Meigs County vs. Ohio
Comparative Trends Analysis:
Population Growth and Change, 1969-2016
Introduction
Meigs County:
2016 Population = 23,125
2016 Percent of State = 0.2%
Ohio:
2016 Population = 11,614,373
2016 Percent of State = 3.6%
Attracting and retaining people to live, work, raise a family, and retire underlies the economic vitality of any region. Population growth is both a cause--and a consequence--of economic growth. Patterns of population growth and change reflect differences among regions to attract and retain people both as producers and consumers in their economy.
The following graphs offer a broad overview of trends in the pattern of population growth and change of Meigs County with comparisons to Ohio and the nation at large. This analysis features alternative approaches toward discussing, diagnosing and comparing Meigs County vs. Ohio's population growth over 1969-2016. The data used are those compiled by the Regional Income and Product Divisions of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce.
Population, 1969-2016
Population, 1969-2016
Figure 1.
Figure 1 tracks Meigs County's annual population for the period 1969-2016 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 48-year period, Meigs County's population rose from 19,975 in 1969 to 23,125 in 2016, for a net gain of 3,150, or 15.8%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population, 1969-2016
Population, 1969-2016
Figure 2.
Figure 2 tracks Ohio's annual population for the period 1969-2016 to illustrate population patterns over time. During this 48-year period, Ohio's population rose from 10,563,000 in 1969 to 11,614,373 in 2016, for a net gain of 1,051,373, or 10.0%.
NOTE: The county and state population totals reported by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) are from the Bureau of Census midyear (July 1) estimates. These estimates may differ from those prepared independently in some states by various agencies and/or universities.
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2016
Population Indices (1969=100): 1969-2016
Figure 3.
Figure 3 portrays Meigs County's population growth in a broader context by offering direct comparisons across time with Ohio, the United States. The growth indices shown here express each region's population in 1969 as a base figure of 100, and the populations in later years as a percentage of the 1969 base figure. This method allows for more direct comparison of differences in population growth between regions that may differ vastly in size.
Meigs County's overall population growth was 15.8% over 1969-2016 outpaced Ohio's increase of 10.0%, and fell below the United States' increase of 60.5%.
Population as a Percent of the Ohio Total: 1969-2016
Population as a Percent of the Ohio Total: 1969-2016
Figure 4.
Another interesting and insightful way of contrasting the population growth of Meigs County is to trace its individual percentage contributions to Ohio's statewide population over time, as shown in Figure 4. A rising share means a region's population grew faster—or declined less—than Ohio's population, while a declining share shows it grew more slowly.
In 1969, Meigs County's population comprised 0.19% of Ohio's population, while in 2016 it comprised 0.20% thereby yielding a +0.01% share-shift.
   
 
Population Share-Shift
2016 vs. 1969
 
Share-
Shift*
 
2016
vs.
1969
+0.01%
=
0.20%
-
0.19%
 
   
Meigs County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2016
Meigs County Population:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2016
Figure 5.
Figure 5 displays the short-run pattern of Meigs County's population growth by tracking the year-to-year percent change over 1970-2016. The average annual percent change for the entire 47-year period is also traced on this chart to provide a benchmark for gauging periods of relative high--and relative low--growth against the backdrop of the long-term average.
On average, Meigs County's population grew at an annual rate of 0.32% over 1970-2016. The county posted its highest growth in 1973 (3.88%) and posted its lowest growth in 1988 (-0.89%). In 2016, Meigs County's population declined by -0.34%
Meigs County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2016
Meigs County Population:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2016
Figure 6.
Over the past four decades some counties have experienced extreme swings in growth, and often such swings have tended to coincide with the decades themselves. Figure 6 again depicts the annual percent change in Meigs County's population since 1970, but this time they are overlayed with average growth rates for the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010-2016.
During the 1970s, Meigs County's annual population growth rate averaged 1.40%. It averaged 0.02% in the 1980s, 0.10% in the 1990s, 0.24% in the 2000s, and -0.39% thus far this decade (2010 to 2016).
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Figure 7.
Figure 7 compares the decade average growth rates for Meigs County noted in the previous graph with the corresponding decade averages for Ohio and the nation. As the chart reveals, Meigs County's average annual population growth outgained Ohio's average throughout the 1970s (1.40% vs. 0.22%), lagged Ohio's average throughout the 1980s (0.02% vs. 0.03%), posted below Ohio's average in the 1990s (0.10% vs. 0.46%), surpassed Ohio's average during the 2000s (0.24% vs. 0.17%), and trailed Ohio's average over the 7 year period of the last decade, 2010-2016 (-0.39% vs. 0.11%).
Finally, relative to nationwide population growth trends, Meigs County led the nation throughout the 1970s (1.40% vs. 1.10%), trailed the nation in the 1980s (0.02% vs. 0.95%), fell below the nation over the 1990s (0.10% vs. 1.23%), fell below the nation in the 2000s (0.24% vs. 0.95%), and posted below the nation over 2010-2016 (-0.39% vs. 0.74%).
   
 
Population Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change
 
 
 
0.32
1.40
0.02
0.10
0.24
-0.39
-0.34
 
0.20
0.22
0.03
0.46
0.17
0.11
0.08
 
1.01
1.10
0.95
1.23
0.95
0.74
0.70
 
   
   
 
Meigs County:
Population, 1969-2016
 
1969
 
19,975
100.0
N
0.19
1970
 
19,810
99.2
-0.83
0.19
1971
 
19,960
99.9
0.76
0.19
1972
 
20,227
101.3
1.34
0.19
1973
 
21,011
105.2
3.88
0.20
1974
 
21,309
106.7
1.42
0.20
1975
 
21,534
107.8
1.06
0.20
1976
 
21,913
109.7
1.76
0.20
1977
 
22,128
110.8
0.98
0.21
1978
 
22,332
111.8
0.92
0.21
1979
 
22,942
114.9
2.73
0.21
1980
 
23,603
118.2
2.88
0.22
1981
 
23,403
117.2
-0.85
0.22
1982
 
23,661
118.5
1.10
0.22
1983
 
23,460
117.4
-0.85
0.22
1984
 
23,280
116.5
-0.77
0.22
1985
 
23,304
116.7
0.10
0.22
1986
 
23,182
116.1
-0.52
0.22
1987
 
23,015
115.2
-0.72
0.21
1988
 
22,811
114.2
-0.89
0.21
1989
 
22,975
115.0
0.72
0.21
1990
 
23,000
115.1
0.11
0.21
1991
 
23,076
115.5
0.33
0.21
1992
 
23,213
116.2
0.59
0.21
1993
 
23,286
116.6
0.31
0.21
1994
 
23,347
116.9
0.26
0.21
1995
 
23,451
117.4
0.45
0.21
1996
 
23,333
116.8
-0.50
0.21
1997
 
23,296
116.6
-0.16
0.21
1998
 
23,161
115.9
-0.58
0.20
1999
 
23,209
116.2
0.21
0.20
2000
 
23,028
115.3
-0.78
0.20
2001
 
23,119
115.7
0.40
0.20
2002
 
23,305
116.7
0.80
0.20
2003
 
23,441
117.4
0.58
0.20
2004
 
23,506
117.7
0.28
0.21
2005
 
23,588
118.1
0.35
0.21
2006
 
23,586
118.1
-0.01
0.21
2007
 
23,612
118.2
0.11
0.21
2008
 
23,534
117.8
-0.33
0.20
2009
 
23,770
119.0
1.00
0.21
2010
 
23,729
118.8
-0.17
0.21
2011
 
23,699
118.6
-0.13
0.21
2012
 
23,602
118.2
-0.41
0.20
2013
 
23,467
117.5
-0.57
0.20
2014
 
23,329
116.8
-0.59
0.20
2015
 
23,203
116.2
-0.54
0.20
2016
 
23,125
115.8
-0.34
0.20
Source: Calculations by the Ohio Regional Economic Analysis Project (OH-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2017
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PSN
 
   
   
 
Ohio:
Population, 1969-2016
 
1969
 
10,563,000
100.0
N
5.25
1970
 
10,668,839
101.0
1.00
5.23
1971
 
10,734,782
101.6
0.62
5.19
1972
 
10,746,920
101.7
0.11
5.14
1973
 
10,767,205
101.9
0.19
5.09
1974
 
10,765,613
101.9
-0.01
5.05
1975
 
10,770,498
102.0
0.05
5.00
1976
 
10,752,731
101.8
-0.16
4.94
1977
 
10,771,232
102.0
0.17
4.90
1978
 
10,795,431
102.2
0.22
4.86
1979
 
10,798,562
102.2
0.03
4.81
1980
 
10,800,650
102.2
0.02
4.75
1981
 
10,788,336
102.1
-0.11
4.70
1982
 
10,757,085
101.8
-0.29
4.64
1983
 
10,737,631
101.7
-0.18
4.59
1984
 
10,737,743
101.7
0.00
4.55
1985
 
10,734,926
101.6
-0.03
4.51
1986
 
10,730,272
101.6
-0.04
4.47
1987
 
10,760,081
101.9
0.28
4.44
1988
 
10,798,554
102.2
0.36
4.42
1989
 
10,829,216
102.5
0.28
4.39
1990
 
10,864,162
102.9
0.32
4.35
1991
 
10,945,762
103.6
0.75
4.33
1992
 
11,029,431
104.4
0.76
4.30
1993
 
11,101,140
105.1
0.65
4.27
1994
 
11,152,454
105.6
0.46
4.24
1995
 
11,202,751
106.1
0.45
4.21
1996
 
11,242,827
106.4
0.36
4.17
1997
 
11,277,357
106.8
0.31
4.14
1998
 
11,311,536
107.1
0.30
4.10
1999
 
11,335,454
107.3
0.21
4.06
2000
 
11,363,543
107.6
0.25
4.03
2001
 
11,387,404
107.8
0.21
4.00
2002
 
11,407,889
108.0
0.18
3.97
2003
 
11,434,788
108.3
0.24
3.94
2004
 
11,452,251
108.4
0.15
3.91
2005
 
11,463,320
108.5
0.10
3.88
2006
 
11,481,213
108.7
0.16
3.85
2007
 
11,500,468
108.9
0.17
3.82
2008
 
11,515,391
109.0
0.13
3.79
2009
 
11,528,896
109.1
0.12
3.76
2010
 
11,540,983
109.3
0.10
3.73
2011
 
11,544,824
109.3
0.03
3.70
2012
 
11,550,839
109.4
0.05
3.68
2013
 
11,570,022
109.5
0.17
3.66
2014
 
11,594,408
109.8
0.21
3.64
2015
 
11,605,090
109.9
0.09
3.62
2016
 
11,614,373
110.0
0.08
3.59
Source: Calculations by the Ohio Regional Economic Analysis Project (OH-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2017
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PSN
 
   
   
 
United States:
Population, 1969-2016
 
1969
 
201,298,000
100.0
N
1970
 
203,798,722
101.2
1.24
1971
 
206,817,509
102.7
1.48
1972
 
209,274,882
104.0
1.19
1973
 
211,349,205
105.0
0.99
1974
 
213,333,635
106.0
0.94
1975
 
215,456,585
107.0
1.00
1976
 
217,553,859
108.1
0.97
1977
 
219,760,875
109.2
1.01
1978
 
222,098,244
110.3
1.06
1979
 
224,568,579
111.6
1.11
1980
 
227,224,719
112.9
1.18
1981
 
229,465,744
114.0
0.99
1982
 
231,664,432
115.1
0.96
1983
 
233,792,014
116.1
0.92
1984
 
235,824,907
117.2
0.87
1985
 
237,923,734
118.2
0.89
1986
 
240,132,831
119.3
0.93
1987
 
242,288,936
120.4
0.90
1988
 
244,499,004
121.5
0.91
1989
 
246,819,222
122.6
0.95
1990
 
249,622,814
124.0
1.14
1991
 
252,980,941
125.7
1.35
1992
 
256,514,224
127.4
1.40
1993
 
259,918,588
129.1
1.33
1994
 
263,125,821
130.7
1.23
1995
 
266,278,393
132.3
1.20
1996
 
269,394,284
133.8
1.17
1997
 
272,646,925
135.4
1.21
1998
 
275,854,104
137.0
1.18
1999
 
279,040,168
138.6
1.15
2000
 
282,162,411
140.2
1.12
2001
 
284,968,955
141.6
0.99
2002
 
287,625,193
142.9
0.93
2003
 
290,107,933
144.1
0.86
2004
 
292,805,298
145.5
0.93
2005
 
295,516,599
146.8
0.93
2006
 
298,379,912
148.2
0.97
2007
 
301,231,207
149.6
0.96
2008
 
304,093,966
151.1
0.95
2009
 
306,771,529
152.4
0.88
2010
 
309,348,193
153.7
0.84
2011
 
311,663,358
154.8
0.75
2012
 
313,998,379
156.0
0.75
2013
 
316,204,908
157.1
0.70
2014
 
318,563,456
158.3
0.75
2015
 
320,896,618
159.4
0.73
2016
 
323,127,513
160.5
0.70
Source: Calculations by the Ohio Regional Economic Analysis Project (OH-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2017
REAP_PI_CA1400_100_PN
 
   
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