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

621 sq mi (1,607 km²)
617 sq mi (1,599 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.52%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

121,065
196/sq mi (76/km²)
Founded April 1, 1820[1]
Named for Captain Eleazer D. Wood
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.wood.oh.us

Wood County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 121,065. Its county seat is Bowling Green[2] and it was named for Captain Eleazer D. Wood, the engineer for General William Henry Harrison's army who built Fort Meigs in the War of 1812.[3] Wood County is part of the Toledo Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 621 square miles (1,607 km²). 617 square miles (1,599 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) of it (0.52%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1820 733
1830 1,102 50.3%
1840 5,357 386.1%
1850 9,157 70.9%
1860 17,886 95.3%
1870 24,596 37.5%
1880 34,022 38.3%
1890 44,392 30.5%
1900 51,555 16.1%
1910 46,330 −10.1%
1920 44,892 −3.1%
1930 50,320 12.1%
1940 51,796 2.9%
1950 59,605 15.1%
1960 72,596 21.8%
1970 89,722 23.6%
1980 107,372 19.7%
1990 113,269 5.5%
2000 121,065 6.9%
Est. 2007 125,399 3.6%
Population 1820-2007.[1]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 121,065 people, 45,172 households, and 29,678 families residing in the county. The population density was 196 people per square mile (76/km²). There were 47,468 housing units at an average density of 77 per square mile (30/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.83% White, 1.27% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.45% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 3.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.3% were of German, 9.9% American, 8.2% English, 8.0% Irish and 5.8% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 45,172 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.90% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.30% were non-families. 25.80% 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 2.51 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 17.20% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,442, and the median income for a family was $56,468. Males had a median income of $40,419 versus $26,640 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,284. About 4.70% of families and 9.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.40% of those under age 18 and 5.80% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Current elected officials[5]

Office Name Party
Commissioner Tim W. Brown Republican
Commissioner James F. Carter Republican
Commissioner Alvin L. Perkins Democrat
Auditor Michael R. Sibbersen Republican
Clerk of Court of Common Pleas Cindy A. Hofner Republican
Coroner Douglas W. Hess Republican
Engineer Raymond A. Huber Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Paul A. Dobson Republican
Recorder Julie L. Baumgardner Democrat
Sheriff Mark G. Wasylyshyn Republican
Treasurer Jill D. Engle Republican
Judge of the Common Pleas Court Reeve W. Kelsey Republican
Judge of the Common Pleas Court Alan R. Mayberry Republican
Judge of the Common Pleas Court Robert C. Pollex Republican
Judge of the Common Pleas Court (Probate) David W. Woessner Republican

Library

The Wood County District Public Library serves the county from its administrative offices in Bowling Green and a branch in Walbridge. In 2006, the library loaned 547,422 items and provided 1,121 programs to its patrons. Total holdings in 2006 were nearly 155,000 volumes with over 250 periodical subscriptions.[6]

Communities

Map of Wood County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Cities

Villages

Townships

† Fort Meigs Township is defunct. It is the original square mile that makes up the City of Perrysburg.
†† Ross Township is defunct, as it was entirely incorporated by the cities of Northwood and Rossford.

Unincorporated communities

  • Bates
  • Bays
  • Blake
  • Bloom Center
  • Christy
  • Cloverdale
  • Denver
  • Digby
  • Dowling
  • Ducat
  • Dunbridge
  • Eagleville
  • Five Points
  • Galatea
  • Hammansburg
  • Hull Prairie
  • Latcha
  • Lemoyne
  • Lime City
  • Mermill
  • Moline
  • Mungen
  • New Rochester
  • Otsego
  • Perry Center
  • Roachton
  • Rudolph
  • Scotch Ridge
  • Six Points
  • Stanley
  • Stony Ridge
  • Sugar Ridge
  • Trombley
  • Wingston
  • Woodside

References

  1. ^ a b "Ohio County Profiles: Wood County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Wood.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. ^ "Wood County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39173&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ "Wood County Elected Officials List" (pdf). Wood County Board of Elections. http://www.co.wood.oh.us/boe/PDF_Files/Elected_Officials/eo%20-%20county%20v2008-08-01.pdf. Retrieved 2008-08-12.  
  6. ^ "2006 Ohio Public Library Statistics". State Library of Ohio. http://www.library.ohio.gov/publib/06OhioLibraryStatisticFullFile.xls. Retrieved September 8, 2008.  

Coordinates: 41°22′N 83°37′W / 41.36°N 83.62°W / 41.36; -83.62


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Wood County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Wood County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded April 1, 1820[1]
Seat Bowling Green
Largest City Bowling Green
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.52%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

121065
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.wood.oh.us
Named for: Captain Eleazer D. Wood

Wood County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 121,065. Its county seat is Bowling Green6 and it was named for Captain Eleazer D. Wood, the engineer for General William Henry Harrison's army who built Fort Meigs in the War of 1812.[2] Wood County is part of the Toledo Metropolitan Area.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,607 km² (621 sq mi). 1,599 km² (617 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.52%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 121,065 people, 45,172 households, and 29,678 families residing in the county. The population density was 76/km² (196/sq mi). There were 47,468 housing units at an average density of 30/km² (77/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.83% White, 1.27% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.45% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 3.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 45,172 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.90% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.30% were non-families. 25.80% 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 2.51 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 17.20% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,442, and the median income for a family was $56,468. Males had a median income of $40,419 versus $26,640 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,284. About 4.70% of families and 9.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.40% of those under age 18 and 5.80% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Map of Wood County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Main article: Ohio county government

The Weston Public Library serves the communities of western Wood County from its administrative offices in Weston and branch in Grand Rapids. In 2005, the library loaned nearly than 95,000 items to its 3,000 cardholders. Total holdings in 2005 were over 51,000 volumes with over 130 periodical subscriptions.[3]

Localities

Cities

Villages

Townships

† Ross Township is defunct, as it was entirely incorporated by the cities of Northwood and Rossford.
†† Fort Meigs Township is defunct. It is the original square mile that makes up the City of Perrysburg.

Other localities

References

  1. ^ Ohio County Profiles: Wood County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ Wood County data. {{subst:#ifexist:Ohio State University|[[Ohio State University|]]|[[Wikipedia:Ohio State University|]]}} Extension Data Center. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  3. ^ 2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town. State Library of Ohio. Retrieved on october 30, 2006.

Coordinates: 41°22′N 83°37′W / 41.36, -83.62

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