Apparently t’is the season for summarizing and publishing annual demographic data.
After sharing public health data for Portage County last week, this morning I received a comparison of Ohio’s 88 counties that went beyond public health to include jobs, salaries, and other demographic indicators for Portage County.
Portage County is so diverse demographically that it’s tough to draw too many conclusions from aggregate data. The cities like Aurora, Streetsboro, Ravenna and Kent have made progress turning the economic tide but many of the smaller towns and villages and unincorporated areas of the County are still struggling.
The aggregate data tends to miss the nuances between the more urbanized and more rural sections of the County — filing off the highs and lows — but it’s still informative about the state of our County home.