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Ross County, Ohio

Ross County, Ohio

Overview
As of the census
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of 2000, there were 73,345 people, 27,136 households, and 19,185 families residing in the county. The population density
Population density
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 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
Race (United States Census)
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, 6.20% Black
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 or African American
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, 0.31% Native American
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, 0.35% Asian
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, 0.02% Pacific Islander
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, 0.19% from other races
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, and 1.20% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic
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 or Latino
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 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
Marriage
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 living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families.
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As of the census
Census
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of 2000, there were 73,345 people, 27,136 households, and 19,185 families residing in the county. The population density
Population density
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 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
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

, 6.20% Black
Race (United States Census)
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 or African American
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, 0.31% Native American
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, 0.35% Asian
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, 0.02% Pacific Islander
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, 0.19% from other races
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, and 1.20% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic
Race (United States Census)
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 or Latino
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 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
Marriage
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 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
Per capita income
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 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


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
    Ohio Courts of Common Pleas
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    :
    • 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



Villages

  • Adelphi
    Adelphi, Ohio
    Adelphi is a village in Ross County, Ohio, United States. The population was 371 at the 2000 census. The current Mayor of Adelphi is Josh Hettinger, a 1999 graduate of Zane Trace High School.-Geography:Adelphi is located at ....

  • Bainbridge
    Bainbridge, Ross County, Ohio
    Bainbridge is a village in Ross County, Ohio, United States, along Paint Creek. The population was 1,012 at the 2000 census.Bainbridge is the location of Pike Lake State Park...

  • Clarksburg
    Clarksburg, Ohio
    Clarksburg is a village in Ross County, Ohio, United States. The population was 516 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Clarksburg is located at ....

  • Frankfort
    Frankfort, Ohio
    Frankfort is a village in Ross County, Ohio, United States, along the North Fork of Paint Creek. The village is located in Concord Township. The population was 1,011 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Frankfort is located at ....

  • Greenfield
    Greenfield, Ohio
    Greenfield is a village in Highland, Fayette, and Ross counties in the U.S. state of Ohio, along Paint Creek. The population was 4,906 at the 2000 census...

  • Kingston
    Kingston, Ohio
    Kingston is a village in Ross County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,032 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Kingston is located at ....

  • South Salem
    South Salem, Ohio
    South Salem is a village in Ross County, Ohio, United States. The population was 213 at the 2000 census.-History:In 1842, local Presbyterian minister Hugh Stewart Fullerton orchestrated the establishment of a school in southwestern Ross County...


  • Townships

    • Buckskin
      Buckskin Township, Ross County, Ohio
      Buckskin Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,040 people in the township, 827 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.-Geography:...

    • Colerain
      Colerain Township, Ross County, Ohio
      Colerain Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,943 people in the township, 1,572 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.-Geography:...

    • Concord
      Concord Township, Ross County, Ohio
      Concord Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,107 people in the township, 3,096 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.-Geography:...

    • Deerfield
      Deerfield Township, Ross County, Ohio
      Deerfield Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,096 people in the township, 580 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.-Geography:...

    • Franklin
      Franklin Township, Ross County, Ohio
      Franklin Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,671 people in the township.-Geography:Located in the southeastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:...

    • Green
      Green Township, Ross County, Ohio
      Green Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 4,492 people in the township, 3,460 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.-Geography:...

  • Harrison
    Harrison Township, Ross County, Ohio
    Harrison Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,293 people in the township.-Geography:Located in the eastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:...

  • Huntington
    Huntington Township, Ross County, Ohio
    Huntington Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 6,018 people in the township.-Geography:Located in the southern part of the county, it borders the following townships:*Scioto Township - north...

  • Jefferson
    Jefferson Township, Ross County, Ohio
    Jefferson Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 967 people in the township.-Geography:Located in the southeastern corner of the county, it borders the following townships:...

  • Liberty
    Liberty Township, Ross County, Ohio
    Liberty Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,476 people in the township.-Geography:Located in the southeastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:...

  • Paint
    Paint Township, Ross County, Ohio
    Paint Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 1,169 people in the township.-Geography:Located in the southwestern part of the county, it borders the following townships:*Buckskin Township - north...

  • Paxton
    Paxton Township, Ross County, Ohio
    Paxton Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,165 people in the township, 1,153 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.-Geography:...

  • Scioto
    Scioto Township, Ross County, Ohio
    Scioto Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 27,735 people in the township, 5,940 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.-Geography:...

  • Springfield
    Springfield Township, Ross County, Ohio
    Springfield Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 2,277 people in the township, 2,276 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.-Geography:...

  • Twin
    Twin Township, Ross County, Ohio
    Twin Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 3,146 people in the township.-Geography:Located in the south central part of the county, it borders the following townships:*Concord Township - north...

  • Union
    Union Township, Ross County, Ohio
    Union Township is one of the sixteen townships of Ross County, Ohio, United States. The 2000 census found 11,750 people in the township.-Geography:Located in the northern part of the county, it borders the following townships:...


  • Other communities

    • Alma
    • Andersonville
    • Anderson Station
    • Austin
    • Bourneville
      Bourneville, Ohio
      Bourneville is a census-designated place in central Twin Township, Ross County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 45617. It lies along U.S. Route 50.-References:...

    • Brownsville
      Brownsville, Ohio
      Brownsville is a census-designated place in northeastern Bowling Green Township, Licking County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 43721. It lies at the intersection of U.S. Route 40 with State Route 668.Flint Ridge State Memorial is...

    • Denver
      Denver, Ohio
      Denver is an unincorporated community located in southern Huntington Township, Ross County, Ohio, United States. It is in the south of the county, near the boundary with Pike County....

    • Fruitdale
    • Greenland
    • Hallsville
      Hallsville, Ohio
      Hallsville is an unincorporated community in northeastern Colerain Township, Ross County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 45633. It is located along State Route 180.-References:...

    • Hopetown
    • Humbolt
    • Kinnikinnick
    • Lattaville
    • Lickskillet
  • Londonderry
    Londonderry, Ohio
    Londonderry is an unincorporated community in eastern Liberty Township, Ross County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 45647. It lies along U.S. Route 50 at its intersection with State Route 327....

  • Lyndon
  • Massieville
  • Mooresville
  • Nipgen
  • Pinhook
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Richmond Dale
    Richmond Dale, Ohio
    Richmond Dale is an unincorporated community in central Jefferson Township, Ross County, Ohio, United States. Although it is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 45673. It is located along U.S. Route 35 southeast of the county seat of Chillicothe.-References:...

     (also known as "Richmondale")
  • Roxabell
    Roxabell, Ohio
    Roxabell is an unincorporated community in central Concord Township, Ross County, Ohio, United States. It lies at the intersection of Davis Hill and Jamison Roads, little more than 1 mile south of the village of Frankfort. Two parts of the North Fork of Paint Creek, a subsidiary of the Ohio...

  • Slate Mills
  • Spaugarsville
  • Summithill
  • Vigo
  • Yellowbud

  • Notable residents

    • John Purdue
      John Purdue
      John Purdue was a famous industrialist based in Lafayette, Indiana and the primary original benefactor of Purdue University.-Early life:...

       - founding benefactor of Purdue University
      Purdue University
      Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S., is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and...

      .
    • Frederick Madison Roberts
      Frederick Madison Roberts
      Frederick Madison Roberts was an American newspaper owner and editor, educator and business owner who was the first known man of African American descent elected to the California State Assembly...

       - great-grandson of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson, first African-American elected to office on the West Coast (elected to California Assembly in 1918), and "dean of the assembly" who helped found the University of California at Los Angeles.
    • Captain Samuel Teter (1737-1823) - Served under Colonel George Washington (1755), French & Indian War (1757-1759) and Commander of Fort Doddridge and Fort Teter during the Revolutionary War.

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