Highland County, Ohio

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Highland County, Ohio
Seal of Highland County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Highland County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded May 1, 1805[1]
Named for hilly topography which divides the Little Miami and Scioto river watersheds
Seat Hillsboro
Largest city Hillsboro
Area
 • Total 557.79 sq mi (1,445 km2)
 • Land 553.08 sq mi (1,432 km2)
 • Water 4.71 sq mi (12 km2), 0.84%
Population
 • (2010) 43,589
 • Density 78.8/sq mi (30/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.highlandcountyohio.com

Highland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 43,589, which is an increase of 6.6% from 40,875 in 2000.[2] Its county seat is Hillsboro.[3] The county is named for the topography which is hilly and divides the watersheds of the Little Miami and Scioto Rivers.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 557.79 square miles (1,444.7 km2), of which 553.08 square miles (1,432.5 km2) (or 99.16%) is land and 4.71 square miles (12.2 km2) (or 0.84%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 5,766
1820 12,308 113.5%
1830 16,345 32.8%
1840 22,269 36.2%
1850 25,781 15.8%
1860 27,773 7.7%
1870 29,133 4.9%
1880 30,281 3.9%
1890 29,048 −4.1%
1900 30,982 6.7%
1910 28,711 −7.3%
1920 27,610 −3.8%
1930 25,416 −7.9%
1940 27,099 6.6%
1950 28,188 4.0%
1960 29,716 5.4%
1970 28,996 −2.4%
1980 33,477 15.5%
1990 35,728 6.7%
2000 40,875 14.4%
2010 43,589 6.6%
Est. 2012 42,998 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 40,875 people, 15,587 households, and 11,394 families residing in the county. The population density was 74 people per square mile (29/km²). There were 17,583 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.88% White, 1.50% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,587 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,313, and the median income for a family was $41,091. Males had a median income of $32,541 versus $22,842 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,521. About 9.00% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.40% of those under age 18 and 11.40% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Communities[edit]

Map of Highland County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Non-Profits[edit]

Habitat for Humanity of Highland County [1] was established in 2000, and has since built three homes: one on Johnson St. in Hillsboro and two on 2nd St. in Greenfield. Highland County Habitat is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

Highlands Sanctuary is a chain of nature preserves centered in Highland County and owned by an organization of the same name.

Library[edit]

The Highland County District Library [2] is the public library system serving Highland County, Ohio. The main library is in Hillsboro, with three branches located in Greenfield, Leesburg, and Lynchburg. The library is a member of the SEO Consortium which allows patrons access to over 6.9 million items owned by member libraries.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Highland County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Highland County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Highland County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28. [dead link]
  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. 

Coordinates: 39°11′N 83°36′W / 39.18°N 83.60°W / 39.18; -83.60