In 2017, Buckeye Hills Regional Council invested $4.7 million in grants, loans, and services to strengthen Meigs County in partnership with local officials.


Various Aging + Disability projects include:

  • 621 seniors served by Buckeye Hills programs

  • 64,499 meals served to seniors in need

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

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

  • Three county-based service providers and 58 contracted service providers

 

Various Community Development projects include:

  • Three Ohio Public Works State Capital Improvement/Local Transportation Improvement projects totaling $1.8 million

  • Two Appalachian Assistance projects totaling $297,162 in grants

  • Eight commercial customers served and 207 residential customers served by water + sewer projects



POPULATION CHANGE

In 2010, the population of Meigs County was 23,770. In 2016, the population of Meigs County decreased to 23,345, according to Decennial Census and ACS Estimates.


POPULATION PROJECTIONS

In 2010, the population of Meigs County was 23,770. Over time, the population of Meigs County is projected to decrease to 23,630 in 2020 and then decrease to 22,340 by 2040, according to ODSA County Profiles.


PERCENT UNEMPLOYED

In 2010, the percent unemployed in Meigs County was 14.6%. In 2017, the percent unemployed in Meigs County decreased to 8.1%, according to Ohio Labor Market Information, Annual Averages.


MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

In 2011, the Median Household Income in Meigs County was $33,708. In 2016, the Median Household Income in Meigs County increased to $39,640, according to ACS Estimates.


PERCENT IN POVERTY

In 2011, the percent of the Meigs County population in poverty was 21.3%. In 2016, the percent of the Meigs County population in poverty increased to 22.8%, according to ACS Estimates.


POPULATION BY AGE

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