Henry County, Ohio

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Henry County, Ohio
Seal of Henry County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Henry County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded December 26, 1834
Named for Patrick Henry
Seat Napoleon
Largest city Napoleon
Area
 • Total 420 sq mi (1,088 km2)
 • Land 416 sq mi (1,077 km2)
 • Water 3.7 sq mi (10 km2), 0.9%
Population
 • (2010) 28,215
 • Density 68/sq mi (26/km²)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.henrycountyohio.com

Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,215.[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.
1830 262
1840 2,503 855.3%
1850 3,434 37.2%
1860 8,901 159.2%
1870 14,028 57.6%
1880 20,585 46.7%
1890 25,080 21.8%
1900 27,282 8.8%
1910 25,119 −7.9%
1920 23,362 −7.0%
1930 22,524 −3.6%
1940 22,756 1.0%
1950 22,423 −1.5%
1960 25,392 13.2%
1970 27,058 6.6%
1980 28,383 4.9%
1990 29,108 2.6%
2000 29,210 0.4%
2010 28,215 −3.4%
Est. 2014 27,937 [6] −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 29,210 people, 10,935 households, and 7,960 families residing 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.

Government[edit]

Henry County has a three-member Board of County Commissioners that oversee the various county departments, similar to 86 of the other 88 Ohio counties. Henry County's elected officials include:

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.[13]

Communities[edit]

Map of Henry County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Ohio: Individual County Chronologies". Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved February 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 155. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ "Board of County Commissioners". Henry County Ohio Homepage. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  13. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for 7W5 (Form 5010 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