Morgan County, Ohio

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Morgan County, Ohio
Morgan County Courthouse Ohio.jpg
The Morgan County Courthouse in McConnelsville
Seal of Morgan County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Morgan County
Location in the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1819
Named for Daniel Morgan
Seat McConnelsville
Largest village McConnelsville
Area
 • Total 422 sq mi (1,093 km2)
 • Land 416 sq mi (1,077 km2)
 • Water 5.4 sq mi (14 km2), 1.3%
Population
 • (2010) 15,054
 • Density 36/sq mi (14/km2)
Congressional district 15th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.morgancounty-oh.gov

Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,054,[1] making it the fourth-least populous county in Ohio. Its county seat is McConnelsville.[2] The county was created in 1817 and later organized in 1819.[3] It is named for Daniel Morgan, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.[4]

History[edit]

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 from Virginia, and general in the American Revolutionary War.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 422 square miles (1,090 km2), of which 416 square miles (1,080 km2) is land and 5.4 square miles (14 km2) (1.3%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Public areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18205,297
183011,800122.8%
184020,85276.7%
185028,58537.1%
186022,119−22.6%
187020,363−7.9%
188020,072−1.4%
189019,143−4.6%
190017,905−6.5%
191016,097−10.1%
192014,555−9.6%
193013,583−6.7%
194014,2274.7%
195012,836−9.8%
196012,747−0.7%
197012,375−2.9%
198014,24115.1%
199014,194−0.3%
200014,8975.0%
201015,0541.1%
Est. 201714,709[6]−2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2017[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] 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.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 15,054 people, 6,034 households, and 4,140 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 36.2 inhabitants per square mile (14.0/km2). There were 7,892 housing units at an average density of 19.0 per square mile (7.3/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 93.2% white, 2.9% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.6% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 21.2% were German, 12.9% were English, 12.7% were Irish, and 9.8% were American.[14]

Of the 6,034 households, 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.4% were non-families, and 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.94. The median age was 42.4 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $34,962 and the median income for a family was $40,440. Males had a median income of $37,173 versus $30,176 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,777. About 15.7% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.2% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 68.4% 4,431 26.8% 1,736 4.8% 310
2012 51.8% 3,179 45.9% 2,814 2.3% 143
2008 52.0% 3,440 44.8% 2,966 3.2% 214
2004 56.1% 3,758 42.9% 2,875 1.0% 70
2000 57.6% 3,451 37.7% 2,261 4.7% 281
1996 43.0% 2,566 39.9% 2,385 17.1% 1,020
1992 40.5% 2,719 35.8% 2,402 23.7% 1,586
1988 63.4% 3,713 35.6% 2,085 1.0% 61
1984 67.7% 3,994 31.6% 1,868 0.7% 41
1980 60.3% 3,236 34.9% 1,875 4.8% 255
1976 51.1% 2,971 46.9% 2,727 1.9% 111
1972 68.5% 3,679 28.9% 1,554 2.6% 138
1968 57.5% 3,030 34.0% 1,789 8.5% 450
1964 42.8% 2,281 57.2% 3,053
1960 70.8% 4,424 29.2% 1,823
1956 73.8% 4,134 26.2% 1,466
1952 71.9% 4,303 28.1% 1,678
1948 66.0% 3,480 33.8% 1,783 0.3% 13
1944 72.1% 4,309 27.9% 1,665
1940 65.3% 4,966 34.7% 2,637
1936 59.4% 4,630 39.7% 3,093 1.0% 78
1932 54.3% 3,957 42.7% 3,107 3.0% 218
1928 75.1% 4,359 24.1% 1,397 0.8% 49
1924 60.9% 3,553 35.5% 2,072 3.5% 205
1920 64.3% 4,127 33.6% 2,157 2.2% 138
1916 51.6% 2,136 44.3% 1,833 4.2% 172
1912 35.7% 1,448 40.3% 1,633 24.0% 975
1908 54.0% 2,445 42.7% 1,932 3.4% 152
1904 58.8% 2,572 36.9% 1,612 4.4% 191
1900 53.4% 2,639 44.3% 2,188 2.3% 115
1896 51.1% 2,531 48.0% 2,375 0.9% 45
1892 52.0% 2,399 42.4% 1,956 5.6% 260
1888 54.0% 2,531 42.1% 1,974 3.9% 185
1884 55.1% 2,556 42.5% 1,972 2.3% 108
1880 53.1% 2,510 44.2% 2,091 2.6% 125
1876 51.8% 2,376 45.9% 2,108 2.3% 107
1872 58.2% 2,339 38.6% 1,551 3.2% 127

Communities[edit]

Map of Morgan County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

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. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  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. Retrieved February 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Morgan County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28. [dead link]
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. 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. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. 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. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-05-02. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Thomas William Lewis, History of Southeastern Ohio and the Muskingum Valley, 1788-1928. In Three Volumes. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1928.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°37′N 81°51′W / 39.61°N 81.85°W / 39.61; -81.85