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Public access to the records and information of the Ohio state government is regulated by the Ohio Open Records Law, or as it is sometimes referred to, the Sunshine Law. This law mandates that all government records be made available for public inspection upon request. Included in the legislation are details of exemptions contained within the law and appeals procedures. The entire text of the law is available for download on the Ohio Attorney General's website. Ohio achieved statehood on March 1, 1803, and now has a population of almost 11.5 million residents, making it the seventh most populous state in the union, and entitling Ohio to 18 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ohio is nicknamed the 'Buckeye State'. Ohio State University is located in Columbus, which also serves as the state capital. The trade, transportation, and utilities sectors combine to be the largest employers in the state . Ohio is home to several nationally recognized corporations, including Proctor and Gamble, Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Wendy's. Locate Ohio property records from individual county recorder's offices. Find all public records from Ohio state, city and counties in one easy place. Solicit criminal, court and vital records within the state of Ohio. See crime stats, census data, resident background information and Ohio employment data like income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the state. See current news and crime reports as well as links to law enforcement for criminal records. Explore real estate data, property and land values. Explore business statistics for the state and find information on firms and companies in Ohio. This site is updated regularly to bring you the most up to date information.

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Ohio Missing Children

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  • Missing: Jordan Lang
    Jordan Lang, Age Now: 16, Missing: 07/02/2019. Missing From Wooster, Oh. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Wooster Police Department (ohio) 1-330-287-5720.
    July 17, 2019
  • Missing: Zontel Johnson
    Zontel Johnson, Age Now: 14, Missing: 06/27/2019. Missing From Columbus, Oh. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Columbus Police Department (ohio) 1-614-645-4545.
    July 17, 2019
  • Missing: Shimira Brantley
    Shimira Brantley, Age Now: 16, Missing: 07/08/2019. Missing From Youngstown, Oh. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Youngstown Police Department (ohio) 1-330-747-7911.
    July 11, 2019
  • Missing: Jeremy Chapman
    Jeremy Chapman, Age Now: 15, Missing: 06/24/2019. Missing From Columbus, Oh. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Columbus Police Department (ohio) 1-614-645-4545.
    July 11, 2019
  • Missing: Kerigen Stackpole
    Kerigen Stackpole, Age Now: 16, Missing: 07/02/2019. Missing From Wooster, Oh. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Wooster Police Department (ohio) 1-330-287-5720.
    July 11, 2019
  • Missing: Bayleigh Stewart
    Bayleigh Stewart, Age Now: 14, Missing: 07/03/2019. Missing From Dayton, Oh. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Dayton Police Department (ohio) 1-937-333-2677.
    July 09, 2019

Ohio Recent Criminal Activity Reports

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Ohio Missing People

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  • Missing Person • Crystal Ann Corbin • Morgan County • 48 Years Old
    January 12, 2017

Ohio Latest Crime Records (Updated 07/18/2019)

  • Total Violent Crime:
    33,030
  • Murder And Nonnegligent Manslaughter:
    464
  • Rape:
    5,042
  • Robbery:
    12,753
  • Aggravated Assault:
    14,771
  • Total Property Crime:
    324,528
  • Burglary:
    78,845
  • Larceny Theft:
    227,668
  • Motor Vehicle Theft:
    18,015

Ohio American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 07/18/2019)

  • Ohio's demographic and housing ACS survey of 11,560,380 being 3.68 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.9% males and 51.1% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Ohio social characteristics data of 4,570,015 households, which make up 3.93 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 2,944,097 families with and without children. There are 3,007,872 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Ohio American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 9,197,668 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 3.7 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 5,839,586 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Ohio housing characteristics are collected from 5,135,173 dwellings making up 3.87 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 4,570,015 or uninhabited 565,158 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 4,570,015 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Ohio Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
    11,536,504
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
    11,353,150
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
    2%
  • Net change of residents' total population
    183,364
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
    11,353,140
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
    739,526
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
    6%
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    2,714,341
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
    24%
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    14%
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
    1,605,316
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
    51%
  • State's white resident population
    9,539,437
  • State's black resident population
    1,407,681
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
    25,292
  • State's Asian resident population
    192,233
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
    4,066
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
    237,765
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
    354,674
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
    9,359,263
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
    83%
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
    12%
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
    2%
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
    2%
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
    3%
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
    81%
  • Vital Statistics


    Births and deaths occurring in Ohio
  • Births
    150,879
  • Deaths
    106,534
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
    1,160
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
    85%
  • Resident Background Information


    Education and background history of Ohio Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
    4%
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
    6%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
    87%
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
    24%
  • Total number of Veterans
    951,024
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data


    Households located in Ohio
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    23 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
    5,094,126
  • Net change of housing units estimates
    311,057
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
    7%
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    70%
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
    $134,500
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
    23%
  • Total number of households
    4,526,164
  • Average size of households
    2
  • Ohio Employment Data


    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
    $24,830
  • Statewide income of median households in Ohio
    $45,467
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
    15%
  • The personal income of persons employed
    $395,614
  • Per capita income of persons employed
    $34,468
  • Labor force of civilian workers
    5,970,188
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
    611,220
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
    10%
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
    6,829,647
  • Net change of employment in all industries
    -6,041
  • People employed by the government
    840,774
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
    299,768,776
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
    43,892
  • Number of private non farm establishments
    263,761
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
    706,539
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
    17,779,905
  • People and Businesses


    Firms and companies of Ohio
  • Total number of firms located in the state
    898,205
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
    6%
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
    2%
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
    0%
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
    1%
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
    28%
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
    295,890,890
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
    135,575,279
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    138,816,008
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
    12,049
  • Land Valuation


    Property value and Ohio territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
    13,343
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
    2,193,953
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
    13,956,563
  • Size in square miles of land
    40,948
  • Population per square mile
    282
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