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

422 sq mi (1,093 km²)
418 sq mi (1,082 km²)
4 sq mi (11 km²), 1.00
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,897
36/sq mi (14/km²)
Founded December 29, 1817[1]
Named for Daniel Morgan
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.morgancounty-oh.gov/

Morgan County is a county located in the state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population was 14,897. Its county seat is McConnelsville[2] and is named for Daniel Morgan, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.[3]

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History

Morgan County was formed on December 29, 1817, from portions of Guernsey, Muskingum and Washington Counties. It was named after Daniel Morgan, a member in the Congress for Virginia, and general in the American Revolutionary War.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 422 square miles (1,093 km²).418 square miles (1,082 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (11 km²) of it (1.00%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 14,897 people, 5,890 households, and 4,176 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 7,771 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.66% White, 3.41% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races. 0.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,890 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,868, and the median income for a family was $34,973. Males had a median income of $30,411 versus $21,039 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,967. About 15.70% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.10% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The Morgan County Courthouse in McConnelsville in 2007

Communities

Map of Morgan County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Villages

Townships

Unincorporated communities

Public lands

References

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Morgan County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Morgan.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. ^ "Morgan County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39115&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 39°37′N 81°51′W / 39.61°N 81.85°W / 39.61; -81.85


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Morgan County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Morgan County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded December 29, 1817[1]
Seat McConnelsville
Largest City McConnelsville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.00
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14897
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.morgancounty-oh.gov/
Named for: Daniel Morgan
The Morgan County Courthouse in McConnelsville in 2007

Morgan County is a county located in the state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population is 14,897. Its county seat is McConnelsville6 and is named for Daniel Morgan, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.[2]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,093 km² (422 sq mi). 1,082 km² (418 sq mi) of it is land and 11 km² (4 sq mi) of it (1.00%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,897 people, 5,890 households, and 4,176 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (36/sq mi). There were 7,771 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.66% White, 3.41% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races. 0.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,890 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,868, and the median income for a family was $34,973. Males had a median income of $30,411 versus $21,039 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,967. About 15.70% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.10% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Main article: Ohio county government

Localities

Map of Morgan County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Municipalities

Townships

Other place

Public lands

References

  1. ^ Ohio County Profiles: Morgan County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39115&sid=0|title = Morgan County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University

Coordinates: 39°37′N 81°51′W / 39.61, -81.85

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