Stats and Facts

Land Use
Urban
(Residential/Commercial/Industrial/
Transportation and Urban Grasses)

Darke: 2.16%
Mercer: 3.96%
Auglaize: 7.2%
Shelby: 9.58%
Cropland
Darke: 83.14%
Mercer: 75.86%
Auglaize: 73.27%
Shelby: 72.64%
Pasture
Darke: 4.49%
Mercer: 9.1%
Auglaize: 7.69%
Shelby: 6.55%
Forest
Darke: 9.58%
Mercer: 6.95%
Auglaize: 9.69%
Shelby: 8.58%
Open Water
Darke: 0.08%
Mercer: 3.51%
Auglaize: 1.32%
Shelby: 0.69%
   
DEMOGRAPHICS
2017 Population

Darke: 51,536 
Mercer: 40,873 
Auglaize: 45,778
Shelby: 48,759
Projected 2030 Population
Darke: 48,280 
Mercer: 41,230
Auglaize: 44,690
Shelby: 48,240
Median Age
Darke: 42.0 
Mercer: 40.0 
Auglaize: 41.2
Shelby: 39.1
Ohio: 39.3
Unemployment Rate
2018
Darke: 3.4%
Mercer: 2.5%
Auglaize: 3.0%
Shelby: 3.4%
Ohio: 4.6%
2017
Darke: 3.8%
Mercer: 2.8%
Auglaize: 3.5%
Shelby: 3.8%
Ohio: 5.0%
2016
Darke:  4.1%
Mercer: 3.3% 
Auglaize: 3.9%
Shelby: 4.2%
Ohio: 5.2% 
2010
Darke:  9.7%
Mercer: 7.3% 
Auglaize: 9.1% 
Shelby: 10.9%
Ohio: 10.2%

Median Household Income

Darke: $47,043 
Mercer: $55,220
Auglaize: $55,914
Shelby: $56,169
Ohio: $50,674 


Median House Value
Darke: $112,100 
Mercer: $134,800
Auglaize: $138,700
Shelby: $134,400
Ohio: $131,900

Median Monthly Owners Cost

Darke: $1,045 
Mercer: $1,114 
Auglaize: $1,146
Shelby: $1,132
Ohio: $1,238


Median Gross Rent
Darke: $624 
Mercer: $647
Auglaize: $651
Shelby: $699
Ohio: $743
Population by Race
White
Darke: 97.9%
Mercer: 97.9%
Auglaize: 97.8%
Shelby: 94.7%
Ohio: 83.0%
African-American
Darke: 0.5%
Mercer: 0.3%
Auglaize: 0.3%
Shelby: 2.4%
Ohio: 12.2%
Native American
Darke: 0.2%
Mercer: 0.1%
Auglaize: 0.2%
Shelby: 0.3%
Ohio: 0.2%
Asian
Darke: 0.3%
Mercer: 0.6%
Auglaize: 0.3%
Shelby: 0.7%
Ohio: 1.7%
Pacific Islander
Darke: 0.0%
Mercer: 0.2%
Auglaize: 0.1%
Shelby: 0.0%
Ohio: <0.1%
Other
Darke: 0.2%
Mercer: 0.2%
Auglaize: 0.2%
Shelby: 0.3%
Ohio: 0.8%
Two or more races
Darke: 2.1%
Mercer: 0.8%
Auglaize: 1.1%
Shelby: 1.6%
Ohio: 2.1%
Hispanic
Darke: 1.2%
Mercer: 1.5%
Auglaize: 1.2%
Shelby: 1.5%
Ohio: 3.1%
 
Educational Attainment
(Persons 25 years+)
High School Graduate
Darke: 49.4%
Mercer: 47.8%
Auglaize: 44.8%
Shelby: 45.2%
Ohio: 34.9%
Some college, no degree
Darke: 18.7%
Mercer: 16.4%
Auglaize: 21.0%
Shelby: 18.3%
Ohio: 20.9%
Associate degree
Darke: 7.5%
Mercer: 9.2%
Auglaize: 8.7%
Shelby: 10.1%
Ohio: 7.7%
Bachelor’s degree
Darke: 7.1%
Mercer: 10.1%
Auglaize: 10.0%
Shelby: 9.5%
Ohio: 15.6%
Master’s degree or higher
Darke: 7.1%
Mercer: 6.0%
Auglaize: 6.4%
Shelby: 6.1%
Ohio: 9.1%
 
   
 Industries 
Service-Providing (Trade, Transportation, and Utilities; Information; Financial Services; Professional and Business Services; Education and Health Services; Leisure and Hospitality; and Other Services) 
Darke: 62.3% 
Mercer: 55.1% 
Auglaize: 54.1%
Shelby: 55.0% 
Ohio: 80.1% 
Goods-Producing (Natural Resources and Mining; Construction; and Manufacturing) 
Darke: 37.7% 
Mercer: 44.9% 
Auglaize: 45.9%
Shelby: 55.0%
Ohio: 19.9%
  
Average Employment Breakdown
Service-Providing
Trade, Transportation, and Utilities

Darke: 23.8%
Mercer: 23.1%
Auglaize: 18.2%
Shelby: 17.6%
Ohio: 22.2%
Information
Darke: 0.8%
Mercer: 1.1%
Auglaize: 1.2%
Shelby: 0.5%
Ohio: 1.7%
Financial Services
Darke: 4.2%
Mercer: 4.6%
Auglaize: 2.5%
Shelby: 1.8%
Ohio: 6.1%
Professional and Business Services
Darke: 5.8%
Mercer: 4.0%
Auglaize: 4.4%
Shelby: 7.6%
Ohio: 15.5%
Education and Health Services
Darke: 16.2%
Mercer: 10.2%
Auglaize: 14.4%
Shelby: 8.5%
Ohio: 19.4%
Leisure and Hospitality
Darke: 7.7%
Mercer: 8.2%
Auglaize: 9.3%
Shelby: 6.2%
Ohio: 11.5%
Other Services
Darke: 3.8%
Mercer: 3.8%
Auglaize: 4.1%
Shelby: 2.6%
Ohio: 3.5%
 
 
Goods-Producing
Natural Resources and Mining

Darke: 4.2%
Mercer: 3.2%
Auglaize: 0.5%
Shelby: 0.5%
Ohio: 0.6%
Construction
Darke: 5.8%
Mercer: 5.4%
Auglaize: 4.6%
Shelby: 
Ohio: 4.2%
Manufacturing
Darke: 27.6%
Mercer: 36.3%
Auglaize: 40.5%
Shelby: 49.0%
Ohio: 15.1%
Government
Federal

Darke: 0.7%
Mercer: 0.6%
Auglaize: 0.5%
Shelby: 0.3%
Ohio: 1.8%
State
Darke: 0.3%
Mercer: 1.0%
Auglaize: 0.6%
Shelby: 3%
Ohio: 3.0%
Local
Darke: 13.4%
Mercer: 15.6%
Auglaize: 12.6%
Shelby: 9.0%
Ohio: 12.0%
Major Employers
Mercer
Celina Aluminum Precision Technology (CAPT)
Celina City Schools
Cooper Farms Inc.
Crown Equipment Co.
Fort Recovery Industries Inc.
Mercer Health
Pax Machine Works
Reynolds & Reynolds Co.
Cheeseman Trucking
Taylor Communications
Bruns Construction
JR Manufacturing
Totally Promotional
Briarwood Village
Auglaize
American Trim
Crown Equipment Co.
Danone Group/Dannon Co.
Grand Lake Health System
Hitachi Metals/AAP St. Marys Corp.
Minster Machine Co.
Setex Inc.
St. Marys City Schools
Veyance Technologies Inc.
Wapakoneta City Schools
Darke
Brethren Retirement Community
Dick Lavy Trucking
FRAM Group Operations LLC
Greenville City Schools
Midmark Group
Moriroku Co/Greenville Technology
Wayne Health Care
Whirlpool Corp/KitchenAid
 
Shelby
Airstream Inc.
Area Energy & Electric Inc.
Emerson Climate Technologies
Freshway Foods
Honda of America Mfg. Inc.
NK Parts Industries Inc.
Norcold
Plastipak Packaging
Sidney City Schools
Wilson Health
 
   
CRIME STATS
Total Crime Reports
Mercer: 1,878 (0.2%)
Auglaize: 1,571 (0.2%)
Darke: 1,314 (0.17%)
Shelby: 1,570 (0.2%)
Ohio: 774,558
  
 
EDUCATION STATS
Schools
Mercer
Celina City Schools
Coldwater Exempted Village Schools
Ft. Recovery Local Schools
Marion Local Schools
Parkway Local Schools
St. Henry Consolidated Local Schools
Auglaize
Minster Local Schools
New Bremen Local Schools
New Knoxville Local Schools
St. Marys City Schools
Wapakoneta City Schools
Waynesfield-Goshen Local Schools
Darke
Ansonia
Arcanum-Butler
Franklin Monroe
Greenville City Schools
Mississinawa Valley
Tri-Village
Versailles Exempted Village Schools
Shelby
Anna Local Schools
Botkins Local Schools
Christian Academy
Fort Loramie Local Schools
Hardin-Houston Local Schools
Jackson Center Local Schools
Russia Local Schools
Fairlaw Local Schools
Sidney City Schools
Sidney-Lehman Catholic Schools
Attendance Rate
Mercer: 96.8%
Auglaize: 96.4%
Shelby: <95.0%
Ohio: 94.5%

4-year
Graduation Rate

Mercer: 97.2%
Auglaize: 96.85%
Darke: 94.6%
Shelby: 92.6%
Ohio: 79.7%

Average Daily Enrollment
Mercer: 7,773
Auglaize: 7,813
Darke: 8,055
Shelby: 8,255
Teachers with Bachelor’s Degrees
Mercer: 99.0%
Auglaize: 100%
Darke: 99.6%

Teachers with Master’s Degrees
Mercer: 80.0%
Auglaize: 82.0%
Darke: 71.1%

Ratings
Mercer: 5 schools Excellent or above
Auglaize: 3 schools Excellent or above
Darke: 5 schools Excellent or above
Shelby: 5 Schools Excellent or above
  


All “Demographics,” “Quick Facts,” and “Employment/Business” data compiled from the Ohio County Profiles, prepared by the Office of Research, Ohio Development Services Agency.

All “Crime” data compiled from the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services. Reports come from Celina, Coldwater, Fort Recovery, Rockford, St. Henry, Mercer Co. Sheriff’s Office, Cridersville, Wapakoneta, and Auglaize Co. Sheriff’s Office; Greenville, Arcanum, Union City, Darke County Sheriff’s Office