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Income

The population of Ohio in 2002 was 11,408,699. Its rank was 7th in the nation. (The District of Columbia is included for ranking purposes.)

Per Capita Personal Income

In 2002 Ohio had a per capita personal income of $29,195. This per capita personal income ranked 25th in the United States and was 94 percent of the national average, $30,906. The 2002 per capita personal income reflected an increase of 2.0 percent from 2001. The 2001-2002 national change was 1.2 percent. In 1992 the per capita personal income of Ohio was $20,062 and ranked 22nd in the United States. The 1992-2002 average annual growth rate of per capita personal income was 3.8 percent. The average annual growth rate for the nation was 4.0 percent.

Total Personal Income

In 2002 Ohio had a total personal income of $333,078,646. This total personal income ranked 8th in the United States. In 1992 the total personal income of Ohio was $221,277,091 and ranked 7th in the United States. The 2002 total personal income reflected an increase of 2.2 percent from 2001. The 2001-2002 national change was 2.3 percent. The 1992-2002 average annual growth rate of total personal income was 4.2 percent. The average annual growth rate for the nation was 5.2 percent.

Components of Personal Income

Total personal income includes net earnings by place of residence; dividends, interest, and rent; and total personal current transfer receipts received by the residents of Ohio. In 2002 net earnings accounted for 67.1 percent of total personal income (compared with 66.4 in 1992); dividends, interest, and rent were 16.7 percent (compared with 18.2 in 1992); and personal current transfer receipts were 16.2 percent (compared with 15.3 in 1992). From 2001 to 2002 net earnings increased 1.5 percent; dividends, interest, and rent increased 0.1 percent; and personal current transfer receipts increased 7.4 percent. From 1992 to 2002 net earnings increased on average 4.3 percent each year; dividends, interest, and rent increased on average 3.3 percent; and personal current transfer receipts increased on average 4.7 percent.

Employment Earnings

Earnings of persons employed in Ohio increased from $248,193,556 in 2001 to $252,256,204 in 2002, an increase of 1.6 percent. The 2001-2002 national change was 1.5 percent. The average annual growth rate from the 1992 estimate of $167,005,611 to the 2002 estimate was 4.2 percent. The average annual growth rate for the nation was 5.3 percent.

Area - Ohio covers 116,104 sq km (44,828 sq mi), including 974 sq km (376 sq mi) of inland water and 9062 sq km (3499 sq mi) of Lake Erie. It is the 34th largest state of the United States. The extreme dimensions of Ohio are about 360 km (about 225 mi) east to west and about 345 km (about 215 mi) north to south. The approximate mean elevation is 260 m (850 ft).

Climate - The climate of Ohio is characterized by warm to hot summers and mild to cold winters. The state receives both cold dry polar air from Canada and warm humid air from the Gulf of Mexico. Both air masses move alternately across the area, making changeability its chief characteristic. In winter, polar air is dominant, often coming in conflict with modified Gulf air and causing frontal or cyclonic storms. Gulf air is dominant in summer. In fall, polar air passing over Lake Erie is modified, delaying the killing frost along the adjacent shoreline. The mean annual temperatures for the state range from 9 C (48 F) in the northeast to 13 C (55 F) in the south. Average January temperatures range from -4 C (24 F) in the west to 2 C (35 F) in the south. July averages are 24 C (76 F) in the south and 23 C (73 F) in the northeast. Ohio normally has abundant precipitation, well distributed throughout the year. The average annual precipitation varies from 710 mm (28 in) at Catawba Island, a resort on Lake Erie, to 1170 mm (46 in) in the elevated land between the Miami and Scioto rivers. Snows do occur but usually melt within one or two weeks.

Ohio State Flag
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Ohio State Flower
State Flower - Scarlet Carnation


State Capitol - Columbus
Ohio's present constitution was adopted in 1851. It succeeded the constitution adopted in 1802. Proposed amendments to the constitution must initially be approved by three-fifths of the membership in each house of the state legislature or by a special constitutional convention, which may be called either by the legislature or by the voters. Amendments may also be proposed by the people by means of the initiative. To be adopted, an amendment must be approved by a majority of the voters in a general election.

Famous People

Albert J. Beveridge political leader, Highland
Ambrose Bierce journalist, Meigs County
Annie Oakley markswoman, Darke County
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. historian, Columbus
Benjamin Harrison U.S. president, North Bend
Bill Boyd / Hopalong Cassidy actor, Cambridge
Cass Gilbert architect, Zanesville
Charles F. Kettering inventor, Loudonville
Charles Martin Hall inventor, Thompson
Clarence Seward Darrow lawyer, Kingsman
Clark Gable actor, Cadiz
Cy Young baseball player, Gilmore
Dean Martin singer, actor, Steubenville
Donalee L. Tabern inventor, Bowling Green
Doris Day singer, actress, Cincinnati
Dorothy Dandridge actress, Cleveland
Eddie Rickenbacker aviator, Columbus
Erma Bombeck columnist, humorist, Dayton
Ernest H. Volwiler inventor, Hamilton
George Armstrong Custer army officer, New Rumley
George Bellows painter, lithographer, Columbus
George W. Norris U.S. Senator, Sandusky
Gloria Steinem feminist, Toledo
Hart Crane poet, Garrettsville
Hugh Downs TV broadcaster, Akron
Jack Nicklaus golfer, Columbus
James Abram Garfield U.S. president, Cuyahoga County
James Thurber author, cartoonist, Columbus
John Evans physician, educator, Waynesville
John Herschel Glenn astronaut, senator, Cambridge
John R. Commons economist, Hollansburg
Joyce Kimberly Tatro educator, Toledo
Judith Resnik astronaut, Akron
Kenisaw Mountain Landis first baseball commissioner, Millville
Lillian Gish actress, Springfield
Lowell Thomas commentator, author, Woodington
Maya Lin artist, sculptor, Athens
Milton Caniff cartoonist, Hillsboro
Nancy Cartwright voice of Bart Simpson, Kettering
Neil Alden Armstrong astronaut, Wapakoneta
Norman Vincent Peale clergyman, Bowersville
Orville Wright inventor, Dayton
Paul Newman actor, Cleveland
Robert Henri painter, Cincinnati
Roy J. Plunkett chemist, New Carlisle
Ruby Dee actress, Cleveland
Rutherford Hayes U.S. president, Delaware
Steven Spielberg director, screenwriter, Cincinnati
Tecumseh Shawnee Indian chief, Oldtown
Ted Turner broadcasting, Cincinnati
Thomas Alva Edison inventor, Milan
Toni Morrison author, Lorain
Tyrone Power actor, Cincinnati
Ulysses Simpson Grant U.S. president, Point Pleasant
Warren Gamaliel Harding U.S. president, Morrow County
Willard H. Bennett inventor, Findlay
William Dean Howells author, critic, Martins Ferry
William H. Taft U.S. president, Cincinnati
William Jennings Bryan U.S. presidential candidate, Salem
William McKinley U.S. president, Niles
William Meriam Burton inventor, Cleveland
William Tecumseh Sherman army general, Lancaster
Zane Grey author, Zanesville

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