Hardin County, Ohio

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Hardin County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Hardin County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded April 1, 1820[1]
Named for John Hardin, an officer in the American Revolution
Seat Kenton
Largest city Kenton
Area
 • Total 470.65 sq mi (1,219 km2)
 • Land 470.40 sq mi (1,218 km2)
 • Water 0.24 sq mi (1 km2), 0.05%
Population
 • (2010) 32,058
 • Density 68.1/sq mi (26/km²)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.hardinohio.org

Hardin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 32,058, which is an increase of 0.4% from 31,945 in 2000.[2] Its county seat is Kenton.[3] The county is named for John Hardin, an officer in the American Revolution.[4]

Geography[edit]

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.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 22
1830 210 854.5%
1840 4,598 2,089.5%
1850 8,251 79.4%
1860 13,570 64.5%
1870 18,714 37.9%
1880 27,023 44.4%
1890 28,939 7.1%
1900 31,187 7.8%
1910 30,407 −2.5%
1920 29,167 −4.1%
1930 27,635 −5.3%
1940 27,061 −2.1%
1950 28,673 6.0%
1960 29,633 3.3%
1970 30,813 4.0%
1980 32,719 6.2%
1990 31,111 −4.9%
2000 31,945 2.7%
2010 32,058 0.4%
Est. 2012 31,627 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]

At the 2000 census[7], 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.

Government[edit]

Communities[edit]

Map of Hardin County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

  • Blanchard
  • Blocktown
  • Dola
  • Foraker
  • Grant
  • Grassy Point
  • Hepburn
  • Huntersville
  • Jumbo
  • Jump
  • McVitty
  • Pfeiffer Station
  • Roundhead
  • Silver Creek
  • Yelverton

Transportation[edit]

Airports[edit]

Ada Airport (FAA LID: 0D7) is a privately owned, public-use airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) northwest of the central business district of Ada, a village in Hardin County.

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.[8]

Major highways[edit]

Science[edit]

Currently there is a working Artesian aquifer operating in the county.

Media[edit]

Two newspapers, the daily The Kenton Times of Kenton and the weekly The Ada Herald of Ada, operate in Hardin County.

Radio stations include WKTN of Kenton and WONB of Ada, the radio station at Ohio Northern University.

WOCB-LP TV48 is a local Christian television station in downtown Kenton covering channels 39.1-39.4.[9]

Notable people[edit]

From Kenton

From Ada

From Alger

From Dunkirk

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Hardin County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Hardin County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 149. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ http://www.hardinohio.org/new/Transportation.aspx
  9. ^ "The Central Ohio Association Of Christian Broadcasters". 
  10. ^ "Kansas Governor Nehemiah Green". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  11. ^ http://www.army.mil/article/15459/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°40′N 83°40′W / 40.66°N 83.66°W / 40.66; -83.66