Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus. The state takes its name from the Ohio River. The name originated from the Iroquois word ohi-yo', meaning "great river" or "large creek".[21][22][23] Partitioned from the Northwest Territory, the state was admitted to the Union as the 17th state (and the first under the Northwest Ordinance) on March 1, 1803.[10][24] Ohio is historically known as the "Buckeye State" after its Ohio buckeye trees, and Ohioans are also known as "Buckeyes".

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Census Data

Population estimates, July 1, 2016, (V2016)11,614,373
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2016)11,536,727
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2016, (V2016)0.70
Population, Census, April 1, 201011,536,504
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 20106.20
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 201023.70
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 201014.10
Female persons, percent, April 1, 201051.20
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent, April 1, 201082.70
Black or African American alone, percent, April 1, 201012.20
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 20100.20
Asian alone, percent, April 1, 20101.70
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 2010
Two or More Races, percent, April 1, 20102.10
Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)3.10
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 201081.10
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2011-2015806,531
Foreign born persons, percent, 2011-20154.10
Housing units, April 1, 20105,127,508
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2011-201566.30
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2011-2015129,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2011-20151,246
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2011-2015444
Median gross rent, 2011-2015730
Families and Living Arrangements
Households, 2011-20154,585,084
Persons per household, 2011-2015246.00
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2011-201585.30
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2011-20156.70
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201589.10
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2011-201526.10
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2011-20159.90
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent7.60
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201563.30
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2011-201559.00
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)20,652,777
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)80,915,693
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)313,629,976
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)155,426,023
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)153,553,997
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)13,301
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2011-201523
Income and Poverty
Median household income (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201549,429
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2015 dollars), 2011-201526,953
Persons in poverty, percent14.80
All firms, 2012904,814
Men-owned firms, 2012510,078
Women-owned firms, 2012306,824
Minority-owned firms, 2012122,653
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012122,653
Veteran-owned firms, 201291,316
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012776,193
Population per square mile, 2010282
Land area in square miles, 201040,861