Last Updated: April 17, 2021


The state of Ohio is in the Midwestern region of the United States of America which became the 17th state admitted to the union on March 1, 1803. The state taskeives its name from the Ohio River, whose name, in turn, is originated from the Seneca word ohi-yo meaning “good river” or “great river”. Ohio is the 34th largest state by area, seventh most populous and tenth most densely populated of 50 U.S. States. 

Columbus is the state capital and some major cities in Ohio state are Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton etc.

Some of Ohio’s neighbouring states include Lake Erie to the north, Pennsylvania to the east, West Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the South West, Indiana to the west and Michigan to the North West. Besides the climate throughout most of the state is a humid continental climate. Throughout the state, summers are hot and humid while winters are cool.

Seven presidents of the United States of America were from Ohio. So it has great cultural, historical, political and economic impacts on the U.S. Ohio remains an industrial state, ranking seventh in GDP among 50 states as of 2019, with a GDP of 698.46 billion U.S. dollars. Ohio’s largest sectors are trade, transportation, utilities which employ 1,010,000 Ohioans. Moreover, education in Ohio is pretty much advanced and the state has some great school systems, colleges and universities including the well known Ohio State University.

Some of the best places to visit in Ohio are Cleveland, Cincinnati, Lake Erie, Columbus, Sandusky, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Hocking Hills State Park, Toledo, Put in Bay, Dayton, Akron etc.

Key Facts:

  • In 2020, the Per Capita Personal Income in Ohio was 53,296 U.S. dollars.
  • The unemployment rate in Ohio, as of 2020, was at 8.1 percent.
  • Ohio, with a GDP of $698.46 billion is in the 7th number by GDP in the United States of America.
  • The value of Ohio’s imports amounted to about $4.3 billion and exports valued at about $2.6 billion in May 2020.