Brown County, Ohio
|Brown County, Ohio|
Location in the state of Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 1, 1819|
|Named for||General Jacob Brown, War of 1812|
|• Total||493.45 sq mi (1,278 km2)|
|• Land||490.02 sq mi (1,269 km2)|
|• Water||3.44 sq mi (9 km2), 0.70%|
|• Density||91.5/sq mi (35/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Brown County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 44,846, which is an increase of 6.1% from 42,285 in 2000. The county seat is Georgetown. It is named for Major General Jacob Brown, an officer in the War of 1812 who was wounded at the Battle of Lundy's Lane.
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 493.45 square miles (1,278.0 km2), of which 490.02 square miles (1,269.1 km2) (or 99.30%) is land and 3.44 square miles (8.9 km2) (or 0.70%) is water.
- Clinton County (north)
- Highland County (northeast)
- Adams County (east)
- Mason County, Kentucky (south)
- Bracken County, Kentucky (southwest)
- Clermont County (west)
As of the census of 2000, there were 42,285 people, 15,555 households, and 11,790 families residing in the county. The population density was 86 people per square mile (33/km²). There were 17,193 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.08% White, 0.92% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.5% were of American, 28.2% German, 10.7% English and 10.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 15,555 households out of which 37.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.20% were non-families. 20.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the county the population was spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $38,303, and the median income for a family was $43,040. Males had a median income of $32,647 versus $22,483 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,100. About 8.80% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.20% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.
Brown County was said to be the place of origin of the White Burley type of tobacco, grown in 1864 by George Webb and Joseph Fore on the farm of Captain Frederick Kautz near Higginsport from seed from Bracken County, Kentucky. He noticed it yielded a different type of light leaf shaded from white to yellow, and cured differently. By 1866, he harvested 20,000 pounds of Burley tobacco and sold it in 1867 at the St. Louis Fair for $58 per hundred pounds. By 1883, the principal market for this tobacco was Cincinnati, but it was grown throughout central Kentucky and Middle Tennessee. Later the type became referred to as burley tobacco, and it was air-cured.
Brown County has 3 County Commissioners that oversee the various County departments. Current Commissioners are: .
Barry Woodruff (R), Daryll Gray (R), Tony Applegate (R).
- WRAC C103 Country 103.1 FM (Georgetown)
- WAOL 99.5 (Ripley)
- The News Democrat (Georgetown)
- The Brown County Press (Mount Orab)
- The County Free Press (Georgetown, Monthly)
- The Ripley Bee (Ripley, Weekly)
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- "Brown County Commissioners". Brown County web Portal. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
- "Applegate gets the nod for County Commissioner". Brown County News Democrat. June 11, 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
||Clinton County||Highland County|
|Clermont County||Adams County|
|Bracken County, Kentucky||Mason County, Kentucky|