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Harrison County, Ohio

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Harrison County is a county located in the US state of Ohio As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,864,3 making it the fifth-least populous county in Ohio Its county seat is Cadiz4 The county is named for General William Henry Harrison, who was later President of the United States5

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
    • 21 Adjacent counties
    • 22 Conotton Creek Trail
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 2000 census
    • 32 2010 census
  • 4 Politics
  • 5 Communities
    • 51 Villages
    • 52 Townships
    • 53 Census-designated place
    • 54 Unincorporated communities
  • 6 Notable residents
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Historyedit

Harrison County was formed from parts of Jefferson and Tuscarawas Counties in 1813 The county was named after General William Henry Harrison, the hero of the battle of Tippecanoe in the War of 1812 <and later to become the 9th US President

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 411 square miles 1,060 km2, of which 402 square miles 1,040 km2 is land and 84 square miles 22 km2 21% is water6

On May 16, 2013 the Chicago Tribune Business section reported that the Utica Shale underlying Harrison County shows promise as a tight oil production zone7 To produce tight oil in large quantities would require horizontal drilling and fracturing of the shale formation as is being done in North Dakota and Texascitation needed

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Carroll County north
  • Jefferson County east
  • Belmont County south
  • Guernsey County southwest
  • Tuscarawas County west

Conotton Creek Trailedit

The Conotton Creek Trail is a rails-to-trails path that runs along Conotton Creek from Bowerston to Jewett in northern Harrison County, Ohio The paved multi-use trail is 114 miles or 183 kilometers long

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1820 14,345
1830 20,916 458%
1840 20,099 −39%
1850 20,157 03%
1860 19,110 −52%
1870 18,682 −22%
1880 20,456 95%
1890 20,830 18%
1900 20,486 −17%
1910 19,076 −69%
1920 19,625 29%
1930 18,844 −40%
1940 20,313 78%
1950 19,054 −62%
1960 17,995 −56%
1970 17,013 −55%
1980 18,152 67%
1990 16,085 −114%
2000 15,856 −14%
2010 15,864 01%
Est 2016 15,307 −35%
US Decennial Census9
1790-196010 1900-199011
1990-200012 2010-20133

2000 censusedit

As of the census13 of 2000, there were 15,856 people, 6,398 households, and 4,516 families residing in the county The population density was 39 people per square mile 15/km² There were 7,680 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile 7/km² The racial makeup of the county was 9649% White, 219% Black or African American, 008% Native American, 011% Asian, 001% Pacific Islander, 009% from other races, and 103% from two or more races 037% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race

There were 6,398 households out of which 291% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 585% were married couples living together, 88% had a female householder with no husband present, and 294% were non-families 256% of all households were made up of individuals and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 244 and the average family size was 292

In the county, the population was spread out with 23% under the age of 18, 69% from 18 to 24, 266% from 25 to 44, 258% from 45 to 64, and 177% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 41 years For every 100 females there were 941 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 899 males

The median income for a household in the county was $30,318, and the median income for a family was $36,646 Males had a median income of $30,485 versus $18,813 for females The per capita income for the county was $16,479 133% of the population and 11% of families were below the poverty line 175% of those under the age of 18 and 84% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 15,864 people, 6,526 households, and 4,452 families residing in the county14 The population density was 394 inhabitants per square mile 152/km2 There were 8,170 housing units at an average density of 203 per square mile 78/km215 The racial makeup of the county was 959% white, 21% black or African American, 01% Asian, 01% American Indian, 01% from other races, and 16% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 05% of the population14 In terms of ancestry, 209% were German, 155% were Irish, 90% were English, 89% were American, and 57% were Polish16

Of the 6,526 households, 281% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 534% were married couples living together, 95% had a female householder with no husband present, 318% were non-families, and 271% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 240 and the average family size was 288 The median age was 444 years14

The median income for a household in the county was $35,363 and the median income for a family was $44,325 Males had a median income of $38,489 versus $24,063 for females The per capita income for the county was $19,318 About 141% of families and 184% of the population were below the poverty line, including 263% of those under age 18 and 126% of those age 65 or over17

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results18
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 718% 5,098 238% 1,688 45% 319
2012 562% 4,019 412% 2,950 26% 184
2008 495% 3,872 471% 3,683 34% 262
2004 527% 4,274 466% 3,780 07% 55
2000 477% 3,417 468% 3,351 55% 393
1996 312% 2,310 503% 3,721 185% 1,371
1992 292% 2,289 489% 3,830 218% 1,708
1988 455% 3,298 535% 3,881 10% 73
1984 555% 4,276 437% 3,370 09% 66
1980 526% 3,639 412% 2,848 62% 429
1976 457% 3,509 530% 4,070 13% 102
1972 650% 4,554 341% 2,388 10% 68
1968 459% 3,532 467% 3,594 75% 574
1964 362% 2,928 638% 5,159
1960 588% 5,191 412% 3,641
1956 658% 5,444 342% 2,831
1952 595% 5,306 405% 3,614
1948 547% 4,215 444% 3,422 08% 63
1944 606% 5,194 394% 3,381
1940 557% 5,729 443% 4,559
1936 476% 4,779 521% 5,231 04% 35
1932 564% 4,759 416% 3,512 20% 168
1928 794% 6,095 198% 1,516 09% 65
1924 660% 4,904 269% 1,999 71% 531
1920 666% 5,053 326% 2,473 08% 58
1916 558% 2,517 423% 1,911 19% 86
1912 424% 1,950 373% 1,714 203% 932
1908 594% 3,069 379% 1,961 27% 140
1904 634% 3,115 321% 1,578 45% 220
1900 579% 3,274 400% 2,261 21% 116
1896 574% 3,151 409% 2,245 18% 97
1892 516% 2,541 413% 2,032 71% 351
1888 549% 2,763 383% 1,927 68% 340
1884 554% 2,765 416% 2,077 30% 150
1880 565% 2,767 425% 2,082 09% 46
1876 556% 2,564 438% 2,020 07% 32
1872 574% 2,303 422% 1,695 04% 17

Communitiesedit

Map of Harrison County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Villagesedit

  • Adena
  • Bowerston
  • Cadiz county seat
  • Deersville
  • Freeport
  • Harrisville
  • Hopedale
  • Jewett
  • New Athens
  • Scio

Townshipsedit

  • Archer
  • Athens
  • Cadiz
  • Franklin
  • Freeport
  • German
  • Green
  • Monroe
  • Moorefield
  • North
  • Nottingham
  • Rumley
  • Short Creek
  • Stock
  • Washington

Census-designated placeedit

  • Tippecanoe

Unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Georgetown
  • Germano
  • New Rumley
  • Piedmont
  • Pittsburgh Junction

Notable residentsedit

  • John Bingham - Representative to Congress and author of significant portions of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution
  • Benjamin Cowen - Assistant Secretary of the Interior, who was principal political facilitator in establishing Yellowstone National Park and the idea that the use of national parks is for all Americans
  • George Custer - served in the American Civil War and was killed in the Battle of Little Big Horn
  • Thomas Custer - Medal of Honor recipient, and brother to George Custer
  • Clark Gable - actor
  • Edwin Stanton - Secretary of War in the Abraham Lincoln administration
  • Cy Young - Baseball pitcher and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • William Henry Holmes - anthropologist, archaeologist, geologist, and museum director

See alsoedit

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

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Harrison County" PDF Ohio Department of Development Archived from the original PDF on 2007-06-21 Retrieved 2007-04-28 
  2. ^ "Harrison County, Ohio" Archived from the original on 2007-06-08 Retrieved 2007-04-14 
  3. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 8, 2015 
  4. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on 2011-05-31 Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  5. ^ "Harrison County data" Ohio State University Extension Data Center Retrieved 2007-04-28 dead link
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Archived from the original on May 4, 2014 Retrieved February 8, 2015 
  7. ^ McAllister, Edward; Zawadzki, Sabina May 16, 2013 "Ohio's well data shatters shale oil hopes" Chicago Tribune Reuters Retrieved May 20, 2013 
  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 8, 2015 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved February 8, 2015 
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 8, 2015 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved February 8, 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

External linksedit

  • Harrison County website
  • Harrison County Sheriff's Office
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Coordinates: 40°17′N 81°05′W / 4029°N 8109°W / 4029; -8109

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