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Highland County, Ohio

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Highland County is a county located in the US state of Ohio As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,5892 Its county seat is Hillsboro3 The county is named for the topography which is hilly and divides the watersheds of the Little Miami and Scioto Rivers4

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Adjacent counties
  • 2 Demographics
    • 21 2000 census
    • 22 2010 census
  • 3 Politics
  • 4 Education
    • 41 School districts
  • 5 Libraries
  • 6 Recreation
  • 7 Non-profits
  • 8 Communities
    • 81 City
    • 82 Villages
    • 83 Townships
    • 84 Census-designated places
    • 85 Unincorporated communities
  • 9 See also
  • 10 References
  • 11 External links

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 558 square miles 1,450 km2, of which 553 square miles 1,430 km2 is land and 47 square miles 12 km2 08% is water5

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Fayette County north
  • Ross County northeast
  • Pike County east
  • Adams County southeast
  • Brown County southwest
  • Clinton County northwest

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1810 5,766
1820 12,308 1135%
1830 16,345 328%
1840 22,269 362%
1850 25,781 158%
1860 27,773 77%
1870 29,133 49%
1880 30,281 39%
1890 29,048 −41%
1900 30,982 67%
1910 28,711 −73%
1920 27,610 −38%
1930 25,416 −79%
1940 27,099 66%
1950 28,188 40%
1960 29,716 54%
1970 28,996 −24%
1980 33,477 155%
1990 35,728 67%
2000 40,875 144%
2010 43,589 66%
Est 2016 43,029 −13%
US Decennial Census7
1790-19608 1900-19909
1990-200010 2010-20132

2000 censusedit

As of the census11 of 2010, there were 43,589 people living in Highland County The population density is 788 people per square mile The county is made up of 964% White, 15% Black or African American, 03% Native American, 03% Asian, 15% from two or more races, and 08% Hispanic or Latino

This county is also made up of 62% of people under the age of 5, 247% of people under the age of 18, and 165% of people over the age of 65 The median age is 392 The county is also 51% female

There are 16,963 households in Highland County as of the 2010 census The average household size is 258 persons, while the average family size is 304 persons According to the 2010 census, 419% of the houses in Highland County had children under the age of 18 living with them, 5307% of the houses were married couples living together, 1109% of the houses had a female householder with no husband present, and 2991% of the houses were non-families Individuals made up 2433% of all households and 1102% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older

According to the census, 815% of people over the age of 25 is at least a high school graduate and 111% of people over the age of 25 have earned at least a bachelor's degree The median household income is $39,641 and 176% of people live below the poverty line The per capita income of Highland County is $19,557

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 43,589 people, 16,693 households, and 11,819 families residing in the county12 The population density was 788 inhabitants per square mile 304/km2 There were 19,380 housing units at an average density of 350 per square mile 135/km213 The racial makeup of the county was 965% white, 14% black or African American, 03% American Indian, 02% Asian, 01% from other races, and 15% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 07% of the population12 In terms of ancestry, 238% were German, 149% were Irish, 143% were American, and 107% were English14

Of the 16,693 households, 340% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 531% were married couples living together, 119% had a female householder with no husband present, 292% were non-families, and 243% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 258 and the average family size was 304 The median age was 392 years12

The median income for a household in the county was $39,844 and the median income for a family was $48,604 Males had a median income of $38,892 versus $29,167 for females The per capita income for the county was $18,966 About 124% of families and 162% of the population were below the poverty line, including 222% of those under age 18 and 127% of those age 65 or over15

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results16
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 754% 14,020 203% 3,773 43% 795
2012 638% 11,413 339% 6,054 23% 412
2008 619% 11,907 357% 6,856 24% 468
2004 661% 12,211 335% 6,194 04% 76
2000 630% 9,728 345% 5,328 25% 391
1996 484% 7,102 398% 5,837 118% 1,735
1992 461% 7,020 319% 4,866 220% 3,356
1988 666% 8,776 325% 4,278 09% 124
1984 699% 9,000 294% 3,784 07% 91
1980 594% 7,359 352% 4,363 55% 678
1976 514% 6,853 475% 6,327 11% 151
1972 697% 8,524 283% 3,464 20% 238
1968 518% 6,489 306% 3,828 176% 2,208
1964 451% 5,985 549% 7,281
1960 623% 8,948 377% 5,423
1956 635% 8,397 365% 4,826
1952 622% 8,568 379% 5,219
1948 546% 6,849 453% 5,675 01% 16
1944 599% 7,963 401% 5,336
1940 552% 8,530 448% 6,921
1936 478% 7,392 519% 8,011 03% 48
1932 490% 6,924 501% 7,079 10% 134
1928 681% 8,325 314% 3,836 05% 60
1924 572% 6,845 383% 4,583 46% 548
1920 571% 7,570 426% 5,654 03% 43
1916 478% 3,727 509% 3,964 14% 105
1912 370% 2,757 444% 3,314 186% 1,388
1908 512% 4,149 472% 3,823 16% 126
1904 540% 4,205 427% 3,321 34% 261
1900 495% 4,078 478% 3,938 26% 218
1896 503% 4,106 479% 3,909 18% 144
1892 491% 3,496 443% 3,153 65% 465
1888 486% 3,576 474% 3,489 40% 292
1884 508% 3,683 475% 3,438 17% 124
1880 509% 3,648 487% 3,490 04% 27
1876 501% 3,341 498% 3,323 02% 10
1872 519% 3,171 480% 2,933 01% 5

Educationedit

School districtsedit

Highland County is home to five school districts: Greenfield Exempted Village Schools in Greenfield,17 Hillsboro City Schools in Hillsboro,18 Fairfield Local School District in Leesburg,19 Bright Local School District in Mowrystown,20 and Lychburg-Clay Local School District in Lynchburg21

Librariesedit

The Highland County District Library 1 is the public library system serving Highland County, Ohio The main library is in Hillsboro, with three branches located in Greenfield, Leesburg, and Lynchburg The library is a member of the SEO Consortium which allows patrons access to over 69 million items owned by member libraries

Recreationedit

There are currently several recreational areas in Highland County There is Rocky Fork State Park22 which is located 5 miles east of Hillsboro It provides opportunities to go camping, fishing, boating, swimming, hunting, putt-putt, and disc golf amongst other activities

There is also Paint Creek State Park23 located 13 miles east of Hillsboro Paint Creek offers many of the same activities as Rocky Fork but also offers horse riding, mountain biking, and winter recreational activities

Fort Hill State Memorial is a memorial built by the Hopewell people that is located 10 miles southeast of Hillsboro24 and is believed to be around 2000 years old

Fallsville Wildlife Area25 is located 4 miles north of Hillsboro It offers fishing, hunting, hiking, and wildlife watching

Non-profitsedit

Habitat for Humanity of Highland County 2 was established in 2000, and has since built three homes: one on Johnson St in Hillsboro and two on 2nd St in Greenfield Highland County Habitat is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged

Highlands Sanctuary is a chain of nature preserves centered in Highland County and owned by an organization of the same name

Communitiesedit

Map of Highland County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Cityedit

  • Hillsboro county seat

Villagesedit

  • Greenfield
  • Highland
  • Leesburg
  • Lynchburg
  • Mowrystown
  • Sinking Spring

Townshipsedit

  • Brushcreek
  • Clay
  • Concord
  • Dodson
  • Fairfield
  • Hamer
  • Jackson
  • Liberty
  • Madison
  • Marshall
  • New Market
  • Paint
  • Penn
  • Salem
  • Union
  • Washington
  • Whiteoak

Census-designated placesedit

  • Buford
  • Highland Holiday
  • Rocky Fork Point

Unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Allensburg
  • Belfast
  • Berrysville
  • Boston
  • Bridges
  • Careytown
  • Carmel
  • Centerfield
  • Danville
  • Dodsonville
  • East Danville
  • East Monroe
  • Elmville
  • Fairfax
  • Fairview
  • Folsom
  • Gist Settlement
  • Hariett
  • Harwood
  • Hoagland
  • Hollowtown
  • Marshall
  • New Market
  • New Petersburg
  • Pricetown
  • Rainsboro
  • Russell
  • Samantha
  • Shackleton
  • Stringtown
  • Sugar Tree Ridge
  • Taylorsville
  • Willettsville

See alsoedit

  • Fort Hill State Memorial
  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Highland County, Ohio
  • Highland County Airport
  • Highland County Courthouse
  • Rocky Fork State Park
  • Paint Creek State Park

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Highland 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 8, 2015 
  3. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on 2011-05-31 Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  4. ^ "Highland 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 Archived from the original on May 4, 2014 Retrieved February 8, 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 8, 2015 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved February 8, 2015 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 8, 2015 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved February 8, 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. ^ "Greenfield Exempted Village Schools" Retrieved 2014-07-24 
  18. ^ "Hillsboro City Schools" Retrieved 2014-07-24 
  19. ^ "Leesburg Fairfield School District" Retrieved 2014-07-24 
  20. ^ "Bight Local School District" Retrieved 2014-07-24 
  21. ^ "Lynchburg-Clay School District" Retrieved 2014-07-24 
  22. ^ "Rocky Fork State Park" 
  23. ^ "Paint Creek State Park" 
  24. ^ "Arc of Appalachia Preserve System" Archived from the original on 2014-08-11 
  25. ^ "Fallsville Wildlife Area" 

External linksedit

  • Official website
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Coordinates: 39°11′N 83°36′W / 3918°N 8360°W / 3918; -8360

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