Morgan County, Ohio
|Morgan County, Ohio|
Location in the state of Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 29, 1817|
|Named for||Daniel Morgan|
421.78 sq mi (1,092 km²)
416.42 sq mi (1,079 km²)
5.36 sq mi (14 km²), 1.27%
36.2/sq mi (14/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Morgan County is a county located in the state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 15,054, which is an increase of 1.1% from 14,897 in 2000. Its county seat is McConnelsville and is named for Daniel Morgan, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.
Morgan County was formed on December 29, 1817, from portions of Guernsey, Muskingum and Washington Counties. It was named after Daniel Morgan, a member in the Congress for Virginia, and general in the American Revolutionary War.
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 421.78 square miles (1,092.4 km2), of which 416.42 square miles (1,078.5 km2) (or 98.73%) is land and 5.36 square miles (13.9 km2) (or 1.27%) is water.
Adjacent counties 
- Muskingum County (north)
- Noble County (northeast)
- Washington County (southeast)
- Athens County (southwest)
- Perry County (west)
As of the census of 2000, there were 14,897 people, 5,890 households, and 4,176 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 7,771 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.66% White, 3.41% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races. 0.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,890 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% 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 25.30% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $28,868, and the median income for a family was $34,973. Males had a median income of $30,411 versus $21,039 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,967. About 15.70% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.10% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.
Unincorporated communities 
- Rose Farm
Public lands 
History Links 
See also 
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Morgan County, Ohio
- Morgan County Ohio Chamber Of Commerce
- "Ohio County Profiles: Morgan County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28.
- "Morgan County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Morgan County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28.[dead link]
- "Census 2010 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-11-05.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
||Muskingum County||Noble County|
|Athens County||Washington County|