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Knox County, Ohio

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Knox County is a county located in the US state of Ohio As of the 2010 census, the population was 60,9212 Its county seat is Mount Vernon3 The county is named for Henry Knox, an officer in the American Revolutionary War who was later the first Secretary of War4

Knox County comprises the Mount Vernon, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH Combined Statistical Area

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
    • 21 Adjacent counties
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 2000 census
    • 32 2010 census
  • 4 Politics
  • 5 Government
  • 6 Economy
  • 7 Education
  • 8 Communities
    • 81 City
    • 82 Villages
    • 83 Townships
    • 84 Census-designated places
    • 85 Unincorporated communities
  • 9 Notable residents
  • 10 See also
  • 11 References
  • 12 External links

Historyedit

Knox County was formed from Fairfield County5 in 1808 A rich African American cultural heritage has existed in the county since its founding6

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 530 square miles 1,400 km2, of which 525 square miles 1,360 km2 is land and 41 square miles 11 km2 08% is water7 Approximately 58% of the county is farmland and 28% is forested8 Most of the county lies in the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau with rolling hills and valleys Although the relief is not sharp, some elevations in the county reach over 1400 feet above sea level

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Richland County north
  • Ashland County far northeast
  • Holmes County northeast
  • Coshocton County east
  • Licking County south
  • Delaware County southwest
  • Morrow County northwest

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1810 2,149
1820 8,326 2874%
1830 17,085 1052%
1840 29,579 731%
1850 28,872 −24%
1860 27,735 −39%
1870 26,333 −51%
1880 27,431 42%
1890 27,600 06%
1900 27,768 06%
1910 30,181 87%
1920 29,580 −20%
1930 29,338 −08%
1940 31,024 57%
1950 35,287 137%
1960 38,808 100%
1970 41,795 77%
1980 46,304 108%
1990 47,473 25%
2000 54,500 148%
2010 60,921 118%
Est 2016 60,814 −02%
US Decennial Census10
1790–196011 1900–199012
1990–200013 2010–20132

2000 censusedit

As of the census14 of 2010,15 there were 60,921 people, 22,607 households, and 15,693 families residing in the county There were 24,997 housing units The racial makeup of the county was 967% White, 08% Black or African American, 02% Native American, 06% Asian, 003% Pacific Islander, 04% from other races, and 12% from two or more races 12% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race

There were 22,607 households out of which 295% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 552% were married couples living together, 97% had a female householder with no husband present, and 306% were non-families 257% of all households were made up of individuals and 274% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 254 and the average family size was 304

In the county, the population was spread out with 280% under the age of 20, 79% from 20 to 24, 225% from 25 to 44, 270% from 45 to 64, and 148% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 383 years For every 100 females there were 9470 males For every 100 females, there were 954 males

The median income for a household in the county was $48,734, and the median income for a family was $50,034 The per capita income for the county was $22,628 About 94% of families and 130% of the population were below the poverty line, including 192% of those under age 18 and 83% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 60,921 people, 22,607 households, and 15,693 families residing in the county16 The population density was 1159 inhabitants per square mile 447/km2 There were 25,118 housing units at an average density of 478 per square mile 185/km217 The racial makeup of the county was 967% white, 08% black or African American, 06% Asian, 02% American Indian, 04% from other races, and 12% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 12% of the population16 In terms of ancestry, 305% were German, 144% were Irish, 139% were English, and 92% were American18

Of the 22,607 households, 324% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 552% were married couples living together, 97% had a female householder with no husband present, 306% were non-families, and 257% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 254 and the average family size was 304 The median age was 383 years16

The median income for a household in the county was $45,655 and the median income for a family was $55,881 Males had a median income of $41,762 versus $30,836 for females The per capita income for the county was $21,204 About 91% of families and 131% of the population were below the poverty line, including 188% of those under age 18 and 95% of those age 65 or over19

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results20
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 661% 19,131 283% 8,171 56% 1,625
2012 607% 17,266 368% 10,470 26% 727
2008 588% 16,640 389% 11,014 22% 631
2004 631% 17,068 363% 9,820 06% 157
2000 630% 13,393 336% 7,133 35% 734
1996 506% 10,159 377% 7,562 117% 2,347
1992 416% 9,044 334% 7,259 250% 5,442
1988 634% 12,180 358% 6,882 07% 138
1984 707% 14,062 288% 5,730 06% 109
1980 571% 10,384 362% 6,586 67% 1,225
1976 544% 9,290 431% 7,361 25% 430
1972 640% 10,705 321% 5,370 40% 664
1968 550% 9,072 347% 5,725 103% 1,695
1964 393% 7,258 607% 11,222
1960 659% 12,711 341% 6,565
1956 714% 12,347 287% 4,958
1952 691% 12,705 310% 5,694
1948 583% 8,607 415% 6,120 02% 28
1944 641% 9,963 359% 5,573
1940 593% 10,303 407% 7,081
1936 478% 7,956 500% 8,315 22% 370
1932 534% 8,272 453% 7,008 13% 206
1928 731% 10,028 262% 3,601 07% 95
1924 574% 7,519 361% 4,721 65% 853
1920 560% 8,178 435% 6,361 05% 71
1916 435% 3,646 546% 4,578 19% 159
1912 321% 2,530 460% 3,632 219% 1,732
1908 491% 4,318 481% 4,233 28% 245
1904 562% 4,235 403% 3,036 36% 269
1900 506% 4,011 479% 3,797 16% 125
1896 477% 3,762 515% 4,062 08% 60
1892 460% 3,347 479% 3,489 61% 444
1888 487% 3,588 479% 3,528 35% 255
1884 490% 3,573 484% 3,530 25% 185
1880 488% 3,432 494% 3,475 18% 123
1876 482% 3,151 504% 3,301 14% 92
1872 494% 2,773 487% 2,730 19% 106

Governmentedit

See also: Ohio county government

Roster of County Officials:

  • Commissioners: Teresa Bemiller, Roger Reed, Thom Collier
  • Prosecutor: Chip McConville
  • Sheriff: David Shaffer
  • Auditor: Jonette Curry
  • Treasurer: Shelly Coon
  • Recorder: John Lybarger
  • Clerk of Courts: Mary Jo Hawkins
  • Engineer: Cameron Keaton
  • Judge, Common Pleas Court: Otho Eyster
  • Judge, Juvenile/Probate: Jennifer Springer

Economyedit

A large portion of Knox County's economy is based on agriculture, with gross cash receipts for crops and livestock at $110 million for 2011 Corn is the primary crop, followed by soybeans and livestock8 Mount Vernon, the county seat, is home to major employers in the county, Siemens Energy Inc formerly Rolls-Royce Energy Systems, Inc and Cooper Industries before that and Ariel Corporation, both of which are manufacturers of components used in the natural gas industry Major employers in the county also include Kenyon College located in Gambier, Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, and the Kokosing Construction Company near Fredericktown

Educationedit

  • Kenyon College
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University
  • Central Ohio Technical College

Communitiesedit

Map of Knox County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Cityedit

  • Mount Vernon county seat

Villagesedit

  • Centerburg
  • Danville
  • Fredericktown
  • Gambier
  • Gann
  • Martinsburg
  • Utica

Townshipsedit

  • Berlin
  • Brown
  • Butler
  • Clay
  • Clinton
  • College
  • Harrison
  • Hilliar
  • Howard
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Liberty
  • Middlebury
  • Milford
  • Miller
  • Monroe
  • Morgan
  • Morris
  • Pike
  • Pleasant
  • Union
  • Wayne

Census-designated placesedit

  • Bladensburg
  • Howard

Unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Amity
  • Ankenytown
  • Bangs
  • Batemantown
  • Brandon
  • Five Corners
  • Green Valley
  • Greer
  • Hunt
  • Jelloway
  • Knox
  • Lock
  • Lucerne
  • Millwood
  • Monroe Mills
  • Morgan Center
  • Mt Liberty
  • North Liberty
  • Palmyra
  • Pipesville
  • Rich Hill
  • Waterford
  • Zuck

Notable residentsedit

  • Thomas Peter Akers, United States Congressman21
  • Paul Lynde, actor Bewitched, Hollywood Squares
  • Dan Emmett, songwriter of "Dixie"
  • George Hunt, Illinois Attorney General

See alsoedit

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

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Knox 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 Archived from the original on July 6, 2011 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. ^ Gannett, Henry 1905 The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States Government Printing Office p 177 
  5. ^ Miller, Charles Christian 1912 History of Fairfield County, Ohio, and representative citizens Chicago: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company p 82 
  6. ^ "The Community Within: Knox County Black History Archives" Kenyon College Digital Archives Retrieved 30 January 2015 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Archived from the original on May 4, 2014 Retrieved February 8, 2015 
  8. ^ a b Reed, Alan 17 March 2012 "County crop, livestock receipts at $110M" Mount Vernon News Accessed: 17 March 2012
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  10. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved February 8, 2015 
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved February 8, 2015 
  12. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 8, 2015 
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved February 8, 2015 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  15. ^ "2010 Census" American Fact Finder United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 10 December 2014 Retrieved 22 November 2013 
  16. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  17. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  18. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  19. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  20. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS
  21. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607–1896 Marquis Who's Who 1967 

External linksedit

  • Knox County Government
  • Knox County Sheriff's Office
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