Every two years, the Ohio Legislative Service Commission releases its Ohio Facts publication to give lawmakers a broad overview of the state and its economy. The 2020 edition was recently made available online. Some of the more interesting facts in the new edition include:
Ohio’s economy remains more concentrated in manufacturing than the U.S. as a whole. Production of goods accounted for 22% of Ohio’s GDP in 2019, higher than the comparable figure for the U.S. (17%).
Of Ohio’s 88 counties, 29 gained population between 2010 and 2019. Of the 14 counties with population growth of 3% or higher, six counties are in Central Ohio and four counties are in Southwestern Ohio.
In 2019, Ohio’s per-capita income of $50,546 ranked 31st among all states, but was higher than that of all neighboring states except Pennsylvania.