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Hocking County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Hocking County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of USA OH
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1818[1]
Named for Hocking River, perhaps from the Lenape language for "bottle river"
Seat Logan
Largest city Logan
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

424 sq mi (1,097 km²)
423 sq mi (1,095 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.20%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

28,241
67/sq mi (26/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.hocking.oh.us/
Hocking County Courthouse

The Hocking County Courthouse in Logan

Hocking County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 28,241. Its county seat is Logan6. Its name is from the Hocking River, the origins of which are disputed but is said to be a Delaware Indian word meaning "bottle river".[2]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,097 km² (424 sq mi). 1,095 km² (423 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.20%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census² of 2000, there were 28,241 people, 10,843 households, and 7,828 families residing in the county. The population density was 26/km² (67/sq mi). There were 12,141 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (29/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.54% White, 0.92% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 0.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,843 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,261, and the median income for a family was $40,888. Males had a median income of $31,951 versus $24,123 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,095. About 10.30% of families and 13.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 14.50% of those age 65 or over.

GovernmentEdit

Main article: Ohio county government.

Localities Edit

Map of Hocking County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Hocking County with municipal and township boundaries

Municipalities Edit

Townships Edit

Other localitiesEdit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Hocking County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Hocking.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ {{cite web|url =http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39073&sid=0 |title = Hocking County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University

Coordinates: 39°30′N 82°29′W / 39.50, -82.48

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