Adams County, Ohio: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Adams County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Adams County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Seat West Union
Largest village West Union
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

586 sq mi (1,517 km²)
584 sq mi (1,517 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.32%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

27,330
47/sq mi (18/km²)
Founded July 10, 1797[1]
Named for John Adams
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.adamscountyoh.com

Adams County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 27,330. It is named after John Adams, the second President of the United States.[2] Its county seat is West Union.[3]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 586 square miles (1,517 km²). 584 square miles (1,512 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.32%) is water. It includes many parks and preserves including one of Ohio's greatest archeological wonders, the Serpent Mound at the Serpent Mound State Memorial in Locust Grove, Ohio. Serpent Mound lends its name to the Serpent Mound crater, the eroded remnant of a huge ancient meteorite impact crater.

Advertisements

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 3,432
1810 9,434 174.9%
1820 10,406 10.3%
1830 12,281 18.0%
1840 13,183 7.3%
1850 18,883 43.2%
1860 20,309 7.6%
1870 20,750 2.2%
1880 24,005 15.7%
1890 26,093 8.7%
1900 26,328 0.9%
1910 24,755 −6.0%
1920 22,403 −9.5%
1930 20,381 −9.0%
1940 21,705 6.5%
1950 20,499 −5.6%
1960 19,982 −2.5%
1970 18,957 −5.1%
1980 24,328 28.3%
1990 25,371 4.3%
2000 27,330 7.7%

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 27,330 people, 10,501 households, and 7,613 families residing in the county. The population density was 47 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 11,822 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.77% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.5% were of American, 19.8% German, 11.7% Irish and 8.9% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 10,501 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,315, and the median income for a family was $34,714. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $20,433 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,515. About 12.80% of families and 17.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.30% of those under age 18 and 16.00% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The Adams County Public Library serves the communities of Adams County, Ohio from its administrative location in Peebles and branches in Manchester, West Union, and Seaman.

In 2005, the library system loaned more than 264,000 items to its 14,000 cardholders. Total holdings (as of 2005) were over 101,000 volumes with over 250 periodical subscriptions.[5]

Communities

Map of Adams County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Villages

Townships

Unincorporated communities

Places of interest

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Adams County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Adams.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Adams County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39001&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town". State Library of Ohio. http://winslo.state.oh.us/publib/2005_stats_by_county.xls. Retrieved November 6, 2006. 
  6. ^ [1]Counterfeit House. Retrieved 4-30-09.
  7. ^ a b c Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 1967. 

External links

Coordinates: 38°50′N 83°29′W / 38.84°N 83.48°W / 38.84; -83.48


Genealogy

Up to date as of February 01, 2010

From Familypedia

This article requires significantly more historical detail on the particular phases of this location's historical development. The ideal article for a place will give the reader a feel for what it was like to live at that location at the time their relatives were alive there..
Please help to improve this page yourself if you can..
Adams County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Adams County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded July 10, 1797[1]
Seat West Union
Largest City West Union
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.32%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

27330
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Named for: John Adams

Adams County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 27,330. It is named after John Adams, the second President of the United States.[2] Its county seat is West Union.6

Contents

Government

Main article: Ohio county government

The Adams County Public Library serves the communities of Adams County, Ohio from its administrative location in West Union and branches in Manchester, Peebles, and Seaman.

In 2005, the library system loaned more than 264,000 items to its 14,000 cardholders. Total holdings (as of 2005) were over 101,000 volumes with over 250 periodical subscriptions.[3]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,517 km² (586 sq mi). 1,512 km² (584 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.32%) is water. It includes many parks and preserves including one of Ohio's greatest archeological wonders, the Serpent Mound at the Serpent Mound State Memorial in Locust Grove, Ohio. Serpent Mound lends its name to the Serpent Mound crater, the eroded remnant of a huge ancient meteorite impact crater.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Adams County
Population by year[1]

2000 27,330
1990 25,371
1980 24,328
1970 18,957
1960 19,982
1950 20,499
1940 21,705
1930 20,381
1920 22,403
1910 24,755
1900 26,328
1890 26,093
1880 24,005
1870 20,750
1860 20,309
1850 18,883
1840 13,183
1830 12,281
1820 10,406
1810 9,434
1800 3,432

As of the census² of 2000, there were 27,330 people, 10,501 households, and 7,613 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (47/sq mi). There were 11,822 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.77% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,501 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,315, and the median income for a family was $34,714. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $20,433 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,515. About 12.80% of families and 17.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.30% of those under age 18 and 16.00% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Map of Adams County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Municipalities

Townships

Other localities

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ a b Ohio County Profiles: Adams County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39001&sid=0 |title = Adams County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University
  3. ^ 2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town. State Library of Ohio. Retrieved on November 6, 2006.
  4. ^ a b c (1967) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 

External links

Coordinates: 38°50′N 83°29′W / 38.84, -83.48

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Adams County, Ohio. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.
Facts about Adams County, OhioRDF feed
County names Adams County, Ohio  +
County of country United States  +
County of subdivision1 Ohio  +
Short name Adams County  +

This article uses material from the "Adams County, Ohio" article on the Genealogy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message