Harrison County, Ohio

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Harrison County, Ohio
Harrison County Courthouse Ohio.jpg
Seal of Harrison County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Harrison County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded February 1, 1813[1][2]
Named for William Henry Harrison
Seat Cadiz
Largest village Cadiz
Area
 • Total 410.77 sq mi (1,064 km2)
 • Land 402.34 sq mi (1,042 km2)
 • Water 8.43 sq mi (22 km2), 2.05%
Population
 • (2010) 15,864
 • Density 39.4/sq mi (15/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.harrisoncountyohio.org
The Conotton Creek Trail begins in Bowerston.

Harrison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 15,864, which is an increase of 0.1% from 15,856 in 2000.[3] Its county seat is Cadiz.[4] The county is named for General William Henry Harrison, who was later President of the United States.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 410.77 square miles (1,063.9 km2), of which 402.34 square miles (1,042.1 km2) (or 97.95%) is land and 8.43 square miles (21.8 km2) (or 2.05%) is water.[6]

On May 16, 2013 the Chicago Tribune Business section reported that the Utica Shale underlying Harrison County shows promise as a tight oil production zone.[7] To produce tight oil in large quantities would require horizontal drilling and fracturing of the shale formation as is being done in North Dakota and Texas.[citation needed]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Conotton Creek Trail[edit]

The Conotton Creek Trail is a rails-to-trails path that runs along Conotton Creek from Bowerston to Jewett in northern Harrison County, Ohio. The paved multi-use trail is 11.4 miles or 18.3 kilometers long.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 14,345
1830 20,916 45.8%
1840 20,099 −3.9%
1850 20,157 0.3%
1860 19,110 −5.2%
1870 18,682 −2.2%
1880 20,456 9.5%
1890 20,830 1.8%
1900 20,486 −1.7%
1910 19,076 −6.9%
1920 19,625 2.9%
1930 18,844 −4.0%
1940 20,313 7.8%
1950 19,054 −6.2%
1960 17,995 −5.6%
1970 17,013 −5.5%
1980 18,152 6.7%
1990 16,085 −11.4%
2000 15,856 −1.4%
2010 15,864 0.1%
Est. 2012 15,714 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2012 Estimate[3]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 15,856 people, 6,398 households, and 4,516 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 7,680 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.49% White, 2.19% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 0.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,398 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 23% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,318, and the median income for a family was $36,646. Males had a median income of $30,485 versus $18,813 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,479. 13.3% of the population and 11% of families were below the poverty line. 17.5% of those under the age of 18 and 8.4% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Government[edit]

Communities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Map of Harrison County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Harrison County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Harrison County, Ohio". Retrieved 2007-04-14. 
  3. ^ a b "Harrison County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "Harrison County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28. [dead link]
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ McAllister, Edward; Zawadzki, Sabina (May 16, 2013). "Ohio's well data shatters shale oil hopes". Chicago Tribune. Reuters. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°17′N 81°05′W / 40.29°N 81.09°W / 40.29; -81.09