Marion County, Ohio

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Marion County, Ohio
Marion County Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Marion County Courthouse
Map of Ohio highlighting Marion County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded April 1, 1820[1]
Named for Francis Marion
Seat Marion
Largest city Marion
Area
 • Total 404.11 sq mi (1,047 km2)
 • Land 403.76 sq mi (1,046 km2)
 • Water 0.35 sq mi (1 km2), 0.09%
Population
 • (2010) 66,501
 • Density 164.7/sq mi (64/km²)
Congressional districts 4th, 12th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.marion.oh.us

Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 66,501, which is an increase of 0.4% from 66,217 in 2000.[2] Its county seat is Marion.[3] The county is named for General Francis "The Swamp Fox" Marion, an officer in the Revolutionary War.[4]

Marion County comprises the Marion, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 404.11 square miles (1,046.6 km2), of which 403.76 square miles (1,045.7 km2) (or 99.91%) is land and 0.35 square miles (0.91 km2) (or 0.09%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 6,551
1840 14,765 125.4%
1850 12,618 −14.5%
1860 15,490 22.8%
1870 16,184 4.5%
1880 20,565 27.1%
1890 24,727 20.2%
1900 28,678 16.0%
1910 33,971 18.5%
1920 42,004 23.6%
1930 45,420 8.1%
1940 44,898 −1.1%
1950 49,959 11.3%
1960 60,221 20.5%
1970 64,724 7.5%
1980 67,974 5.0%
1990 64,274 −5.4%
2000 66,217 3.0%
2010 66,501 0.4%
Est. 2012 66,238 −0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 66,217 people, 24,578 households, and 17,253 families residing in the county. The population density was 164 people per square mile (63/km²). There were 26,298 housing units at an average density of 65 per square mile (25/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.10% White, 5.75% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 1.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 24,578 households out of which 32.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 106.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,709, and the median income for a family was $45,297. Males had a median income of $33,179 versus $23,586 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,255. About 7.40% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.60% of those under age 18 and 5.50% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Marion County is represented by two members of the Ohio House of Representatives, as it is split between the 82nd District and the 83rd District. State Representative Jeff McClain is currently serving his second term representing the constituents in the 82nd Ohio House district, and state Representative Dorothy Pelanda is serving the remainder of a two-year term that expires in 2013 on behalf of the 83rd Ohio House district. The entirety of Marion County lies in the 26th Ohio Senate District, currently represented by Marion native and Marion Catholic alumnus Dave Burke, who was appointed to the seat in July 2011.

Communities[edit]

Map of Marion County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

  • Bellaire Gardens
  • Big Island
  • Brush Ridge
  • Centerville
  • Claridon
  • Decliff
  • Espyville

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Marion County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Marion County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Marion 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 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°35′N 83°10′W / 40.59°N 83.16°W / 40.59; -83.16