 to 1.36 million in 2020.




Before and After: Weinland Park’s Ongoing Revitalization




Weinland Park has long been a downtrodden, middle-class neighborhood in one of the best locations in the city, situated directly between the Short North/Italian Village and OSU’s Campus area. High crime, poverty and other issues have plagued the neighborhood for decades, but in recent years, as development has converged from the north and south into the neighborhood, that is steadily changing. The before and after photos below show just some of these changes.

Indianola and East 8th Avenue, looking northeast
Before: 2011

After: 2017

East 8th Avenue, looking east
Before: 2011

After: 2016

Summit Street, looking west
Before: 2011

After: 2017

North 6th Street, looking south
Before: 2009

After: 2015

North Grant Avenue, looking north
Before: 2009

After: 2015

Courtland Avenue, looking south
Before: 2007

After: 2017

2016 City Population Estimates




The Census released its annual estimates for cities yesterday, so here’s a look at the new numbers.

Top 25 Ohio Cities on July 1, 2016 and Total Change Since July 1, 2015

1. Columbus: 860,090 +10,046
2. Cleveland: 385,809 -2,003
3. Cincinnati: 298,800 +146
4. Toledo: 278,508 -1,168
5. Akron: 197,633 -611
6. Dayton: 140,489 -86
7. Parma: 79,425 -457
8. Canton: 71,323 -542
9. Youngstown: 64,312 -401
10. Lorain: 63,730 +62
11. Hamilton: 62,127 -135
12. Springfield: 59,087 -531
13. Kettering: 55,306 -153
14. Elyria: 53,715 -81
15. Lakewood: 50,279 -342
16. Cuyahoga Falls: 49,206 -134
17. Newark: 49,134 +392
18. Middletown: 48,813 +131
19. Euclid: 47,360 -283
20. Mentor: 46,732 -162
21. Mansfield: 46,678 -187
22. Beavercreek: 46,376 +204
23. Dublin: 45,568 +473
24. Cleveland Heights: 44,633 -298
25. Strongsville: 44,631 -1

The only change in the top 25 was that Newark moved up one spot to #17, knocking down Middletown. Columbus continues to add more people than all the other 24 combined.

Now all cities and places with the Columbus Metro Area.
Total Population on July 1, 2016
1. Columbus: 860,090
2. Newark: 49,134
3. Dublin: 45,568
4. Lancaster: 39,848
5. Grove City: 39,721
6. Westerville: 38,985
7. Delaware: 38,643
8. Reynoldsburg: 37,449
9. Upper Arlington: 34,997
10. Gahanna: 34,956
11. Hilliard: 34,905
12. Marysville: 23,406
13. Pickerington: 20,069
14. Whitehall: 18,736
15. Pataskala: 15,458
16. Worthington: 14,528
17. Circleville: 13,902
18. Bexley: 13,669
19. Powell: 12,810
20. Heath: 10,625
21. New Albany: 10,360
22. London: 10,158
23. Canal Winchester: 7,905
24. Grandview Heights: 7,628
25. Logan: 7,085
26. Granville: 5,771
27. Groveport: 5,552
28. Sunbury: 5,216
29. Johnstown: 4,970
30. Obetz: 4,811
31. New Lexington: 4,722
32. Plain City: 4,357
33. West Jefferson: 4,329
34. Ashville: 4,194
35. Mount Gilead: 3,671
36. Baltimore: 2,973
37. Buckeye Lake: 2,766
38. Crooksville: 2,497
39. Hebron: 2,402
40. Richwood: 2,316
41. Utica: 2,191
42. Cardington: 2,062
43. South Bloomfield: 1,864
44. Roseville: 1,848
45. Mount Sterling: 1,760
46. Commercial Point: 1,611
47. Ashley: 1,500
48. Somerset: 1,463
49. Bremen: 1,434
50. Lithopolis: 1,429
51. Minerva Park: 1,312
52. Hanover: 1,162
53. Williamsport: 1,061
54. Millersport: 1,049
55. Thornville: 997
56. Urbancrest: 984
57. Pleasantville: 958
58. Milford Center: 840
59. New Holland: 836
60. Junction City: 805
61. Shawnee Hills: 769
62. Amanda: 740
63. New Straitsville: 711
64. Ostrander: 695
65. Marble Cliff: 671
66. Galena: 665
67. Shawnee: 643
68. Valleyview: 628
69. Thurston: 597
70. Corning: 571
71. Riverlea: 565
72. Stoutsville: 558
73. Buchtel: 553
74. Kirkersville: 535
75. Alexandria: 530
76. Carroll: 521
77. Laurelville: 510
78. Edison: 446
79. Murray City: 438
80. Sugar Grove: 432
81. Hartford: 405
82. St. Louisville: 379
83. South Solon: 361
84. Marengo: 346
85. Harrisburg: 335
86. Midway: 328
87. Rushville: 311
88. Tarlton: 287
89. Magnetic Springs: 281
90. Orient: 277
91. Fulton: 261
92. Lockbourne: 248
93. Darbyville: 238
94. Unionville Center: 237
95. Chesterville: 230
96. Gratiot: 223
97. Glenford: 176
98. Sparta: 163
99. Hemlock: 156
100. West Rushville: 137
101. Brice: 121
102. Rendville: 36

Several large suburbs are on the cusp of the 40,000 population mark, and Newark is poised to be the first to exceed 50,000.

Total Population Change July 1, 2015-July 1, 2016
1. Columbus: +10,046
2. Hilliard: +1,255
3. Delaware: +615
4. Marysville: +575
5. Grove City: +509
6. Dublin: +473
7. New Albany: +459
8. Westerville: +450
9. Newark: +392
10. Gahanna: +372
11. Grandview Heights: +361
12. Pickerington: +337
13. Reynoldsburg: +258
14. Powell: +174
15. Pataskala: +134
16. Lancaster: +123
17. Sunbury: +114
18. Upper Arlington: +100
19. Heath: +89
20. Lithopolis: +82
21. Canal Winchester: +79
22. Granville: +62
23. Circleville: +56
24. Obetz: +46
25. Whitehall: +46
26. Richwood: +44
27. Johnstown: +39
28. Worthington: +39
29. Marble Cliff: +32
30. Ashley: +28
31. Hebron: +18
32. London: +17
33. West Jefferson: +17
34. Bexley: +16
35. Milford Center: +16
36. Shawnee Hills: +16
37. Hanover: +15
38. Ostrander: +15
39. Utica: +15
40. Ashville: +13
41. Buckeye Lake: +13
42. Groveport: +13
43. South Bloomfield: +12
44. Commercial Point: +8
45. Williamsport: +5
46. Magnetic Springs: +4
47. Alexandria: +3
48. Baltimore: +3
49. Bremen: +3
50. Kirkersville: +3
51. Minerva Park: +3
52. New Holland: +3
53. St. Louisville: +3
54. Carroll: +2
55. Harrisburg: +2
56. Hartford: +2
57. Plain City: +2
58. Riverlea: +2
59. Sugar Grove: +2
60. Tarlton: +2
61. Brice: +1
62. Darbyville: +1
63. Galena: +1
64. Gratiot: +1
65. Lockbourne: +1
66. Midway: +1
67. Millersport: +1
68. Mount Sterling: +1
69. Orient: +1
70. Rushville: +1
71. Urbancrest: +1
72. West Rushville: +1
73. Amanda: 0
74. Fulton: 0
75. Glenford: 0
76. Hemlock: 0
77. Marengo: 0
78. Pleasantville: 0
79. Rendville: 0
80. South Solon: 0
81. Sparta: 0
82. Thurston: 0
83. Unionville Center: 0
84. Valleyview: 0
85. Chesterville: -1
86. Edison: -1
87. Stoutsville: -1
88. Thornville: -1
89. Buchtel: -2
90. Murray City: -2
91. Somerset: -2
92. Corning: -3
93. Junction City: -3
94. Laurelville: -3
95. New Straitsville: -3
96. Shawnee: -3
97. Cardington: -4
98. Crooksville: -8
99. Mount Gilead: -8
100. Roseville: -8
101. New Lexington: -13
102. Logan: -19

Overall, the vast majority of places in the Columbus metro continue to add people.




Election 2016

I’m not going to get into any debate on the candidates themselves or what I personally thought/think of them. That’s not the point of this post, and frankly, there’s already plenty of opinions all over the internet on this.

First, here is a map of total Democratic votes within Ohio’s counties.

As is typical, Democratic votes were most concentrated in counties with large cities.

Here are the metro areas that provided the most Democratic votes.

1. Cleveland: 561,368
2. Columbus: 450,146
3. Cincinnati: 339,159
4. Akron: 166,653
5. Dayton: 164,079
6. Toledo: 152,505
7. Youngstown: 100,395

And the top 10 counties with the most Democratic votes.
1. Cuyahoga: 398,271
2. Franklin: 351,198
3. Hamilton: 215,719
4. Summit: 134,256
5. Montgomery: 122,016
6. Lucas: 110,833
7. Stark: 68,146
8. Lorain: 66,949
9. Butler: 58,642
10. Mahoning: 57,381

Here is how Democratic votes changed by county between 2012 and 2016.

As you can see, only a handful of counties saw Democratic votes increase in 2016 over 2012, Franklin County being one of them. Some of the biggest losses were in traditionally blue areas like Northeast Ohio.

And the map for total Republican votes.

Republican votes by metro area.
1. Cincinnati: 440,375
2. Columbus: 429,930
3. Cleveland: 400,321
4. Dayton: 210,807
5. Akron: 151,997
6. Toledo: 134,558
7. Youngstown: 102,640

Top 10 counties for Republican votes.
1. Franklin: 199,331
2. Cuyahoga: 184,211
3. Hamilton: 173,665
4. Montgomery: 123,909
5. Summit: 112,026
6. Butler: 106,976
7. Stark: 98,388
8. Warren: 77,643
9. Lucas: 75,698
10. Clermont: 67,518

And here is the change of Republican votes in 2016 vs. 2012.

Most of Ohio’s counties saw increased Republican turnout, though again, Franklin County bucked the trend and actually saw declines.

Finally, a map of the net % change for each county and whether it trended more Republican or more Democratic vs. the net of the 2012 election.

Almost all counties saw a net decrease of Democratic votes/increase in Republican votes. Only 3 counties of 88- Franklin, Delaware and Hamilton- trended more Democratic in 2016 over 2012. All the other 85 trended Republican.

Loss of Data

Because of a huge mistake by my hosting company, my site was both down all day yesterday and I have come to see that I have lost tons of data and posts since mid-October, including my economic segregation piece that I put weeks of time and research into. To call it frustrating is the understatement of the year. I will attempt to remake some of this stuff, but unfortunately I have not saved all of my work. Lesson learned, and perhaps it is time to look for a new host.