Exploring the Racial Diversity of Franklin County, Ohio

Franklin County, Ohio, is a vibrant and diverse area with a homeownership rate of 53.6%, which is roughly in line with the national average of 64.4%. Established in 1803 and named after Benjamin Franklin, the county is home to a variety of races and ethnicities. When it comes to racial demographics, the majority of students graduating from universities in Franklin County are white (18,803 and 65.8%), followed by blacks or African-Americans (3,838 and 13.4%), strangers (1,781 and 6.23%), and Asian (1,632 and 5.71%).The percentage of uninsured people in Franklin County has decreased over time, while the number of people enrolled in various types of health insurance has increased. The chart below shows households in Franklin County distributed among a number of income groups compared to the national averages for each group.

None of the households in Franklin County reported speaking a language other than English at home as their primary shared language. Primary care physicians in Franklin County care for 963 patients a year on average, representing a decrease of 2.53% from the previous year (988 patients). The table below shows the 7 races represented in Franklin County as a proportion of the total population. The table also shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Franklin County compared to their neighboring and parent geographies. The largest universities in Franklin County are the main campus of The Ohio State University (16,838 degrees were awarded in 2012), Columbus State Community College (5,856 grades), and Franklin University (1,846 degrees). For most of the 20th century, Franklin County was a Republican stronghold, as it has long been in most of central Ohio. Overall, Franklin County is an area with a rich history and diverse population.

Understanding the racial demographics of this area can help to inform decisions about education, healthcare, and other important issues related to diversity. By exploring the racial demographics of Franklin County, we can gain insight into how different races are represented in terms of education, healthcare access, income levels, and other important factors. This information can be used to create policies that promote equity and inclusion for all residents.