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

413 sq mi (1,069 km²)
410 sq mi (1,061 km²)
3 sq mi (7 km²), 0.68%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

34,078
83/sq mi (32/km²)
Founded March 1, 1818[1]
Named for Oliver Hazard Perry
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Perry County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. Founded on March 1, 1818, it was the 55th county to be formed in Ohio. Portions of Fairfield, Washington and Muskingum Counties were taken to create Perry County. As of the 2000 census, the population was 34,078. Its county seat is New Lexington[2], and it is named for Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812.[3] One of the poorest counties in the state, this is where the lawsuit challenging Ohio's school funding system, DeRolph v. State, began.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 413 square miles (1,069 km²).410 square miles (1,061 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) of it (0.68%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 34,078 people, 12,500 households, and 9,350 families residing in the county. The population density was 83 people per square mile (32/km²). There were 13,655 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.54% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 0.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,500 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,383, and the median income for a family was $40,294. Males had a median income of $31,664 versus $21,147 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,674. About 9.4% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 12.70% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Communities

Map of Perry County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Villages

Townships

Other communities

Ghost towns

References

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Perry County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Perry.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. ^ "Perry County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39127&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 39°44′N 82°14′W / 39.74°N 82.24°W / 39.74; -82.24


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Perry County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Perry 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 New Lexington
Largest City New Lexington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.68%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

34078
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Named for: Oliver Hazard Perry

Perry County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. Founded on December 26, 1817 it was the 55th county to be formed in Ohio. Portions of Fairfield, Washington and Muskingum Counties were taken to create Perry County. As of the 2000 census, the population was 34,078. Its county seat is New Lexington6, and it is named for Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the War of 1812.[2] One of the poorest counties in the state, this is where the lawsuit challenging Ohio's school funding system, DeRolph vs. State, began.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,069 km² (413 sq mi). 1,061 km² (410 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.68%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 34,078 people, 12,500 households, and 9,350 families residing in the county. The population density was 32/km² (83/sq mi). There were 13,655 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (33/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.54% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 0.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,500 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,383, and the median income for a family was $40,294. Males had a median income of $31,664 versus $21,147 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,674. About 9.4% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 12.70% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Map of Perry County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Main article: Ohio county government

Localities

Municipalities

Townships

Other places

References

  1. ^ Ohio County Profiles: Perry County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ Perry County data. {{subst:#ifexist:Ohio State University|[[Ohio State University|]]|[[Wikipedia:Ohio State University|]]}} Extension Data Center. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.

Coordinates: 39°44′N 82°14′W / 39.74, -82.24

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