Huron County, Ohio

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Huron County, Ohio
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Huron County Courthouse
Seal of Huron County, Ohio
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Map of Ohio highlighting Huron County
Location in the state of Ohio
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Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 7, 1809[1]
Named for the Huron tribe
Seat Norwalk
Largest city Norwalk
Area
 • Total 494.82 sq mi (1,282 km2)
 • Land 491.50 sq mi (1,273 km2)
 • Water 3.33 sq mi (9 km2), 0.67%
Population
 • (2010) 59,626
 • Density 121.3/sq mi (47/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.hccommissioners.com

Huron County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 59,626, which is an increase of 0.2% from 59,487 in 2000.[2] Its county seat is Norwalk.[3] All of Huron County is included in the Norwalk Micropolitan Statistical Area, which in turn, is included in the larger Cleveland-Akron-Canton Combined Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The county was named in honor of the Huron Indians who once lived in the Great Lakes region. The word "Huron" may be French, although this origin is disputed.[4] The county lies in the former Connecticut Western Reserve and more specifically, in a subregion called the Firelands.

At formation, Huron County consisted of all the Firelands. Sections in the north now belong to Erie and Ottawa Counties, while a township in the south is now part of Ashland County.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 494.82 square miles (1,281.6 km2), of which 491.50 square miles (1,273.0 km2) (or 99.33%) is land and 3.33 square miles (8.6 km2) (or 0.67%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 6,675
1830 13,341 99.9%
1840 23,933 79.4%
1850 26,203 9.5%
1860 29,616 13.0%
1870 28,532 −3.7%
1880 31,609 10.8%
1890 31,949 1.1%
1900 32,330 1.2%
1910 34,206 5.8%
1920 32,424 −5.2%
1930 33,700 3.9%
1940 34,800 3.3%
1950 39,353 13.1%
1960 47,326 20.3%
1970 49,587 4.8%
1980 54,608 10.1%
1990 56,240 3.0%
2000 59,487 5.8%
2010 59,626 0.2%
Est. 2012 59,280 −0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 59,487 people, 22,307 households, and 16,217 families residing in the county. The population density was 121 people per square mile (47/km²). There were 23,594 housing units at an average density of 48 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.98% White, 0.97% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.63% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 3.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 22,307 households out of which 36.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county, the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,558, and the median income for a family was $46,911. Males had a median income of $35,760 versus $22,785 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,133. About 6.50% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.00% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Officials[edit]

Commissioner - Gary Bauer (President)

Commissioner - Joe Hintz

Commissioner - Tom Dunlop[8]

Auditor - Roland Tkach[9]

Clerk of Courts - Susan Hazel[10]

Coroner - Jeffery Harwood[11]

Engineer - Joseph B. Kovach[12]

Prosecutor - Russel Leffler[13]

Recorder - Karen Fries[14]

Treasurer - Kathleen Schaffer[15]

Sheriff - Dane Howard[16]

Judge of Court of Common Pleas - James Conway[17]

Court Secretary (non-elected position) - Julie Wise[18]

Education[edit]

Infrastructure[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Notable people[edit]

Communities[edit]

Map of Huron County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

  • Hanville Corners
  • Hartland
  • Hartland Station
  • Havana
  • Holiday Lakes
  • Hunts Corners
  • Huron Junction
  • Myers Mills
  • New Haven
  • New Pittsburgh
  • North Monroeville
  • Olena
  • Peru (Peru Hollow)
  • Phoenix Mills
  • Pontiac
  • Standardsburg
  • Steuben
  • Strongs Ridge
  • Weavers Corners
  • West Clarksfield
  • West Hartland
  • White Fox

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Huron County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Huron County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Huron 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. 
  8. ^ "Welcome". Hccommissioners.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  9. ^ "Huron County, Ohio: Online Auditor - Home". Huroncountyauditor.org. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  10. ^ "Homepage". Huron County Clerk of Courts. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
  12. ^ "Huron County Engineers Official Site". Huroncountyengineer.org. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  13. ^ "Huron County Commissioners". Hccommissioners.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  14. ^ "Huron County Recorder's Office". Huroncountyrecorder.org. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  15. ^ "Treasurer". Huron County. Archived from the original on 7 Jun 2007. 
  16. ^ "Huron County". Buckeye State Sheriff's Association. Archived from the original on 18 Jun 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  17. ^ "Common Pleas Court". Huron County Clerk of Courts. Archived from the original on 1 December 2010. 
  18. ^ "Court Staff". Huroncountyclerk.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  19. ^ "Ezekiel Silas Sampson". Find A Grave. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 41°09′N 82°36′W / 41.15°N 82.60°W / 41.15; -82.60