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

457 sq mi (1,184 km²)
455 sq mi (1,178 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²), 0.51%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

62,319
137/sq mi (53/km²)
Founded December 21, 1815[1]
Named for James Lawrence

Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population was 62,319. Its county seat is Ironton[2] and is named for James Lawrence, the naval officer famous for the line "do not give up the ship".[3]

Lawrence County is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.

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History

The earliest settlers, Luke Kelly, his family and May Keyser, settled at Hanging Rock, along the Ohio River 1n 1796.[4 ] Lawrence County was formed on December 20, 1816 from parts of Gallia and Scioto Counties, with the county seat being at Burlington. .[4 ] In 1851 the county seat was moved from Burlington to Ironton. A new court House was built at that time but it burned in 1857. The present court house was built in 1908.

Citizens from Lawrence County served in the Mexican-American War with at least one having died during that conflict. According to the Legion of Honor, which appeared in the Ironton Register, October 9, 1862, about 3200 of Lawrence County's men were soldiers in the Union Army by that point in the American Civil War.[5] Surely, more enlisted or were drafted[6][7] in the remaining 2 & 1/2 years of the war. World War I saw 2200 of Lawrence County's men serving the U.S.A. of which 99 died.[8] An unknown number of Lawrence County citizens served in World War II, The Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, and both Gulf Wars.

When first settled, Lawrence County was rich in natural resources such as iron, timber, coal, natural gas, oil, and salt. By the beginning of the twentieth century, many of these had been depleted.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 457 square miles (1,184 km²), of which, 455 square miles (1,178 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.51%) is water.

Lawrence is the southernmost county in the state of Ohio.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Lawrence County Courthouse
Lawrence County
Population by year[1]

2000 62,319
1990 61,834
1980 63,849
1970 56,868
1960 55,438
1950 49,115
1940 46,705
1930 44,541
1920 39,540
1910 39,488
1900 39,534
1890 39,556
1880 39,068
1870 31,380
1860 23,249
1850 15,246
1840 9,738
1830 5,367
1820 3,499

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 62,319 people, 24,732 households, and 17,807 families residing in the county. The population density was 137 people per square mile (53/km²). There were 27,189 housing units at an average density of 60 per square mile (23/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.55% White, 2.09% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 0.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 24,732 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,127, and the median income for a family was $35,308. Males had a median income of $30,622 versus $20,961 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,678. About 15.10% of families and 18.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.30% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Communities

Map of Lawrence County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

City

Villages

Townships

Census-designated place

Other communities

References

External links

Coordinates: 38°35′N 82°32′W / 38.59°N 82.54°W / 38.59; -82.54


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Lawrence County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Lawrence County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded December 21 1815[1]
Seat Ironton
Largest City Ironton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.51%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

62319
Named for: James Lawrence

Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population was 62,319. Its county seat is Ironton6 and is named for James Lawrence, the naval officer famous for the line "do not give up the ship".[2]

Lawrence County is a part of the Huntington-Ashland (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.

Contents

History

When first settled, Lawrence County when settled was very rich in natural resources such as iron, timber, coal, natural gas, oil, and salt. By the beginning of the twentieth century, many of the natural resources had been depleted.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,184 km² (457 sq mi). 1,178 km² (455 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.51%) is water.

Lawrence is the southernmost county in the state of Ohio.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Lawrence County
Population by year[1]

2000 62,319
1990 61,834
1980 63,849
1970 56,868
1960 55,438
1950 49,115
1940 46,705
1930 44,541
1920 39,540
1910 39,488
1900 39,534
1890 39,556
1880 39,068
1870 31,380
1860 23,249
1850 15,246
1840 9,738
1830 5,367
1820 3,499

As of the census² of 2000, there were 62,319 people, 24,732 households, and 17,807 families residing in the county. The population density was 53/km² (137/sq mi). There were 27,189 housing units at an average density of 23/km² (60/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.55% White, 2.09% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 0.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 24,732 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,127, and the median income for a family was $35,308. Males had a median income of $30,622 versus $20,961 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,678. About 15.10% of families and 18.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.30% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Main article: Ohio county government.

Localities

Map of Lawrence County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels
Lawrence County Courthouse

Municipalities

Townships

Census-designated place

Other localities

References

  1. ^ a b Ohio County Profiles: Lawrence County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39087&sid=0 |title = Lawrence County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University

Coordinates: 38°35′N 82°32′W / 38.59, -82.54

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