Ohio: Profile

Government 
Governor:John Kasich (R)
Treasurer:Josh Mandel (R)
Senators:Rob Portman (R)
Sherrod Brown (D)
Entered Union:March 1, 1803
U.S. Representatives:18
Area 
Total Area116,098 km2 / 44,826 mi2
Land Area105,829 km2 / 40,861 mi2
Water Area10,269 km2 / 3,965 mi2
Water Area Percentage8.85 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -5
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -4
Weather 
Record High Temperature113°F / 45°C , Gallipolis (July 21, 1934)
Record Low Temperature-39°F / -40°C , Milligan (February 10, 1899)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$583 (2014)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$45,887 (2014)
Population 
Population11,544,951 (2011)
Under 19 Population3,067,126 / 26.6% (2010)
65 and older Population1,622,015 / 14.1% (2010)
Male Population5,632,156 / 48.8% (2010)
Female Population5,904,348 / 51.2% (2010)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 646,477 (2007)
Net International Immigration 11,835 (2009)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)12.5 per 1,000 (2009)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)15.9% (2013)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2012)
Columbus 809,798
Cleveland 390,928
Cincinnati 296,550
Employment 
Employment 5,436,000 (2015)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$777 (2015)
Unemployment Rate (%)5.6% (2014)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$5,036 (2013)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$4,334 (2013)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$13,202 (2012)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$42,236 (2014)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$130 (2014)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$220,915 (2013)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$2,181 (2011)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)89.4% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)26.6% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)10.1% (2014)
Largest Universities  
Ohio State University in Columbus
The University of Cincinnati
Kent State University
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)123,281 Miles (2012)
Gas Tax Rate (%)28% (2015)
Number of Public Airports 156 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
CAKAkron-Canton RegionalAkron
CLECleveland-Hopkins InternationalCleveland
CMHPort Columbus InternationalColumbus
DAYJames M Cox Dayton InternationalDayton
TOLToledo ExpressToledo
Ports 
Ashtabula
Cincinnati
Cleaveland
Columbus
Conneaut
Dayton
Fairport Harbor
Huron
Lorain
Marblehead
Sandusky
Toledo
Wilmington

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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