In 2017, Buckeye Hills Regional Council invested $4.2 million in grants, loans, and services to strengthen Hocking County in partnership with local officials.


Various Aging + Disability projects include:

  • 551 seniors served by Buckeye Hills programs

  • 76,116 meals served to seniors in need

  • 16 home accessibility modifications to ensure seniors can age at home

  • 180 seniors received vouchers through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

  • Nine county-based service providers, 65 contracted service providers, and 191 local people employed

 

Various Community Development projects include:

  • Two Ohio Public Works State Capital Improvement/Local Transportation Improvement projects totaling $800,000

  • One Appalachian Assistance project totaling $250,000

  • One Clean Ohio Conservation Fund projects totaling $399,500

  • $475,000 in grants from Community Development Block Grant for water + sewer projects serving 2,891 residents and 259 commercial + industrial customers

  • Two data requests + projects



POPULATION CHANGE

In 2010, the population of Hocking County was 29,380. In 2016, the population of Hocking County decreased to 28,690, according to Decennial Census and ACS Estimates.


POPULATION PROJECTIONS

In 2010, the population of Hocking County was 29,380. Over time, the population of Hocking County is projected to decrease to 27,550 in 2020 and then decrease to 24,680 by 2040, according to ODSA County Profiles.


PERCENT UNEMPLOYED

In 2010, the percent unemployed in Hocking County was 11.7%. In 2017, the percent unemployed in Hocking County decreased to 5.4%, according to Ohio Labor Market Information, Annual Averages.


MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

In 2011, the Median Household Income in Hocking County was $42,227. In 2016, the Median Household Income in Hocking County increased to $43,382, according to ACS Estimates.


PERCENT IN POVERTY

In 2011, the percent of the Hocking County population in poverty was 15.7%. In 2016, the percent of the Hocking County population in poverty increased to 16.6%, according to ACS Estimates.


POPULATION BY AGE

According to ACS 2012-2016, the distribution of the Hocking County population by age identifies the 5-17 age range as the highest and the 80+ age range the lowest.