Henry County, Ohio

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Henry County
Henry County Courthouse
Official seal of Henry County
Map of Ohio highlighting Henry County
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°20′N 84°04′W / 41.33°N 84.07°W / 41.33; -84.07
Country United States
State Ohio
FoundedDecember 26, 1834
Named forPatrick Henry
SeatNapoleon
Largest cityNapoleon
Area
 • Total420 sq mi (1,100 km2)
 • Land416 sq mi (1,080 km2)
 • Water3.7 sq mi (10 km2)  0.9%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total27,662
 • Density66/sq mi (25/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district5th
Websitewww.henrycountyohio.gov

Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 27,662.[1] Its county seat is Napoleon.[2] The county was created in 1820 and later organized in 1834.[3] It is named for Patrick Henry, the Virginian famous for his "give me liberty or give me death" speech.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 420 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 416 square miles (1,080 km2) is land and 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2) (0.9%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830262
18402,503855.3%
18503,43437.2%
18608,901159.2%
187014,02857.6%
188020,58546.7%
189025,08021.8%
190027,2828.8%
191025,119−7.9%
192023,362−7.0%
193022,524−3.6%
194022,7561.0%
195022,423−1.5%
196025,39213.2%
197027,0586.6%
198028,3834.9%
199029,1082.6%
200029,2100.4%
201028,215−3.4%
202027,662−2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2020 [10]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 29,210 people, 10,935 households, and 7,960 families living in the county. The population density was 70 people per square mile (27/km2). There were 11,622 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.33% White, 0.58% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 2.56% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 5.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 94.3% spoke English, 3.7% Spanish and 1.7% German as their first language.

There were 10,935 households, out of which 35.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 27.60% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,657, and the median income for a family was $49,881. Males had a median income of $35,901 versus $24,076 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,667. About 5.30% of families and 7.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.90% of those under age 18 and 4.20% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,215 people, 10,934 households, and 7,883 families living in the county.[12] The population density was 67.8 inhabitants per square mile (26.2/km2). There were 11,963 housing units at an average density of 28.8 per square mile (11.1/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 95.2% white, 0.4% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 2.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.6% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 53.7% were German, 10.6% were Irish, 7.1% were English; 6.9% identified as "American".[14]

Of the 10,934 households, 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.9% were non-families, and 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.99. The median age was 39.8 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $48,367 and the median income for a family was $58,587. Males had a median income of $44,953 versus $32,127 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,638. About 8.0% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Politics[edit]

Prior to 1912, Henry County was a stronghold Democratic county in presidential elections. From 1912 to 1936, it was a bellwether county, but starting with the 1940 election, it has become a Republican stronghold with Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 being the lone Democrat to win since then.

United States presidential election results for Henry County, Ohio[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 10,479 70.86% 4,062 27.47% 247 1.67%
2016 9,301 66.19% 3,756 26.73% 996 7.09%
2012 8,257 57.92% 5,658 39.69% 342 2.40%
2008 8,239 55.47% 6,320 42.55% 293 1.97%
2004 9,902 65.55% 5,111 33.84% 92 0.61%
2000 8,530 64.37% 4,367 32.95% 355 2.68%
1996 6,385 49.94% 4,762 37.25% 1,638 12.81%
1992 6,196 46.38% 3,933 29.44% 3,230 24.18%
1988 8,618 69.12% 3,764 30.19% 86 0.69%
1984 9,317 76.54% 2,779 22.83% 77 0.63%
1980 7,584 66.01% 3,059 26.63% 846 7.36%
1976 7,656 61.40% 4,592 36.82% 222 1.78%
1972 8,099 70.58% 3,145 27.41% 231 2.01%
1968 6,970 63.21% 3,256 29.53% 800 7.26%
1964 5,094 46.57% 5,845 53.43% 0 0.00%
1960 8,251 70.73% 3,415 29.27% 0 0.00%
1956 8,164 74.63% 2,775 25.37% 0 0.00%
1952 8,029 72.73% 3,010 27.27% 0 0.00%
1948 5,024 57.59% 3,689 42.29% 11 0.13%
1944 7,241 73.54% 2,605 26.46% 0 0.00%
1940 7,784 68.93% 3,508 31.07% 0 0.00%
1936 4,108 38.51% 5,472 51.29% 1,088 10.20%
1932 3,067 30.10% 6,987 68.58% 134 1.32%
1928 5,370 59.29% 3,647 40.27% 40 0.44%
1924 3,855 45.51% 2,922 34.50% 1,693 19.99%
1920 5,738 66.10% 2,829 32.59% 114 1.31%
1916 2,482 42.33% 3,252 55.47% 129 2.20%
1912 804 15.36% 2,994 57.20% 1,436 27.44%
1908 2,425 37.81% 3,817 59.52% 171 2.67%
1904 2,707 45.85% 3,102 52.54% 95 1.61%
1900 2,623 38.35% 4,157 60.77% 60 0.88%
1896 2,558 36.91% 4,323 62.37% 50 0.72%
1892 1,981 35.48% 3,312 59.32% 290 5.19%
1888 2,047 35.29% 3,583 61.77% 171 2.95%
1884 1,982 37.86% 3,196 61.05% 57 1.09%
1880 1,738 37.44% 2,871 61.85% 33 0.71%
1876 1,527 38.36% 2,445 61.42% 9 0.23%
1872 1,160 42.76% 1,510 55.66% 43 1.58%
1868 1,156 42.19% 1,584 57.81% 0 0.00%
1864 830 40.06% 1,242 59.94% 0 0.00%
1860 808 43.60% 1,039 56.07% 6 0.32%
1856 587 46.44% 655 51.82% 22 1.74%


Government[edit]

Henry County has a three-member Board of County Commissioners that oversee the various county departments, similar to 85 of the other 88 Ohio counties. The county commissioners are Jeff Mires, Glenn Miller, and Robert Hastedt.[17]

Transportation[edit]

Airport[edit]

Henry County Airport is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Napoleon, Ohio. It is owned by the Henry County Airport Authority.[18]

Communities[edit]

Map of Henry County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

https://web.archive.org/web/20160715023447/http://www.ohiotownships.org/township-websites

Census-designated place[edit]

Other unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2020 census
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "Ohio: Individual County Chronologies". Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Archived from the original on April 6, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 155.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  10. ^ 2020 census
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  17. ^ "Board of County Commissioners". Henry County Ohio Homepage. Retrieved 2021-08-04.
  18. ^ FAA Airport Form 5010 for 7W5 PDF. Federal Aviation Administration. Effective May 31, 2012.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°20′N 84°04′W / 41.33°N 84.07°W / 41.33; -84.07