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

688 sq mi (1,783 km²)
686 sq mi (1,778 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.27%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

145,491
212/sq mi (82/km²)
Founded March 1, 1808[1]
Named for Native American word for salt licks
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.lcounty.com

Licking County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 145,491. Its county seat is Newark[2] and is named for the salt licks that were in the area.[3]

Licking County is part of the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 688 square miles (1,783 km²).686 square miles (1,778 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.27%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Licking County
Population by year[1]

1810 3,852
1820 11,861
1830 20,869
1840 35,096
1850 38,846
1860 37,011
1870 35,756
1880 40,450
1890 43,279
1900 47,070
1910 55,590
1920 56,426
1930 59,962
1940 62,279
1950 70,645
1960 90,242
1970 107,799
1980 120,981
1990 128,300
2000 145,491

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 146,491 people, 55,609 households, and 40,149 families residing in the county. The population density was 212 people per square mile (82/km²). There were 58,760 housing units at an average density of 86 per square mile (33/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.64% White, 2.06% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 55,609 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,124, and the median income for a family was $51,969. Males had a median income of $37,957 versus $26,884 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,581. About 5.50% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.

Places of interest

View from a section of the Great Circle Earthworks, part of the Newark Earthworks.

Sports

Longaberger headquarters in Newark, Ohio, a giant Longaberger Medium Market Basket.

Licking County has long been a hotbed for high school sports due to the many high school athletic programs in the county, including Heath High School, Lakewood High School, Licking Valley High School, Licking Heights High School, Licking County Christian Academy, Newark Catholic High School, Newark High School, Utica High School,and Watkins Memorial High School. In baseball, a state title has been won by a Licking County high school team every year dating back to 2002. It was in that year that three Licking County teams won state titles. Newark Catholic High School and Heath High School alone have combined for nine state titles in just a six year span.

Licking County has won at least one state title in the last four sport seasons. Heath in Boys Track and Baseball (2007), Newark Catholic in Football (2007), Newark in Basketball (2008) and most recently Lakewood in Softball (2008).

Government

County courthouse in Newark.

Localities

Map of Licking County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Municipalities

Townships

Census-designated places

Other places

References

  1. ^ a b "Ohio County Profiles: Licking County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Licking.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. ^ "Licking County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39089&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 40°05′N 82°29′W / 40.09°N 82.48°W / 40.09; -82.48


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Licking County, Ohio
Seal of Licking County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Licking County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 1 1808[1]
Seat Newark
Largest City Newark
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.27%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

145491
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.lcounty.com
Named for: Native American word for salt licks

Licking County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 145,491. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2005 Population Estimates the population was 154,806 in 2005. Its county seat is Newark6 and is named for the salt licks that were in the area.[2]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,783 km² (688 sq mi). 1,778 km² (686 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.27%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Longaberger corporate headquarters in Newark is a local landmark.

As of the census² of 2000, there were 146,491 people, 55,609 households, and 40,149 families residing in the county. The population density was 82/km² (212/sq mi). There were 58,760 housing units at an average density of 33/km² (86/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.64% White, 2.06% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 55,609 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

County courthouse in Newark.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,124, and the median income for a family was $51,969. Males had a median income of $37,957 versus $26,884 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,581. About 5.50% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.

Places of interest

  • Circular and octagonal Native American mounds dating from the Hopewell period
  • Flint Ridge State Memorial
  • Dawes Arboretum
  • Ye Olde Mill in Utica (where Velvet ice cream is produced)
  • Heisey Glass Museum
  • Longaberger Basket Facility (building is a replica of large basket)
  • National Trail Raceway - NHRA Approved Dragway [1]

Sports

Licking County has long been a hotbed for high school sports due to the many high school athletic programs in the county, including Heath High School, Lakewood High School, Licking Valley High School, Licking Heights High School, Newark Catholic High School, Newark High School, and Watkins Memorial High School. In baseball, a state title has been won by a Licking County high school team every year dating back to 2002. It was in that year that three Licking County teams won state titles. Newark Catholic High School and Heath High School alone have combined for eight state titles in just a six year span.

Government

Map of Licking County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Main article: Ohio county government.

Localities

Municipalities

Townships

Census-designated places

Other places

References

  1. ^ Ohio County Profiles: Licking County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39089&sid=0 |title = Licking County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University

Coordinates: 40°05′N 82°29′W / 40.09, -82.48

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