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Darke County, Ohio

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Darke County is a county located in the US state of Ohio As of the 2010 census, the population was 52,9591 Its county seat is Greenville2 The county was created in 1809 and later organized in 18173 It is named for William Darke, an officer in the Revolution4

Darke County comprises the Greenville, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Dayton-Springfield-Sidney, OH Combined Statistical Area

Notable people included Annie Oakley, famed 19th-century markswoman who performed with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, who was born in Darke County; and Lucullus Virgil McWhorter, a farmer and frontiersman who studied and wrote about the historical American Indian tribes of West Virginia and Ohio After moving to Yakima, Washington in 1903, he documented and became an advocate for the contemporary Yakama and Nez Perce peoples In addition, he collected their oral histories Legendary travel author and broadcaster, Lowell Thomas, was born in Darke County

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Adjacent counties
  • 2 Demographics
    • 21 2000 census
    • 22 2010 census
  • 3 Politics
  • 4 Government
  • 5 Education
    • 51 Public school districts
  • 6 Communities
    • 61 City
    • 62 Villages
    • 63 Townships
    • 64 Other communities
  • 7 Historic places
  • 8 See also
  • 9 Footnotes
  • 10 Further reading
  • 11 External links

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 600 square miles 1,600 km2, of which 598 square miles 1,550 km2 is land and 17 square miles 44 km2 03% is water5

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Mercer County north
  • Shelby County northeast
  • Miami County east
  • Montgomery County southeast
  • Preble County south
  • Wayne County, Indiana southwest
  • Randolph County, Indiana west
  • Jay County, Indiana northwest

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1820 3,622
1830 6,204 713%
1840 13,282 1141%
1850 20,276 527%
1860 26,009 283%
1870 32,278 241%
1880 40,496 255%
1890 42,961 61%
1900 42,532 −10%
1910 42,933 09%
1920 42,911 −01%
1930 38,009 −114%
1940 38,831 22%
1950 41,799 76%
1960 45,612 91%
1970 49,141 77%
1980 55,096 121%
1990 53,619 −27%
2000 53,309 −06%
2010 52,959 −07%
Est 2016 51,778 −22%
US Decennial Census7
1790-19608 1900-19909
1990-200010 2010-20131

2000 censusedit

As of the census11 of 2000, there were 53,309 people, 20,419 households, and 14,905 families residing in the county The population density was 89 people per square mile 34/km² There were 21,583 housing units at an average density of 36 per square mile 14/km² The racial makeup of the county was 9809% White, 039% Black or African American, 017% Native American, 025% Asian, 002% Pacific Islander, 034% from other races, and 074% from two or more races 086% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race 431% were of German, 201% American, 81% English, 68% Irish and 58% French ancestry according to Census 2000

There were 20,419 households out of which 3330% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 6100% were married couples living together, 800% had a female householder with no husband present, and 2700% were non-families 2350% 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 256 and the average family size was 303

In the county, the population was spread out with 2630% under the age of 18, 780% from 18 to 24, 2750% from 25 to 44, 2320% from 45 to 64, and 1530% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 37 years For every 100 females there were 9610 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 9330 males

The median income for a household in the county was $39,307, and the median income for a family was $45,735 Males had a median income of $32,933 versus $23,339 for females The per capita income for the county was $18,670 About 600% of families and 800% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1010% of those under age 18 and 920% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 52,959 people, 20,929 households, and 14,673 families residing in the county12 The population density was 885 inhabitants per square mile 342/km2 There were 22,730 housing units at an average density of 380 per square mile 147/km213 The racial makeup of the county was 978% white, 04% black or African American, 03% Asian, 02% American Indian, 04% from other races, and 09% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 12% of the population12 In terms of ancestry, 389% were German, 115% were American, 106% were Irish, and 90% were English14

Of the 20,929 households, 319% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 567% were married couples living together, 90% had a female householder with no husband present, 299% were non-families, and 259% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 250 and the average family size was 300 The median age was 408 years12

The median income for a household in the county was $44,280 and the median income for a family was $53,454 Males had a median income of $40,402 versus $28,310 for females The per capita income for the county was $21,483 About 75% of families and 106% of the population were below the poverty line, including 145% of those under age 18 and 81% of those age 65 or over15

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results16
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 782% 20,012 175% 4,470 44% 1,119
2012 712% 18,108 268% 6,826 20% 496
2008 669% 17,290 308% 7,964 23% 584
2004 696% 18,306 298% 7,846 06% 161
2000 637% 14,817 333% 7,741 30% 709
1996 469% 10,798 385% 8,871 146% 3,363
1992 454% 11,098 287% 7,016 258% 6,312
1988 679% 14,914 312% 6,851 09% 189
1984 728% 16,379 263% 5,904 09% 211
1980 582% 12,773 348% 7,635 71% 1,550
1976 528% 11,580 451% 9,901 22% 472
1972 657% 13,862 310% 6,534 33% 700
1968 538% 10,926 363% 7,371 99% 2,018
1964 408% 8,581 592% 12,433
1960 646% 14,048 355% 7,715
1956 653% 13,447 347% 7,138
1952 643% 13,670 357% 7,597
1948 503% 8,956 492% 8,770 05% 87
1944 581% 11,135 419% 8,036
1940 536% 11,147 464% 9,651
1936 413% 8,375 548% 11,114 39% 794
1932 417% 8,284 559% 11,122 24% 483
1928 663% 11,765 328% 5,822 08% 147
1924 529% 9,166 422% 7,316 48% 839
1920 526% 9,552 466% 8,459 08% 151
1916 398% 4,322 569% 6,186 33% 357
1912 304% 3,107 492% 5,027 203% 2,075
1908 426% 4,951 550% 6,391 24% 281
1904 493% 5,203 476% 5,030 31% 329
1900 438% 4,834 544% 6,003 18% 201
1896 413% 4,384 579% 6,151 08% 84
1892 400% 3,737 526% 4,916 74% 691
1888 418% 4,267 539% 5,495 43% 437
1884 443% 4,390 549% 5,442 08% 79
1880 435% 4,046 555% 5,167 10% 96
1876 434% 3,577 566% 4,667 00% 1
1872 524% 3,069 471% 2,760 06% 34

Governmentedit

Darke County has a 3-member Board of County Commissioners that oversee the various County departments, similar to all but 2 of the 88 Ohio counties Darke County's elected commissioners are: Mike Rhoades, Mike Stegall, and Matt Aultman17

Educationedit

Public school districtsedit

  • Ansonia Local Schools
    • Ansonia High School, Ansonia the Tigers
  • Arcanum-Butler Local School District
    • Arcanum High School, Arcanum the Trojans
  • Franklin Monroe Schools
    • Franklin Monroe Middle School/High School, Pitsburg the Jets
  • Greenville City School District
    • Greenville Senior High School, Greenville the Green Wave
  • Mississinawa Valley Local School District
    • Mississinawa Valley Junior/Senior High School, Union City the Blackhawks
  • Tri-Village Local School District
    • Tri-Village High School, New Madison the Patriots
  • Versailles Exempted Village Schools
    • Versailles High School, Versailles the Tigers

Communitiesedit

Map of Darke County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Cityedit

  • Greenville county seat

Villagesedit

  • Ansonia
  • Arcanum
  • Bradford
  • Burkettsville
  • Castine
  • Gettysburg
  • Gordon
  • Hollansburg
  • Ithaca
  • New Madison
  • New Weston
  • North Star
  • Osgood
  • Palestine
  • Pitsburg
  • Rossburg
  • Union City
  • Versailles
  • Wayne Lakes
  • Yorkshire

Townshipsedit

  • Adams
  • Allen
  • Brown
  • Butler
  • Franklin
  • Greenville
  • Harrison
  • Jackson
  • Liberty
  • Mississinawa
  • Monroe
  • Neave
  • Patterson
  • Richland
  • Twin
  • Van Buren
  • Wabash
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • York

Other communitiesedit

  • Abbottsville
  • Baker
  • Beamsville
  • Braffetsville
  • Brock
  • Coletown
  • Cosmos
  • Dawn
  • Delisle
  • Fort Jefferson
  • Frenchtown
  • Hill Grove
  • Horatio
  • Hunchberger Corners
  • Jaysville
  • Lightsville
  • Nashville
  • New Harrison
  • North Dayton
  • Otterbein
  • Painter Creek
  • Pikeville
  • Poplar Ridge
  • Rose Hill
  • Savona
  • Sharpeye
  • Stelvideo
  • Tampico
  • Weavers
  • Webster
  • Willowdell
  • Woodington
  • Yankeetown

Historic placesedit

Darke County has 25 places listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Darke County Courthouse, Sheriff's House and Jail and the Versailles Town Hall and Wayne Township House

See alsoedit

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

Footnotesedit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 7, 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. ^ Gannett, Henry 1905 The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States Govt Print Off p 100 
  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. ^ "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. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS
  17. ^ "Elected Officals" Darke County Ohio Homepage Retrieved March 13, 2017 

Further readingedit

  • Frazer E Wilson, History of Darke County, Ohio from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time: Also Biographical Sketches of Many Representative Citizens of the County In Two Volumes Milford, OH: Hobart Publishing Co, 1914 Volume 1 | Volume 2
  • A Biographical History of Darke County, Ohio: Compendium of National Biography Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co, 1900
  • The History of Darke County, Ohio Containing a History of the County; Its Cities, Towns, etc; General and Local Statistics; Portraits of Early Settlers and Prominent Men; History of the Northwest Territory; History of Ohio; Map of Darke County; Constitution of the United States, Miscellaneous Matters, etc, etc Chicago: WH Beers and Co, 1880

External linksedit

  • Darke County Government's website
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