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Clinton County, Ohio

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Clinton County is a county located in the US state of Ohio As of the 2010 census, the population was 42,0402 The county seat is Wilmington3 The county is named for former US Vice President George Clinton4

Clinton County comprises the Wilmington, Ohio Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Cincinnati-Wilmington-Maysville, OH-KY-IN Combined Statistical Area

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
    • 21 Adjacent counties
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 2000 census
    • 32 2010 census
  • 4 Politics
  • 5 Government
  • 6 Education
  • 7 Recreation
  • 8 Communities
    • 81 City
    • 82 Villages
    • 83 Townships
    • 84 Unincorporated communities
    • 85 Ghost town
  • 9 See also
  • 10 References
  • 11 External links

Historyedit

Clinton County was formed on February 19, 1810 from sections of Highland County and Warren County It was named after George Clinton, a soldier, politician, Governor of New York, and Vice President of the United States According to The Descendants of William Sabin, compiled by Gordon Alan Morris, Thomas J Prittie, and Dixie Prittie, one of the first Caucasian children born in the county was Mary Stuart Sabin, daughter of Dr Warren Sabin, c 1812 Genealogical records also indicate Williston T Mendenhall was born in Clarksville, Clinton County on 24 November 1811

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 412 square miles 1,070 km2, of which 409 square miles 1,060 km2 is land and 36 square miles 93 km2 09% is water5

The entire county lies within the Little Miami River watershed, with the exception of extreme eastern areas, which are within the Scioto River watershed Clinton County lies within the till plains physiographic region, and is somewhat flat or gently rolling The northern two thirds of the county were covered with an ice sheet during the Wisconsinan Stage, while the southern third was covered by ice sheets during the much older Illinoian Stage Because of such a history with ice, glacial features are readily found on the landscape, such as moraines and kames

The general elevation of the county is roughly 1,050 feet 320 m above sea level, and there are few areas in the county that deviate from this more than 200 feet 61 m

The climate of Clinton County can be classified as humid continental It is one of the coolest and wettest counties in southern Ohio, although differences between it and other southern Ohio counties are usually very slight Clinton County averages 42 inches 1,100 mm of precipitation per year, including 30 inches 760 mm of snow Note: 1 inch of snow does not equal one inch of precipitation Average July high temperatures reach the mid and upper 80s F although temperatures above 90 F are common, while lows are typically in the 60s F January high temperatures typically reach the low and mid 30s F, while lows generally bottom out in the 10s F, although lows in the single digits and even below 0 F are common

Interstate 71 crosses the northern third of the county, trending northeast to southwest and connecting Clinton County to Columbus, Ohio and Cincinnati Clinton County is part of the Cincinnati-Middletown-Wilmington Combined Statistical Area, although there is little true urban activity in the county US Route 68 is the major north-south route through the county, while US Route 22 runs east-west Several other state and local highways serve the residents of Clinton County

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Greene County north
  • Fayette County northeast
  • Highland County southeast
  • Brown County south
  • Clermont County southwest
  • Warren County west

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1810 2,674
1820 8,085 2024%
1830 11,436 414%
1840 15,719 375%
1850 18,838 198%
1860 21,461 139%
1870 21,914 21%
1880 24,756 130%
1890 24,240 −21%
1900 24,202 −02%
1910 23,680 −22%
1920 23,036 −27%
1930 21,547 −65%
1940 22,574 48%
1950 25,572 133%
1960 30,004 173%
1970 31,464 49%
1980 34,603 100%
1990 35,415 23%
2000 40,543 145%
2010 42,040 37%
Est 2016 41,902 −03%
US Decennial Census7
1790-19608 1900-19909
1990-200010 2010-20132

2000 censusedit

As of the census of 2000, there were 40,543 people, 15,416 households, and 11,068 families residing in the county The population density was 99 people per square mile 38/km² There were 16,577 housing units at an average density of 40 per square mile 16/km² The racial makeup of the county was 9599% White, 219% Black or African American, 026% Native American, 038% Asian, 020% from other races, and 097% from two or more races 066% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race 293% were of American, 222% German, 121% English and 109% Irish ancestry according to 2000 census

In 2005 947% of the county's population was non-Hispanic whites Latinos were 13% of the population

There were 15,416 households out of which 3470% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 5740% were married couples living together, 1010% had a female householder with no husband present, and 2820% were non-families 2370% of all households were made up of individuals and 990% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 256 and the average family size was 303

In the county, the population was spread out with 2640% under the age of 18, 1020% from 18 to 24, 2910% from 25 to 44, 2210% from 45 to 64, and 1220% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 35 years For every 100 females there were 9610 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 9270 males

The median income for a household in the county was $40,467, and the median income for a family was $48,158 Males had a median income of $34,448 versus $23,846 for females The per capita income for the county was $18,462 About 640% of families and 860% of the population were below the poverty line, including 990% of those under age 18 and 1160% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 42,040 people, 16,210 households, and 11,364 families residing in the county11 The population density was 1029 inhabitants per square mile 397/km2 There were 18,133 housing units at an average density of 444 per square mile 171/km212 The racial makeup of the county was 947% white, 22% black or African American, 05% Asian, 02% American Indian, 05% from other races, and 19% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 13% of the population11 In terms of ancestry, 264% were German, 154% were Irish, 120% were American, and 119% were English13

Of the 16,210 households, 335% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 529% were married couples living together, 119% had a female householder with no husband present, 299% were non-families, and 251% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 252 and the average family size was 299 The median age was 387 years11

The median income for a household in the county was $46,261 and the median income for a family was $56,208 Males had a median income of $42,134 versus $31,380 for females The per capita income for the county was $22,163 About 112% of families and 140% of the population were below the poverty line, including 186% of those under age 18 and 79% of those age 65 or over14

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results15
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 737% 13,838 217% 4,066 46% 862
2012 661% 12,009 319% 5,791 21% 383
2008 642% 12,409 339% 6,558 19% 375
2004 703% 12,938 294% 5,417 03% 59
2000 652% 9,824 318% 4,791 30% 455
1996 517% 7,504 365% 5,303 118% 1,714
1992 474% 7,290 301% 4,638 225% 3,463
1988 697% 8,856 295% 3,746 08% 97
1984 738% 9,603 256% 3,332 06% 83
1980 619% 7,675 320% 3,967 61% 758
1976 562% 6,597 423% 4,959 15% 181
1972 741% 8,140 247% 2,709 13% 139
1968 566% 6,265 269% 2,982 165% 1,830
1964 483% 6,082 517% 6,514
1960 653% 8,464 347% 4,498
1956 701% 7,919 299% 3,382
1952 678% 8,191 322% 3,885
1948 613% 6,009 384% 3,758 03% 32
1944 660% 7,200 340% 3,713
1940 586% 7,027 414% 4,964
1936 517% 6,265 477% 5,785 06% 77
1932 524% 5,953 462% 5,252 14% 163
1928 730% 7,150 266% 2,603 05% 44
1924 671% 5,954 281% 2,496 48% 426
1920 656% 6,947 340% 3,598 04% 43
1916 566% 3,520 418% 2,602 16% 99
1912 487% 2,916 336% 2,010 178% 1,064
1908 615% 4,107 369% 2,464 17% 112
1904 658% 3,937 305% 1,826 37% 221
1900 617% 4,149 356% 2,394 26% 178
1896 602% 4,144 386% 2,657 12% 85
1892 589% 3,491 350% 2,076 61% 362
1888 595% 3,816 360% 2,305 45% 289
1884 612% 3,864 362% 2,284 26% 165
1880 643% 3,937 354% 2,167 03% 20
1876 623% 3,500 365% 2,048 13% 70
1872 627% 3,105 360% 1,786 13% 65

Clinton County is a strongly Republican county: since at least 1880 the only Democrat to win a majority in the county has been Lyndon Johnson in 1964, and he did so by only four hundred and thirty-two votes

Governmentedit

See also: Ohio county government

The Clinton County Courthouse was built in 1915 in Wilmington The courthouse is located at 53 E Main Street

The Wilmington Public Library of Clinton County serves the communities of Clinton County from its administrative offices and main library in Wilmington and its Clinton Massie branch in Clarksville In 2005, the library loaned more than 161,000 items to its 17,000 cardholders Total holdings as of 2005 were over 64,000 volumes with over 90 periodical subscriptions16

Educationedit

The following school districts have territory in Clinton County Those primarily in Clinton are in bold, those primarily in other counties are in italics The county a district is primarily located in is bolded

  • Blanchester Local School District also in Brown, Clermont, and Warren
  • Clinton Massie Local School District also in Warren
  • East Clinton Local also in Fayette, Greene, and Highland
  • Fairfield Local School District also in Highland
  • Fayetteville-Perry Local School District also in Brown
  • Greeneview Local School District also in Greene
  • Lynchburg-Clay Local School District also in Highland
  • Miami Trace Local School District also in Fayette
  • Wilmington City School District also in Greene
  • Xenia City School District also in Greene and Warren

Recreationedit

Clinton County is home to Cowan Lake State Park, where outdoor recreationalists enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, bicycling, camping, and wildlife viewing The northwestern border of Clinton County is formed by Caesar Creek Lake, which is part of Caesar Creek State Park Fossil hunting is popular here, in addition to similar activities enjoyed at Cowan Lake Wilmington College in Wilmington has several NCAA Division III athletic programs, whose events can be attended by the public The city is also the home of the Clinton County Corn Festival

In terms of professional sports, Clinton County is firmly within the Cincinnati market Many residents are supporters of the baseball Cincinnati Reds and football Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati is a one-hour or less drive away for nearly all Clinton County residents

Communitiesedit

Map of Clinton County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Cityedit

  • Wilmington county seat

Villagesedit

  • Blanchester
  • Clarksville
  • Lynchburg
  • Martinsville
  • Midland
  • New Vienna
  • Port William
  • Sabina

Townshipsedit

  • Adams
  • Chester
  • Clark
  • Green
  • Jefferson
  • Liberty
  • Marion
  • Richland
  • Union
  • Vernon
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • Wilson

Unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Bloomington
  • Burtonville
  • Cuba
  • Farmers Station
  • Gurneyville
  • Jonesboro
  • Lees Creek
  • Lumberton
  • McKays Station
  • Melvin
  • Memphis
  • Morrisville
  • New Antioch
  • North Kingman
  • Oakland
  • Ogden
  • Powder Lick
  • Reesville
  • Sligo
  • South Kingman
  • Wallopsburg
  • Westboro

Ghost townedit

  • New Burlington

See alsoedit

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Clinton County, Ohio
  • Clinton Field

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Clinton County" PDF Ohio Department of Development Archived from the original PDF on 2007-06-21 Retrieved 2007-04-28 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  3. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on 2011-05-31 Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  4. ^ Taylor, William Alexander 1899 Ohio Statesmen and Annals of Progress Press of the Westbote Company p 244 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Archived from the original on May 4, 2014 Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  7. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved February 7, 2015 
  11. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  12. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  13. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  14. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS
  16. ^ "2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town" State Library of Ohio Archived from the original on 2006-09-24 Retrieved October 3, 2006 

External linksedit

  • Clinton County Government's website
  • Clinton County Ohio Convention and Visitor's Bureau
  • Clinton County Genealogical and Historical Societies
  • Wilmington Public Library of Clinton County website
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Coordinates: 39°25′N 83°49′W / 3941°N 8381°W / 3941; -8381

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