Highland County, Ohio
|Highland County, Ohio|
Location in the state of Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
|Founded||May 1, 1805|
|Named for||hilly topography which divides the Little Miami and Scioto river watersheds|
557.79 sq mi (1,445 km²)
553.08 sq mi (1,432 km²)
4.71 sq mi (12 km²), 0.84%
78.8/sq mi (30/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Highland County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 43,589, which is an increase of 6.6% from 40,875 in 2000. Its county seat is Hillsboro and is named for the topography which is hilly and divides the watersheds of the Little Miami and Scioto Rivers.
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.
- Fayette County (north)
- Ross County (northeast)
- Pike County (east)
- Adams County (southeast)
- Brown County (southwest)
- Clinton County (northwest)
As of the census 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.
Habitat for Humanity of Highland County  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.
The Highland County District Library  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.
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||Clinton County||Fayette County||Ross County|
|Brown County||Adams County|