Hardin County, Ohio
|Hardin County, Ohio|
Location in the state of Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
|Founded||April 1, 1820|
|Named for||John Hardin, an officer in the American Revolution|
470.65 sq mi (1,219 km²)
470.40 sq mi (1,218 km²)
0.24 sq mi (1 km²), 0.05%
68.1/sq mi (26/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Hardin County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 32,058, which is an increase of 0.4% from 31,945 in 2000. Its county seat is Kenton and is named for John Hardin, an officer in the American Revolution.
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 470.65 square miles (1,219.0 km2), of which 470.40 square miles (1,218.3 km2) (or 99.95%) is land and 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2) (or 0.05%) is water.
Adjacent counties 
- Hancock County (north)
- Wyandot County (northeast)
- Marion County (east)
- Union County (southeast)
- Logan County (south)
- Auglaize County (southwest)
- Allen County (northwest)
At the 2000 census, there were 31,945 people, 11,963 households and 8,134 families residing in the county. The population density was 68 per square mile (26/km²). There were 12,907 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.54% White, 0.70% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 96.9% spoke English and 1.4% German as their first language.
There were 11,963 households of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.00% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% 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 3.03.
24.30% of the population were under the age of 18, 15.40% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.
The median household income was $34,440 and the median family income was $42,395. Males had a median income of $33,393 comppared with $21,695 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,200. About 8.90% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.20% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.
Population by year
Unincorporated communities 
Hardin County Airport (FAA LID: I95) is the largest paved facility and is located 3 miles south of Kenton, Ohio on CR 135. The runway is 4,803 feet long at an elevation of 1,030 feet. Maintenance, fuel and storage are available.
Major highways 
Currently there is a working Artesian aquifer operating in the county.
WOCB-LP TV48 is a local Christian television station in downtown Kenton covering channels 39.1-39.4.
Notable people 
- John R. Goodin, Democratic congressman from Kansas
- William Lawrence, Republican congressman involved with the attempt to impeach Andrew Johnson
- Jacob Parrott, first recipient of the Medal of Honor
- Paul Robinson, creator of the long-running "Etta Kett" comic strip for King Features Syndicate
- Brigadier General John (Mike) Murray
- Rollo May, an American existential psychologist.
- Lee Tressel, Father of former Ohio State University Football Coach Jim Tressel.
- John Berton, award-winning computer graphics animator and visual effects supervisor.
See also 
- "Ohio County Profiles: Hardin County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28.
- "Hardin County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Hardin County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28.[dead link]
- "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Ohio Department of Development".
- "The Central Ohio Association Of Christian Broadcasters".
- "Kansas Governor Nehemiah Green". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 29, 2012.