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Hocking County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Hocking County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Seat Logan
Largest city Logan
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

424 sq mi (1,097 km²)
423 sq mi (1,095 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.20%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

28,241
67/sq mi (26/km²)
Founded March 1, 1818[1]
Named for Hocking River, perhaps from the Lenape language for "bottle river"
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.hocking.oh.us/
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1820 2,130
1830 4,008 88.2%
1840 9,741 143.0%
1850 14,119 44.9%
1860 17,057 20.8%
1870 17,925 5.1%
1880 21,126 17.9%
1890 22,658 7.3%
1900 24,398 7.7%
1910 23,650 −3.1%
1920 23,291 −1.5%
1930 20,407 −12.4%
1940 21,504 5.4%
1950 19,520 −9.2%
1960 20,168 3.3%
1970 20,322 0.8%
1980 24,304 19.6%
1990 25,533 5.1%
2000 28,241 10.6%
The Hocking County Courthouse in Logan

Hocking County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 28,241. Its county seat is Logan[2]. Its name is from the Hocking River, the origins of which are disputed but is said to be a Delaware Indian word meaning "bottle river".[3]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 424 square miles (1,097 km²).423 square miles (1,095 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.20%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 28,241 people, 10,843 households, and 7,828 families residing in the county. The population density was 67 people per square mile (26/km²). There were 12,141 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.54% White, 0.92% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 0.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,843 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,261, and the median income for a family was $40,888. Males had a median income of $31,951 versus $24,123 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,095. About 10.30% of families and 13.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 14.50% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The county commissioners are Gary Starner, John Walker, and Greg Green,[5] and the Hocking County Sheriff is Lanny North.[6]

Communities

Map of Hocking County with municipal and township boundaries

City

Villages

Townships

Unincorporated communities

References

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Hocking County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Hocking.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Hocking County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39073&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Hocking County Commissioners, Hocking County. Accessed 2009-02-28.
  6. ^ Proud to Serve the Citizens of Hocking County, Hocking County Sheriff's Office. Accessed 2009-02-28.

External links

Coordinates: 39°30′N 82°29′W / 39.50°N 82.48°W / 39.50; -82.48


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Hocking County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Hocking County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 1, 1818[1]
Seat Logan
Largest City Logan
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.20%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

28241
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.hocking.oh.us/
Named for: Hocking River, perhaps from the Lenape language for "bottle river"
The Hocking County Courthouse in Logan

Hocking County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 28,241. Its county seat is Logan6. Its name is from the Hocking River, the origins of which are disputed but is said to be a Delaware Indian word meaning "bottle river".[2]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,097 km² (424 sq mi). 1,095 km² (423 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.20%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 28,241 people, 10,843 households, and 7,828 families residing in the county. The population density was 26/km² (67/sq mi). There were 12,141 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (29/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.54% White, 0.92% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 0.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,843 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,261, and the median income for a family was $40,888. Males had a median income of $31,951 versus $24,123 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,095. About 10.30% of families and 13.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 14.50% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Main article: Ohio county government.

Localities

Map of Hocking County with municipal and township boundaries

Municipalities

Townships

Other localities

References

  1. ^ Ohio County Profiles: Hocking County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ {{cite web|url =http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39073&sid=0 |title = Hocking County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University

Coordinates: 39°30′N 82°29′W / 39.50, -82.48

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