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Adams County, Ohio

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Adams County is a county in the US state of Ohio As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,5503 Its county seat is West Union4 The county is named after John Adams, the second President of the United States5

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Adjacent counties
    • 12 State protected areas
  • 2 Demographics
    • 21 2000 census
    • 22 2010 census
  • 3 Politics
  • 4 Government
  • 5 Library
  • 6 Hospital
  • 7 Communities
    • 71 Villages
    • 72 Townships
    • 73 Census-designated places
    • 74 Other unincorporated communities
  • 8 Places of interest
  • 9 Notable people
  • 10 See also
  • 11 References
  • 12 External links

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 586 square miles 1,520 km2, of which 584 square miles 1,510 km2 is land and 24 square miles 62 km2 04% is water6 It includes many parks and preserves, including one of Ohio's greatest archeological wonders, the Serpent Mound at the Serpent Mound State Memorial in Locust Grove Serpent Mound lends its name to the Serpent Mound crater, the eroded remnant of a huge ancient meteorite impact crater Other areas of note include state parks and national forests like Edge of Appalachia, Shawnee State Park, Adams Lake Park and Robert H Whipple State Nature Preserve7

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Highland County north
  • Pike County northeast
  • Scioto County east
  • Lewis County, Kentucky south
  • Mason County, Kentucky southwest
  • Brown County west

State protected areasedit

  • Adams Lake State Park
  • Chaparral Prairie State Nature Preserve
  • Davis Memorial State Nature Preserve
  • Johnson Ridge State Nature Preserve
  • Lynx Prairie
  • Shoemaker State Nature Preserve
  • Whipple State Nature Preserve

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1800 3,432
1810 9,434 1749%
1820 10,406 103%
1830 12,281 180%
1840 13,183 73%
1850 18,883 432%
1860 20,309 76%
1870 20,750 22%
1880 24,005 157%
1890 26,093 87%
1900 26,328 09%
1910 24,755 −60%
1920 22,403 −95%
1930 20,381 −90%
1940 21,705 65%
1950 20,499 −56%
1960 19,982 −25%
1970 18,957 −51%
1980 24,328 283%
1990 25,371 43%
2000 27,330 77%
2010 28,550 45%
Est 2016 27,907 −23%
US Decennial Census9
1790-196010 1900-199011
1990-200012 2010-20133

2000 censusedit

As of the census13 of 2000, 27,330 people, 10,501 households, and 7,613 families resided in the county The population density was 47 people per square mile 18/km² There were 11,822 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile 8/km² The racial makeup of the county was 9777% White, 018% Black or African American, 068% Native American, 012% Asian, 003% Pacific Islander, 011% from other races, and 110% from two or more races 064% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race 385% were of American, 198% German, 117% Irish and 89% English ancestry according to Census 2000

There were 10,501 households out of which 3400% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 5710% were married couples living together, 1040% had a female householder with no husband present, and 2750% were non-families 2400% of all households were made up of individuals and 1100% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 257 and the average family size was 303

In the county, the population was spread out with 2640% under the age of 18, 870% from 18 to 24, 2820% from 25 to 44, 2340% from 45 to 64, and 1330% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 36 years For every 100 females there were 9610 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 9480 males

The median income for a household in the county was $29,315, and the median income for a family was $34,714 Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $20,433 for females The per capita income for the county was $14,515 About 1280% of families and 1740% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2030% of those under age 18 and 1600% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, 28,550 people, 11,147 households, and 7,793 families resided in the county14 The population density was 489 inhabitants per square mile 189/km2 There were 12,978 housing units at an average density of 222 per square mile 86/km215 The racial makeup of the county was 977% white, 04% American Indian, 03% black or African American, 01% Asian, 02% from other races, and 13% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 09% of the population14 In terms of ancestry, 176% were German, 165% were American, 153% were Irish, and 98% were English16

Of the 11,147 households, 335% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 522% were married couples living together, 121% had a female householder with no husband present, 301% were non-families, and 259% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 253 and the average family size was 301 The median age was 396 years14

The median income for a household in the county was $32,791 and the median income for a family was $40,305 Males had a median income of $37,277 versus $25,746 for females The per capita income for the county was $17,693 About 188% of families and 230% of the population were below the poverty line, including 300% of those under age 18 and 168% of those age 65 or over17

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results18
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 759% 8,659 204% 2,326 37% 427
2012 618% 6,865 358% 3,976 25% 277
2008 606% 6,914 365% 4,170 29% 330
2004 638% 7,653 357% 4,281 06% 66
2000 623% 6,380 350% 3,581 27% 274
1996 459% 4,763 416% 4,317 125% 1,301
1992 439% 4,722 372% 3,998 190% 2,038
1988 607% 5,916 384% 3,740 09% 88
1984 628% 6,113 363% 3,534 08% 82
1980 538% 5,336 419% 4,161 43% 431
1976 478% 4,197 507% 4,450 15% 133
1972 632% 4,980 344% 2,709 25% 193
1968 515% 3,973 348% 2,685 136% 1,050
1964 425% 3,702 575% 5,005
1960 606% 5,996 394% 3,900
1956 591% 5,637 409% 3,894
1952 589% 5,648 411% 3,937
1948 542% 5,103 456% 4,293 01% 12
1944 583% 5,590 417% 3,998
1940 552% 6,180 448% 5,007
1936 502% 5,910 496% 5,832 02% 28
1932 444% 4,857 541% 5,909 15% 165
1928 652% 5,665 345% 3,000 02% 20
1924 525% 4,315 457% 3,762 18% 149
1920 541% 4,974 456% 4,194 03% 31
1916 482% 2,819 494% 2,887 24% 141
1912 380% 1,863 465% 2,279 155% 757
1908 521% 3,432 463% 3,048 16% 106
1904 520% 3,252 447% 2,796 33% 208
1900 518% 3,535 464% 3,169 17% 119
1896 501% 3,338 488% 3,248 11% 73
1892 484% 2,903 473% 2,832 43% 258
1888 477% 2,870 502% 3,022 20% 123
1884 491% 2,833 500% 2,886 10% 57
1880 484% 2,563 514% 2,725 02% 9
1876 455% 2,141 541% 2,546 05% 22
1872 486% 1,877 511% 1,972 03% 11

Governmentedit

Adams County has a three-member Board of County Commissioners who oversee the various County departments, similar to all but two of the 88 Ohio counties Adams County's elected commissioners are: Brian Baldridge, Ty Pell, and Theresa Ward19

See also: Ohio county government

Libraryedit

The Adams County Public Library serves the communities of Adams County, Ohio from its administrative location in Peebles and branches in Manchester, West Union, and Seaman

In 2005, the library system loaned more than 264,000 items to its 14,000 cardholders Total holdings as of 2005update were over 101,000 volumes with over 250 periodical subscriptions20

Hospitaledit

Adams County is served by the Adams County Regional Medical Center at 230 Medical Center Drive in Seaman The hospital was previously known as Adams County Hospital, and was in West Union It was renamed and relocated to Seaman, and is easily accessible from the Appalachian Highway

Communitiesedit

Map of Adams County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Villagesedit

  • Manchester
  • Peebles
  • Rome
  • Seaman
  • West Union
  • Winchester

Townshipsedit

  • Bratton
  • Brush Creek
  • Franklin
  • Green
  • Jefferson
  • Liberty
  • Manchester
  • Meigs
  • Monroe
  • Oliver
  • Scott
  • Sprigg
  • Tiffin
  • Wayne
  • Winchester

Census-designated placesedit

  • Bentonville
  • Cherry Fork

Other unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Bacon Flat
  • Beasley Fork
  • Beaver Pond
  • Blue Creek
  • Bradysville
  • Catbird
  • Cedar Mills
  • Clayton
  • Dunkinsville
  • Eckmansville
  • Emerald
  • Fairview
  • Fawcett
  • Grooms
  • Harshaville
  • Jacksonville
  • Jaybird
  • Jessup
  • Jones Corner
  • Lawshe
  • Locust Grove
  • Louden
  • Louisville
  • Lynx
  • Marble Furnace
  • May Hill
  • Mineral Springs
  • Panhandle
  • Pine Gap
  • Rockville
  • Sandy Springs
  • Scrub Ridge
  • Smoky Corners
  • Squirreltown
  • Selig
  • Steam Furnace
  • Sunshine
  • Tranquility
  • Tulip
  • Unity
  • Wamsley
  • Wheat Ridge
  • Whippoorwill
  • Wrightsville
  • Youngsville

Places of interestedit

  • Great Serpent Mound
  • Counterfeit House in the Manchester, OH area, the only home constructed for the purposes of counterfeiting US currency21
  • Brushcreek Motorsports Complex22

Notable peopleedit

  • Cowboy Copas, 1913-1963, country music singer who died in the plane crash that also killed Patsy Cline and Hawkshaw Hawkins
  • John Glasgow Kerr, 1824-1901, born in Adams County, noted physician and medical missionary; founder of the first hospital for the insane in China, at Canton, China23
  • John P Leedom, 1847-1895, born in Adams County, United States congressman from Ohio and Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives23
  • Daniel McCann, 1816 - 1890, born in Adams County, sold the eagle Old Abe to the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment
  • Jack Roush, 1942-,is the founder, CEO, and co-owner along with John Henry of Roush Fenway Racing, a NASCAR team headquartered in Concord, North Carolina, and is Chairman of the Board of Roush Enterprises

See alsoedit

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Adams County, Ohio

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Adams County" PDF Ohio Department of Development Archived from the original PDF on 2007-06-21 Retrieved 2007-04-28 
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" US Census Bureau August 15, 2017 Retrieved August 15, 2017 
  3. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on July 6, 2011 Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  4. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on 2011-05-31 Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  5. ^ Taylor, William Alexander 1899 Ohio Statesmen and Annals of Progress Press of the Westbote Company p 243 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Archived from the original on May 4, 2014 Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  7. ^ Volkman, Claire "The 10 Best Midwest Foliage Drives to Leaf Peep Like a Champ" iExplorecom Inside-Out Media Retrieved 21 September 2016 
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  9. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  14. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  15. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  16. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  17. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  18. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS
  19. ^ "Adams County Commissioners" Adams County Ohio Government Portal Retrieved December 9, 2014 
  20. ^ "2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town" State Library of Ohio Archived from the original on 24 September 2006 Retrieved November 6, 2006 
  21. ^ 1 Counterfeit House Retrieved 4-30-09
  22. ^ 2
  23. ^ a b Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896 Marquis Who's Who 1967 

External linksedit

  • Adams County Government Website
  • Adams County Travel and Visitors Bureau
  • Adams County Public Library
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Coordinates: 38°50′N 83°29′W / 3884°N 8348°W / 3884; -8348

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