Jackson County, Ohio

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Jackson County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1816[1]
Named for Andrew Jackson
Seat Jackson
Largest city Jackson
Area
 • Total 421.53 sq mi (1,092 km2)
 • Land 420.30 sq mi (1,089 km2)
 • Water 1.23 sq mi (3 km2), 0.29%
Population
 • (2010) 33,225
 • Density 79.0/sq mi (31/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website jacksoncountygovernment.org

Jackson County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 33,225, which is an increase of 1.8% from 32,641 in 2000.[2] Its county seat is Jackson.[3] It is named for Andrew Jackson, a hero of the War of 1812 who was subsequently elected President of the United States.[4] It is known as "The Little Wales of Ohio."[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 421.53 square miles (1,091.8 km2), of which 420.30 square miles (1,088.6 km2) (or 99.71%) is land and 1.23 square miles (3.2 km2) (or 0.29%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 3,746
1830 5,941 58.6%
1840 9,744 64.0%
1850 12,719 30.5%
1860 17,941 41.1%
1870 21,759 21.3%
1880 23,686 8.9%
1890 28,408 19.9%
1900 34,248 20.6%
1910 30,791 −10.1%
1920 27,342 −11.2%
1930 25,040 −8.4%
1940 27,004 7.8%
1950 27,767 2.8%
1960 29,372 5.8%
1970 27,174 −7.5%
1980 30,592 12.6%
1990 30,230 −1.2%
2000 32,641 8.0%
2010 33,225 1.8%
Est. 2012 32,954 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 32,641 people, 12,619 households, and 9,136 families residing in the county. The population density was 78 people per square mile (30/km²). There were 13,909 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.89% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. In 2010 16.5% were of German, 12.9% American, 11.3% Irish, 10.4% English, 5.2% Welsh, 2.4% Scottish, and 1.6% Ulster Scot.

Jackson County, Ohio Airport (James A. Rhodes Airport)

There were 12,619 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,661, and the median income for a family was $36,022. Males had a median income of $30,651 versus $21,546 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,789. About 13.6% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Jackson County has a 3 member Board of County Commissioners that administers and oversees the various County departments, similar to all but 2 of the 88 Ohio counties. Jackson County's elected commissioners are:

  • County Commissioners: Ed Armstrong (R), Jerry Hall (R), and Paul Haller (R). [9]

Communities[edit]

Map of Jackson County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Jackson County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Jackson County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Jackson County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28. [dead link]
  5. ^ http://thewelshsurnameshop.com/?page_id=15
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Board of Commissioners". Jackson County, Ohio Government Web Portal. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°01′N 82°37′W / 39.02°N 82.62°W / 39.02; -82.62