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

693 sq mi (1,795 km²)
688 sq mi (1,783 km²)
5 sq mi (12 km²), 0.66%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

73,345
106/sq mi (41/km²)
Founded August 20, 1798[1]
Named for James Ross
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.ross.oh.us

Ross County is a county located in the Appalachian region of the state of Ohio, United States established on August 20, 1798. As of the 2000 census, the population was 73,345. Its county seat is Chillicothe[2], the first and third capital of Ohio. The county is named for Federalist Senator James Ross of Pennsylvania.[3]

The Chillicothe Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Ross County.

Contents

Geography

Countryside northeast of Chillicothe on State Route 180

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 693 square miles (1,795 km²).688 square miles (1,783 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (12 km²) of it (0.66%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Ross County
Population by year[1]

2000 73,345
1990 69,330
1980 65,004
1970 61,211
1960 61,215
1950 54,424
1940 52,147
1930 45,181
1920 41,556
1910 40,069
1900 40,940
1890 39,454
1880 40,307
1870 37,097
1860 35,071
1850 32,074
1840 27,460
1830 24,068
1820 20,619
1810 15,514
1800 8,540

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 73,345 people, 27,136 households, and 19,185 families residing in the county. The population density was 106 people per square mile (41/km²). There were 29,461 housing units at an average density of 43 per square mile (17/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.74% White, 6.20% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 27,136 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% 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 2.97.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 31.60% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 108.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,117, and the median income for a family was $43,241. Males had a median income of $35,892 versus $23,399 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,569. About 9.10% of families and 12.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.10% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The Ross County Courthouse in Chillicothe

Current officials

County officials are:

  • County Auditor Stephen A. Neal (D)
  • County Board of Elections
    • Stephen A. Madru (D)
    • Beth Neal (D)
    • Don Fuller (R)
    • Ron Fields (R)
  • Clerk of Courts Ty D. Hinton (D)
  • Board of Commissioners
    • James M. Caldwell (R) (president)
    • Doug Corcoran (D)
    • Francis "Frank" Hirsch (D) (vice president)
  • Ross County Court of Common Pleas:
    • Judge William J. "Jhan" Corzine III (D)
    • Judge Scott Nusbaum (R)
    • Probate and Juvenile Court Judge Richard G. Ward (R)
    • Magistrate John Di Cesare
  • County Coroner John Gabis (D)
  • County Engineer Charles R. Ortman(R)
  • County Prosecutor Michael Ater (R)
  • County Recorder Kathleen "Kathy" Dunn (D)
  • County Treasurer Jerald A. "Jerry" Byers (D)
  • County Sheriff George Lavender (R)

Communities

Map of Ross County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

City

Villages

Townships

Census-designated place

Other communities

Ghost towns

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ a b "Ross County History". Ross County, Ohio. http://www.co.ross.oh.us/history.html. Retrieved 2008-05-21.  
  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. ^ "Ross County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39141&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 39°20′N 83°04′W / 39.33°N 83.06°W / 39.33; -83.06


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Ross County, Ohio
Seal of Ross County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Ross County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded August 20, 1796[1]
Seat Chillicothe
Largest City Chillicothe
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.66%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

73345
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.ross.oh.us
Named for: James Ross

Ross County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States established on August 20, 1796. As of the 2000 census, the population was 73,345. Its county seat is Chillicothe6, the first capital of Ohio. The county is named for Federalist Senator James Ross of Pennsylvania.[2]

Contents

Geography

Countryside northeast of Chillicothe on State Route 180

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,795 km² (693 sq mi). 1,783 km² (688 sq mi) of it is land and 12 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.66%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Ross County
Population by year[1]

2000 73,345
1990 69,330
1980 65,004
1970 61,211
1960 61,215
1950 54,424
1940 52,147
1930 45,181
1920 41,556
1910 40,069
1900 40,940
1890 39,454
1880 40,307
1870 37,097
1860 35,071
1850 32,074
1840 27,460
1830 24,068
1820 20,619
1810 15,514
1800 8,540

As of the census² of 2000, there were 73,345 people, 27,136 households, and 19,185 families residing in the county. The population density was 41/km² (106/sq mi). There were 29,461 housing units at an average density of 17/km² (43/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 91.74% White, 6.20% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 27,136 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% 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 2.97.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 31.60% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 108.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,117, and the median income for a family was $43,241. Males had a median income of $35,892 versus $23,399 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,569. About 9.10% of families and 12.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.10% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives

Government

Main article: Ohio county government

The Ross County Courthouse in Chillicothe

Current officials

County officials are:

  • County Auditor Stephen A. Neal (D)
  • County Board of Elections
    • Stephen A. Madru (D)
    • Beth Neal (D)
    • Don Fuller (R)
    • Ron Fields (R)
  • Clerk of Courts Ty D. Hinton (D)
  • Board of Commissioners
    • James M. Caldwell (R) (president)
    • Doug Corcoran (D)
    • Francis "Frank" Hirsch (D) (vice president)
  • Ross County Common Pleas Court:
    • Judge William J. "Jhan" Corzine III (D)
    • Judge Scott Nusbaum (R)
    • Probate and Juvenile Court Judge Richard G. Ward (R)
    • Magistrate John Di Cesare
  • County Coroner John Gabis (D)
  • County Engineer Charles R. Ortman(R)
  • County Prosecutor Michael Ater (R)
  • County Recorder Kathleen "Kathy" Dunn (D)
  • County Treasurer Jerald A. "Jerry" Byers (D)
  • County Sheriff Ronald L. Nichols (D)

Localities

Map of Ross County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Municipalities

Townships

Census-designated place

Other places

References

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

Coordinates: 39°20′N 83°04′W / 39.33, -83.06

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