In 2017, Buckeye Hills Regional Council invested $2.1 million in grants, loans, and services to strengthen Morgan County in partnership with local officials.


Various Aging + Disability projects include:

  • 282 seniors served by Buckeye Hills programs

  • 61,707 meals served to seniors in need

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

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

  • Four county-based service providers, 57 contracted service providers, and 94 local people employed

 

Various Community Development projects include:

  • Two Ohio Public Works State Capital Improvement/Local Transportation Improvement projects totaling $782,847

  • One Appalachian Assistance project totaling $250,000

  • 27 data requests + projects

  • 30 jobs created



POPULATION CHANGE

In 2010, the population of Morgan County was 15,054. In 2016, the population of Morgan County decreased to 14,857, according to Decennial Census and ACS Estimates.


POPULATION PROJECTIONS

In 2010, the population of Morgan County was 15,054. Over time, the population of Morgan County is projected to decrease to 14,770 in 2020 and then decrease to 13,820 by 2040, according to ODSA County Profiles.


PERCENT UNEMPLOYED

In 2010, the percent unemployed in Morgan County was 13.3%. In 2017, the percent unemployed in Morgan County decreased to 6.8%, according to Ohio Labor Market Information, Annual Averages.


MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

In 2011, the Median Household Income in Morgan County was $35,855. In 2016, the Median Household Income in Morgan County increased to $38,941, according to ACS Estimates.


PERCENT IN POVERTY

In 2011, the percent of the Morgan County population in poverty was 19.5%. In 2016, the percent of the Morgan County population in poverty increased to 20.3%, according to ACS Estimates.


POPULATION BY AGE

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