Where the money is Featured

9:49am EDT July 22, 2002

Ohio’s wealthiest residents may not reside where you’d expect. According to data compiled by the Ohio Public Expenditure Council, per capita income is greatest in once-sleepy Delaware County and it is growing fastest not just there, but in Logan County. Here’s a closer look at the richest — and poorest — counties in Ohio.

The haves

Rank County Per capita income in ’96 Change from ’86

1. Delaware $29,664 83 percent

2. Geauga $28,854 67 percent

3. Hamilton $28,690 73 percent

4. Cuyahoga $28,187 64 percent

5. Franklin $25,959 67 percent

6. Lake $25,399 64 percent

7. Summit $25,359 66 percent

8. Montgomery $25,265 63 percent

9. Medina $24,569 62 percent

10. Lucas $24,344 59 percent

The have nots

Rank County Per capita income in ’96 Change from ’86

88. Adams $13,391 54 percent

87. Meigs $14,059 47 percent

86. Vinton $14,158 54 percent

85. Perry $14,309 40 percent

84. Athens $14,799 61 percent

83. Noble $14,813 52 percent

82. Harrison $14,840 36 percent

81. Morgan $15,239 28 percent

80. Pike $15,462 62 percent

79. Holmes $15,482 74 percent

Source: Ohio County Profiles, 1998