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Hocking County, Ohio
Hocking County Courthouse
Hocking County Courthouse
Seal of Hocking County Ohio
Seal
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 (1,098 km²)
421 sq mi (1,090 km²)
2.3 sq mi (6 km²), 0.5%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

29,380
70/sq mi (27/km²)
Congressional district 15th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.hocking.oh.us

Hocking County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 29,380.[2] Its county seat is Logan.[3] The county was organized on March 1, 1818, from land given by Athens, Fairfield, and Ross counties.[4] 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".[5]

Hocking County is included in the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 424 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 421 square miles (1,090 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) (0.5%) is water.[6]

WaterwaysEdit

The major waterway of Hocking County is the Hocking River, which flows roughly from WNW to ESE, arising in Fairfield County and flowing from Hocking County into Athens County. This river drains about half the county. To the southwest, much of the rest of the county is drained by Salt Creek, which flows from there into Vinton County. A small part of the southeastern county is drained by Raccoon Creek, which also flows into Vinton County. The easternmost area of the county is within the Monday Creek watershed. A small area in the north of the county is drained by Rush Creek.[7]

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 2,130
1830 4,008 88.2%
1840 9,741 143.0%
1850 14,119 44.9%
1860 17,057 20.8%
1870 17,925 5.1%
1880 21,126 17.9%
1890 22,658 7.3%
1900 24,398 7.7%
1910 23,650 −3.1%
1920 23,291 −1.5%
1930 20,407 −12.4%
1940 21,504 5.4%
1950 19,520 −9.2%
1960 20,168 3.3%
1970 20,322 0.8%
1980 24,304 19.6%
1990 25,533 5.1%
2000 28,241 10.6%
2010 29,380 4.0%
Est. 2016 28,340 [8] 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2013[2]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 28,241 people, 10,843 households, and 7,828 families residing in the county. The population density was 67 people per square mile (26/km²). There were 12,141 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). 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.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 29,380 people, 11,369 households, and 7,948 families residing in the county.[14] The population density was 69.7 inhabitants per square mile (26.9 /km2). There were 13,417 housing units at an average density of 31.8 per square mile (12.3 /km2).[15] The racial makeup of the county was 97.5% white, 0.7% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.7% of the population.[14] In terms of ancestry, 25.3% were German, 15.0% were American, 14.1% were Irish, and 9.0% were English.[16]

Of the 11,369 households, 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.1% were non-families, and 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98. The median age was 40.9 years.[14]

The median income for a household in the county was $39,586 and the median income for a family was $48,796. Males had a median income of $39,219 versus $30,371 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,048. About 12.3% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.7% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over.[17]

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[18]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 65.7% 8,497 29.2% 3,775 5.1% 657
2012 49.2% 6,285 48.2% 6,157 2.6% 326
2008 48.9% 6,364 48.1% 6,259 3.0% 393
2004 52.6% 6,936 46.8% 6,175 0.7% 88
2000 53.0% 5,702 41.6% 4,474 5.4% 580
1996 38.8% 4,017 44.9% 4,646 16.4% 1,693
1992 35.6% 3,761 37.2% 3,935 27.2% 2,878
1988 58.7% 5,426 40.1% 3,706 1.2% 111
1984 64.2% 6,071 34.7% 3,280 1.2% 112
1980 52.0% 4,588 42.7% 3,765 5.3% 466
1976 43.8% 4,114 54.6% 5,126 1.7% 156
1972 63.7% 5,407 33.8% 2,874 2.5% 211
1968 45.9% 3,998 42.5% 3,701 11.5% 1,003
1964 32.4% 2,858 67.6% 5,951
1960 56.5% 5,262 43.5% 4,057
1956 59.6% 4,925 40.4% 3,334
1952 54.6% 4,743 45.4% 3,938
1948 45.5% 3,733 54.3% 4,462 0.2% 17
1944 54.6% 4,535 45.4% 3,766
1940 48.4% 5,336 51.6% 5,688
1936 37.1% 3,960 61.6% 6,580 1.3% 138
1932 40.8% 3,811 56.6% 5,287 2.7% 250
1928 67.9% 5,497 30.9% 2,502 1.2% 94
1924 50.5% 4,086 35.2% 2,854 14.3% 1,158
1920 50.8% 4,335 47.9% 4,082 1.3% 110
1916 43.5% 2,357 53.6% 2,907 3.0% 161
1912 27.0% 1,354 45.8% 2,295 27.2% 1,363
1908 47.7% 2,749 49.7% 2,864 2.6% 148
1904 55.2% 2,979 42.7% 2,304 2.2% 116
1900 49.6% 2,923 49.1% 2,896 1.3% 76
1896 46.0% 2,746 53.2% 3,177 0.8% 47
1892 41.7% 2,034 51.7% 2,522 6.7% 327
1888 43.5% 2,113 52.3% 2,541 4.3% 207
1884 41.7% 1,819 55.6% 2,426 2.8% 121
1880 42.2% 1,830 55.8% 2,422 2.1% 90
1876 39.5% 1,475 60.5% 2,259 0.1% 3
1872 41.7% 1,350 57.4% 1,860 0.9% 28

GovernmentEdit

The county commissioners are Sandra Ogle, Gary Waugh, and Jeff Dickerson,[19] and the Hocking County Sheriff is Lanny North.[20]

CommunitiesEdit

Map of Hocking County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Hocking County with municipal and township boundaries

CityEdit

VillagesEdit

TownshipsEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Hocking County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Archived from the original on 2007-06-21. https://web.archive.org/web/20070621233751/http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Hocking.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39073.html. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. https://web.archive.org/web/20110531210815/http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ History of Hocking Valley, Ohio. Inter-State Publishing Co.. 1883. pp. 831. https://books.google.com/books?id=3elPAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA831#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  5. ^ "Hocking County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39073&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_39.txt. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ "State of Ohio GIS Databases". Archived from the original on 2011-08-21. https://web.archive.org/web/20110821200635/http://metadataexplorer.gis.state.oh.us/metadataexplorer/. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. http://www.webcitation.org/6YSasqtfX?url=http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/oh190090.txt. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. https://web.archive.org/web/20130911234518/http://factfinder2.census.gov/. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/0500000US39073. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  15. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_SF1/GCTPH1.CY07/0500000US39073. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  16. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP02/0500000US39073. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  17. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/10_5YR/DP03/0500000US39073. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  18. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  19. ^ [1], Hocking County. Accessed 2017-02-16.
  20. ^ Proud to Serve the Citizens of Hocking County, Hocking County Sheriff's Office. Accessed 2009-02-28.

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