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The Ohio Development Services Agency provides county profiles for each county in Ohio and can be a quick and valuable resource for learning more about your county demographics. Scroll down to the interactive map on this page and click on your county to download the profile report. This resource includes information like race, age, land use, and agriculture in addition to other snapshot demographic information.

Community Data Resources by OSU Extension Priority

Engaged Ohioans, Vibrant Communities

American Community Survey
National Association of Counties (NACo) County Explorer
Six maps that reveal America’s expanding racial diversity (Brookings)
Social Explorer

Health and Wellness

Ohio County Health Rankings and Roadmaps (data)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Data & Stats and BRFSS (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System)
Add Health the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent and Adult Health  

Workforce Development

Ohio Labor Market Information
Ohio Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation (search by county)
Ohio Higher Education, Data, and Reports
Ohio Department of Education, Report Card Lists, and Rankings
National Center for Education Statistic
United States Department of Labor Statistics  

Thriving Across the Lifespan (2017) - The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics
Clickable county map, population by age, from
Ohio Department of Aging
Kids Count Data Book and more from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, direct link,
Administration for Children and Families  
National Center on Child Care Data and Reporting

Sustainable Food Systems

Food Access Research Atlas, USDA ERS
Sustainable Food Systems Concept and Framework
FAO, United Nations 
USDA National Agriculture Library

Environmental Quality

Air and Water Quality (by county) from the Ohio County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
Ohio Environmental Protective Agency
Environmental Health, Ohio Department of Health
U.S. Energy Administration, Ohio