Williams County, Ohio

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Williams County, Ohio
Williams County Courthouse in Bryan.jpg
Williams County Courthouse in Bryan
Seal of Williams County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Williams County
Location in the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded February 2, 1824
Named for David Williams
Seat Bryan
Largest city Bryan
Area
 • Total 423 sq mi (1,096 km2)
 • Land 421 sq mi (1,090 km2)
 • Water 2.1 sq mi (5 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • (2010) 37,642
 • Density 89/sq mi (34/km²)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.williams.oh.us

Williams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 37,642.[1] Its county seat is Bryan.[2] The county was created in 1820 and later organized in 1824.[3] It is named for David Williams, one of the captors of John André in the American Revolutionary War.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 423 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 421 square miles (1,090 km2) is land and 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) (0.5%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 387
1840 4,465 1,053.7%
1850 8,018 79.6%
1860 16,633 107.4%
1870 20,991 26.2%
1880 23,821 13.5%
1890 24,897 4.5%
1900 24,953 0.2%
1910 25,198 1.0%
1920 24,627 −2.3%
1930 24,316 −1.3%
1940 25,510 4.9%
1950 26,202 2.7%
1960 29,968 14.4%
1970 33,669 12.3%
1980 36,369 8.0%
1990 36,956 1.6%
2000 39,188 6.0%
2010 37,642 −3.9%
Est. 2015 37,120 [6] −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 39,188 people, 15,105 households, and 10,664 families residing in the county. The population density was 93 people per square mile (36/km²). There were 16,140 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.51% White, 0.72% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 2.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 43.6% were of German, 17.7% American, 8.1% English and 5.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 15,105 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,735, and the median income for a family was $47,398. Males had a median income of $33,476 versus $22,136 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,441. About 3.90% of families and 6.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.20% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 37,642 people, 15,075 households, and 10,260 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 89.4 inhabitants per square mile (34.5/km2). There were 16,668 housing units at an average density of 39.6 per square mile (15.3/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 95.9% white, 1.0% black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 1.1% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.7% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 46.1% were German, 12.0% were Irish, 10.7% were English, and 7.8% were American.[14]

Of the 15,075 households, 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.9% were non-families, and 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.93. The median age was 40.7 years.[12]

The median income for a household in the county was $44,538 and the median income for a family was $52,975. Males had a median income of $40,658 versus $29,064 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,381. About 9.1% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.6% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.[15]

Politics[edit]

Presidential election results[16]
Year Republican Democrat
2012 56.74% 10,047 41.04% 7,266
2008 53.70% 9,879 44.43% 8,174
2004 64.60% 12,040 34.77% 6,481
2000 62.45% 9,941 34.26% 5,454

Government[edit]

Williams County has three county commissioners who oversee the various county departments. Current commissioners are: Brian Davis, Lewis Hilkert, and Alan L. Word.[17]

Communities[edit]

Map of Williams County, Ohio with municipal and township labels
Williams County touches the states of Indiana and Michigan.

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Other communities[edit]

  • Ainger
  • Berlin
  • Bridgewater Center
  • Columbia
  • Cooney
  • Franklin Junction
  • Hallock
  • Hamer
  • Hillcrest
  • Lock Port
  • Melbern
  • Mina
  • Nettle Lake
  • West Jefferson
  • Williams Center

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 11, 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. ^ "Williams 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. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 11, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". 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. 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. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2016-03-26. 
  17. ^ "Williams County Commissioners". Williams County Ohio Homepage. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°34′N 84°35′W / 41.56°N 84.58°W / 41.56; -84.58