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

411 sq mi (1,065 km²)
409 sq mi (1,060 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.43%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

47,910
117/sq mi (45/km²)
Founded April 1, 1819[1]
Named for Isaac Shelby
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Sidney-ohio-courthouse.jpg
Shelby County Courthouse
Website co.shelby.oh.us

Shelby County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 47,910. Its name honors Isaac Shelby, former governor of Kentucky.[2] Its county seat is Sidney.[3]

The Sidney Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Shelby County.

Contents

History

John Hardin was killed by Shawnee Indians in Shelby County in 1792. The first county seat was named after him. Shelby County was created in 1819 from Miami County. For many years it contained Minster, New Bremen, etc. which became part of Auglaize County when it was created from Shelby County and Allen County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 411 square miles (1,065 km²).409 square miles (1,060 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) of it (0.43%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1820 2,106
1830 3,671 74.3%
1840 12,154 231.1%
1850 13,958 14.8%
1860 17,493 25.3%
1870 20,748 18.6%
1880 24,137 16.3%
1890 24,707 2.4%
1900 24,625 −0.3%
1910 24,663 0.2%
1920 25,923 5.1%
1930 24,924 −3.9%
1940 26,071 4.6%
1950 28,488 9.3%
1960 33,586 17.9%
1970 37,748 12.4%
1980 43,089 14.1%
1990 44,915 4.2%
2000 47,910 6.7%

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 47,910 people, 17,636 households, and 13,085 families residing in the county. The population density was 117 people per square mile (45/km²). There were 18,682 housing units at an average density of 46 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.04% White, 1.49% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 17,636 households out of which 36.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.80% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.60% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,507, and the median income for a family was $51,331. Males had a median income of $36,212 versus $24,470 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,255. About 5.30% of families and 6.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.30% of those under age 18 and 5.30% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Communities

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Sidney as seen from the east

City

Villages

Townships

Unincorporated communities

Notable natives

References

External links

Coordinates: 40°20′N 84°12′W / 40.33°N 84.20°W / 40.33; -84.20


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Shelby County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Shelby County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded April 1 1819[1]
Seat Sidney
Largest City Sidney
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.43%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

47910
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: co.shelby.oh.us
Named for: Isaac Shelby

Shelby County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the population was 47,910. Its name honors Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.[2] Its county seat is Sidney.6

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,065 km² (411 sq mi). 1,060 km² (409 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.43%) is water.

Adjacent counties

History

John Hardin was killed by Shawnee Indians in Shelby County in 1792. The first county seat was named after him. Shelby County was created in 1819 from Miami County. For many years it contained Minster, New Bremen, etc. which became part of Auglaize County when it was created from Shelby County and Allen County.

Demographics

Shelby County
Population by year[1]

2000 47,910
1990 44,915
1980 43,089
1970 37,748
1960 33,586
1950 28,488
1940 26,071
1930 24,924
1920 25,923
1910 24,663
1900 24,625
1890 24,707
1880 24,137
1870 20,748
1860 17,493
1850 13,958
1840 12,154
1830 3,671
1820 2,106

As of the census² of 2000, there were 47,910 people, 17,636 households, and 13,085 families residing in the county. The population density was 45/km² (117/sq mi). There were 18,682 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (46/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.04% White, 1.49% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 17,636 households out of which 36.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.80% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.60% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,507, and the median income for a family was $51,331. Males had a median income of $36,212 versus $24,470 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,255. About 5.30% of families and 6.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.30% of those under age 18 and 5.30% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Shelby County courthouse in Sidney.

Main article: Ohio county government

Localities

Municipalities

Townships

Other places

External links

References

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

Coordinates: 40°20′N 84°12′W / 40.33, -84.20

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