Highest-earning counties in Ohio

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July 6, 2022
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Highest-earning counties in Ohio

The 2020 median household income in the U.S. was $67,521, a decrease of 2.9% from 2019. COVID-19 in 2020 drastically altered income and poverty levels, along with consumer habits and job opportunities.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-earning counties in Ohio using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by 2020 5-year estimate median household income.

Data shows that annual annual income depends heavily on an individual’s educational attainment, race, ethnicity, gender, and even location. One cluster of the United States is particularly well off: The five of the seven counties with the highest median household income in the country can be found in the Washington D.C. metropolitan areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia. These counties can likely attribute their wealth to their proximity to Washington D.C., which attracts highly educated and skilled people in areas of law and public policy. And people in those fields often marry each other, making two high-earning households one very high-earning household.

Keep reading to learn more about the highest-earning counties in Ohio.

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#50. Montgomery County

- Median household income: $53,064
--- 8.7% below state average, 18.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.9%
--- #1,288 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.5%
--- #1,544 highest among all counties nationwide
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#49. Tuscarawas County

- Median household income: $54,451
--- 6.3% below state average, 16.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.7%
--- #1,656 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.5%
--- #1,398 highest among all counties nationwide
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#48. Clinton County

- Median household income: $54,683
--- 5.9% below state average, 15.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.5%
--- #1,520 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.2%
--- #1,373 highest among all counties nationwide
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#47. Hocking County

- Median household income: $54,774
--- 5.8% below state average, 15.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.8%
--- #1,485 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.7%
--- #1,366 highest among all counties nationwide
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#46. Darke County

- Median household income: $54,799
--- 5.7% below state average, 15.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.8%
--- #1,637 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.3%
--- #1,364 highest among all counties nationwide

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#45. Huron County

- Median household income: $55,041
--- 5.3% below state average, 15.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.9%
--- #1,623 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.8%
--- #1,335 highest among all counties nationwide
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#44. Stark County

- Median household income: $55,045
--- 5.3% below state average, 15.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.0%
--- #1,268 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.7%
--- #1,334 highest among all counties nationwide
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#43. Sandusky County

- Median household income: $55,245
--- 4.9% below state average, 15.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.7%
--- #1,656 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.0%
--- #1,321 highest among all counties nationwide
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#42. Ashland County

- Median household income: $55,422
--- 4.6% below state average, 14.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.5%
--- #1,690 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.6%
--- #1,300 highest among all counties nationwide
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#41. Van Wert County

- Median household income: $55,991
--- 3.7% below state average, 13.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.0%
--- #1,961 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.9%
--- #1,246 highest among all counties nationwide

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#40. Paulding County

- Median household income: $56,531
--- 2.7% below state average, 13.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.4%
--- #1,712 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.7%
--- #1,204 highest among all counties nationwide
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#39. Brown County

- Median household income: $57,200
--- 1.6% below state average, 12.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.9%
--- #1,460 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.7%
--- #1,134 highest among all counties nationwide
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#38. Hancock County

- Median household income: $57,384
--- 1.3% below state average, 11.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.2%
--- #964 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.8%
--- #1,109 highest among all counties nationwide
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#37. Wyandot County

- Median household income: $57,925
--- 0.3% below state average, 10.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.4%
--- #1,536 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.5%
--- #1,064 highest among all counties nationwide
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#36. Erie County

- Median household income: $58,408
--- 0.5% above state average, 10.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.9%
--- #892 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.4%
--- #1,036 highest among all counties nationwide

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#35. Lorain County

- Median household income: $58,798
--- 1.2% above state average, 9.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.6%
--- #811 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.3%
--- #1,010 highest among all counties nationwide
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#34. Hamilton County

- Median household income: $59,190
--- 1.8% above state average, 8.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 28.1%
--- #612 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.7%
--- #975 highest among all counties nationwide
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#33. Summit County

- Median household income: $59,253
--- 2.0% above state average, 8.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.1%
--- #878 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.8%
--- #964 highest among all counties nationwide
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#32. Ottawa County

- Median household income: $59,306
--- 2.0% above state average, 8.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 27.7%
--- #648 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.2%
--- #958 highest among all counties nationwide
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#31. Portage County

- Median household income: $59,485
--- 2.4% above state average, 8.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 26.4%
--- #744 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.4%
--- #940 highest among all counties nationwide

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#30. Champaign County

- Median household income: $59,909
--- 3.1% above state average, 7.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.1%
--- #1,251 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.8%
--- #905 highest among all counties nationwide
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#29. Logan County

- Median household income: $60,417
--- 4.0% above state average, 7.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.0%
--- #1,126 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.3%
--- #865 highest among all counties nationwide
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#28. Henry County

- Median household income: $60,425
--- 4.0% above state average, 7.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.7%
--- #1,025 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.3%
--- #864 highest among all counties nationwide
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#27. Fulton County

- Median household income: $61,290
--- 5.5% above state average, 5.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.8%
--- #1,163 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.5%
--- #804 highest among all counties nationwide
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#26. Preble County

- Median household income: $61,339
--- 5.5% above state average, 5.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.4%
--- #1,216 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.3%
--- #800 highest among all counties nationwide

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#25. Wayne County

- Median household income: $61,424
--- 5.7% above state average, 5.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.2%
--- #1,101 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.5%
--- #794 highest among all counties nationwide
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#24. Knox County

- Median household income: $61,590
--- 6.0% above state average, 5.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.1%
--- #1,251 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.9%
--- #783 highest among all counties nationwide
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#23. Pickaway County

- Median household income: $61,629
--- 6.0% above state average, 5.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 27.3%
--- #677 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.2%
--- #781 highest among all counties nationwide
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#22. Morrow County

- Median household income: $61,769
--- 6.3% above state average, 5.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.3%
--- #1,080 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.9%
--- #767 highest among all counties nationwide
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#21. Defiance County

- Median household income: $62,110
--- 6.9% above state average, 4.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.6%
--- #1,039 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.5%
--- #740 highest among all counties nationwide

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#20. Miami County

- Median household income: $62,347
--- 7.3% above state average, 4.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 26.4%
--- #744 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.9%
--- #726 highest among all counties nationwide
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#19. Franklin County

- Median household income: $62,352
--- 7.3% above state average, 4.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 28.3%
--- #596 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.8%
--- #725 highest among all counties nationwide
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#18. Wood County

- Median household income: $63,189
--- 8.7% above state average, 2.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 28.1%
--- #612 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.2%
--- #673 highest among all counties nationwide
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#17. Holmes County

- Median household income: $64,453
--- 10.9% above state average, 0.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.8%
--- #798 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.6%
--- #614 highest among all counties nationwide
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#16. Shelby County

- Median household income: $64,522
--- 11.0% above state average, 0.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 26.3%
--- #754 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.9%
--- #608 highest among all counties nationwide

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#15. Mercer County

- Median household income: $65,566
--- 12.8% above state average, 0.9% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.7%
--- #915 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.4%
--- #541 highest among all counties nationwide
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#14. Lake County

- Median household income: $65,814
--- 13.2% above state average, 1.3% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 27.8%
--- #639 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.6%
--- #532 highest among all counties nationwide
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#13. Auglaize County

- Median household income: $66,193
--- 13.9% above state average, 1.8% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 26.6%
--- #731 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.8%
--- #517 highest among all counties nationwide
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#12. Licking County

- Median household income: $67,736
--- 16.6% above state average, 4.2% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 30.9%
--- #437 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.8%
--- #455 highest among all counties nationwide
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#11. Putnam County

- Median household income: $67,790
--- 16.6% above state average, 4.3% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 30.5%
--- #454 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.9%
--- #453 highest among all counties nationwide

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#10. Madison County

- Median household income: $68,663
--- 18.1% above state average, 5.6% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 29.3%
--- #525 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.6%
--- #419 highest among all counties nationwide
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#9. Butler County

- Median household income: $69,023
--- 18.8% above state average, 6.2% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 31.9%
--- #397 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.8%
--- #405 highest among all counties nationwide
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#8. Clermont County

- Median household income: $69,720
--- 20.0% above state average, 7.3% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 32.2%
--- #377 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.0%
--- #389 highest among all counties nationwide
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#7. Greene County

- Median household income: $70,055
--- 20.5% above state average, 7.8% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 33.1%
--- #346 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.7%
--- #379 highest among all counties nationwide
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#6. Fairfield County

- Median household income: $70,906
--- 22.0% above state average, 9.1% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 33.0%
--- #351 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.9%
--- #353 highest among all counties nationwide

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#5. Medina County

- Median household income: $77,784
--- 33.8% above state average, 19.7% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 37.6%
--- #221 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.4%
--- #219 highest among all counties nationwide
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#4. Geauga County

- Median household income: $83,730
--- 44.1% above state average, 28.8% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 41.4%
--- #146 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.6%
--- #147 highest among all counties nationwide
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#3. Union County

- Median household income: $88,565
--- 52.4% above state average, 36.3% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 43.4%
--- #114 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.0%
--- #103 highest among all counties nationwide
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#2. Warren County

- Median household income: $89,410
--- 53.8% above state average, 37.6% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 44.4%
--- #98 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.6%
--- #97 highest among all counties nationwide
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#1. Delaware County

- Median household income: $111,411
--- 91.7% above state average, 71.4% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 55.8%
--- #20 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.1%
--- #21 highest among all counties nationwide

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