Ohio Population 2013
Based on estimates and the studies by the United States Census Bureau, the population of Ohio in 2013 is estimated to be 11,544,225, which is the 7th largest population in the United States. Compared to the earlier portions of the 20th century, the state’s population growth is much slower than before with a percent increase of 0.07% since the last census. Based on the population and based on the area of the state, the population density of the state is about 282 people per square mile, ranked the 10th largest population density in the United States.
Ohio Population Projections
Based on the historical and current trends of the state, the population is expected to reach about 11.55 million people by the year 2015. This population would be a 0.09% increase from the current population of Ohio. Then, by the year 2020, the population is expected to reach approximately 11.575 million people. This population would be a 0.27% increase from the current population. Continuing a slight increase, the population is expected to reach 11.599 million people by the year 2025, recording a population increase of 0.51% from the current population. This trend continues as the population is expected to have increased 0.62% from the current population to 11.615 million people. From there, the population is projected to increase by 20,000 people to 11.635 million in the year 2035 for a population increase of 0.79% from the current population. Lastly, by 2040, the population is expected to hit 11.679 million people, which would be an increase of 1.2% over the next 27 years.
Ohio Land Mass
Ohio measures to be about 220 miles long and 220 miles wide, and it also has an approximate area of 44,828 square miles, making it the 34th largest state in the country. About 3,875 square miles of the state are covered by water, compared to the approximate 40,953 square miles covered by land. Campbell Hill is the highest point in the state, which reaches an approximate 1,549 feet above sea level. The lowest point in the state is at the Ohio River, which reaches 455 feet above sea level. The geographic center of Ohio is located in Twiggs County, 18 miles southeast of Macon. Five states border Ohio: Kentucky, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Michigan. Lake Erie also borders the state on the north.
Ohio is made up of five different geographic land areas: the Great Lakes Plain, the Till Plains, the Appalachian Plateau, the Bluegrass Region, and the Lake Erie Shorelines. The Great Lakes Plains lies in the north of the state, starting at the border of Ohio and Lake Erie. This area is mainly made up of fertile valleys. The Till Plains lie along the western border of the state and directly south of the Great Lakes Plain. The Till Plains are made up of rolling hills and one of the most fertile regions in the country. The highest point in the state is also in the Till Plains. Along the Eastern border of Ohio, the Appalachian Plateau lies to the east of both the Great Lakes Plain and the Till Plains. This area is made up of valleys and different types of hills. The hills in the northern part of the region are more rolling, while the hills in the south are steep and rugged. The Bluegrass Region lies in a small space between the Till Plains and the Appalachian Plateau in between the Miami and Scloto Rivers. This region is mainly a hilly and rolling region. Lastly, the Lake Erie Shoreline lies on the northern part of the state along the border of Lake Erie and Ohio. This area is made up of clay and sand along the beaches of Lake Erie.
Approximately 51.1% of the state’s 11.54 million people is female, while the other 48.9% of the population is male. Also, those that identify as white (including Hispanic or Latino) make up the largest percentage of the demographics in the state of Ohio. Approximately 83% of the state identify as this race. But, out of that 83%, about 3% do identify as Hispanic or Latino and the other 80% as Caucasian. Those that identify as Black or African American make up 13% of the entire population of the state of Ohio. The rest of the population is made up of those that identify as Asian, American Indian, Alaskan Native, or those that identify as two or more races. These other races make up about 4% of the Ohio population.
The population of Ohio is a slightly less religious population than the average state. About 44% of the state population identifies as religious, compared to the national average of 49%. Out of the 44%, about 18% identify as members of the Baptist Church, making it the largest denomination in the state of Ohio. All the other Christian denominations make up about 24.9% of the population. Those who identify as Jewish, Islamic, or Eastern religions only make up 1.1% of the population.
The state of Ohio has teams represented in all of the major professional sports: baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer. The state has two teams represented in Major League Baseball, one out of Cincinnati and one out of Cleveland. The Cincinnati Reds play in the Great American Ball Park, which has an estimated attendance capacity of 42,319. The Cleveland Indians play on Progressive Field, which estimates an attendance capacity of 43,441. The state only has one team in the National Basketball Association: Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavaliers play in the Quicken Loans Arena, which has an estimated capacity of 20,562 people. The state has two teams represented in the National Football League, similar to that of baseball. There is a team based out of Cincinnati and out of Cleveland. The Cincinnati Bengals play in the Paul Brown Stadium. The Paul Brown Stadium has a capacity of 65,535 people. The Cleveland Browns play in the FirstEnergy Stadium with a capacity over 73,200 people. The state only has one team represented in the National Hockey League: Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blue Jackets, based out of Columbus, play in the Nationwide Arena, which has a capacity of 18,144 fans. Lastly, the Columbus Crew is the only team represented in the Major Soccer League. The Crew play out of Columbus Crew Stadium.
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