Economy of Ohio State

June 29, 2010US State Economiesby EconomyWatch

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Demography And Social Indicators

Ohio is a mid western state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. The state is bordered by Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan and Lake Erie.

The state has total geographical area of 44,824 sq mi; with a land area of 40,948 sq mi; and acres forested 7.9 mil.

The state is more industrialized in the nation. It has a leading share in the production of lime, clays and salt in the whole United States.

Demography And Social Indicators
The total estimated population of the state as of 2005 is calculated at 11,464,042 in comparison to 11,459,011 in July 2004. The net change in the population of the state in 2002-03 is 0.2%. According to the US Census 2000, the total population was 11,353,140. The population density of the state is 279.3 per sq mi.

With regards to the Racial Distribution (2000): White 85%; Black 11.5%; Asian 1.2%; Native American 0.2%.

Business and Economy of Ohio

According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Gross State Product of Ohio in 2003 was $ 403 billion with a per capita personal income of $30,129 in the same year.

Chief Industries of the state are manufacturing, trade and services.

Important Manufacturing goods are transportation equipment, machinery, primary and fabricated metal products.

Major crops are corn, hay, winter wheat, oats and soybeans.

Livestock (Jan 2004): 1.23 mil. Cattle/calves; 140,000 sheep/lambs; (Jan 2003): 1.52 mil. Hogs/pigs; (Dec 2003): 37.7 million chickens.

Energy Production in Ohio
Electricity Production (est. 2003, kwh by source): . Coal 129.3 bil; Petroleum 377 mil; Gas 312 mil; Hydroelectric 399 mil; Nuclear 8.5 bil; Other 1 mil

Tourist Attraction Of Ohio
Historical attractions, varying landscapes and recreational opportunities have flourished the tourism industry of Ohio in the present days. The important tourist places of the state are as follws:

  • Mound City Group;
  • Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum, Wapakoneta;
  • Air Force Museum, Dayton;
  • Pro Football Hall of fame, Canton;
  • King's Island Amusement Park,Mason;
  • Lake Erie Islands, Cedar Point Amusement Park, both Sandusky;
  • Amish Region, Tuscarawas/Holmes Counties;
  • German Village, Columbus;
  • Sea World, Aurora;
  • Jack Nicklaus Sports Center, Mason;
  • Bob Evan's Form, Rio Grande.

Colleges and Universities In Ohio

  • University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
  • Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio
  • Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Shawnee State University, portsmouth, Ohio
  • University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
  • Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
  • Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
  • Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
  • sOhio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

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