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Monroe County, Ohio

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Monroe County is a county located in the US state of Ohio As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,642,1 making it the second-least populous county in Ohio Its county seat is Woodsfield2 The county was created in 1813 and later organized in 18153

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Geography
    • 21 Adjacent counties
    • 22 National protected area
  • 3 Demographics
    • 31 2000 census
    • 32 2010 census
  • 4 Politics
  • 5 Government
  • 6 Education
  • 7 Communities
    • 71 Villages
    • 72 Townships
    • 73 Census-designated places
    • 74 Unincorporated communities
  • 8 Notable people
  • 9 See also
  • 10 References
  • 11 Further reading
  • 12 External links

Historyedit

Monroe County was formed on January 28, 1813 from portions of Belmont, Guernsey and Washington counties It was named after James Monroe, the US Secretary of State when the county was formed, and later fifth President of the United States4

On or about December 20, 2011, Exxon Mobil Corp, a New Jersey petroleum company, via its subsidiary XTO Energy, acquired 20,056 acres of Monroe County Utica Shale gas leases from Beck Energy5

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 457 square miles 1,180 km2, of which 456 square miles 1,180 km2 is land and 17 square miles 44 km2 04% is water6

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Belmont County north
  • Marshall County, West Virginia northeast
  • Wetzel County, West Virginia east
  • Tyler County, West Virginia southeast
  • Washington County south
  • Noble County west

National protected areaedit

  • Wayne National Forest part

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1820 4,645
1830 8,768 888%
1840 18,521 1112%
1850 28,351 531%
1860 25,741 −92%
1870 25,779 01%
1880 26,496 28%
1890 25,175 −50%
1900 27,031 74%
1910 24,244 −103%
1920 20,660 −148%
1930 18,426 −108%
1940 18,641 12%
1950 15,362 −176%
1960 15,268 −06%
1970 15,739 31%
1980 17,382 104%
1990 15,497 −108%
2000 15,180 −20%
2010 14,642 −35%
Est 2016 14,210 −30%
US Decennial Census8
1790-19609 1900-199010
1990-200011 2010-20131

2000 censusedit

As of the census12 of 2000, there were 15,180 people, 6,021 households, and 4,413 families residing in the county The population density was 33 people per square mile 13/km² There were 7,212 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile 6/km² The racial makeup of the county was 9872% White, 026% Black or African American, 015% Native American, 007% Asian, 001% Pacific Islander, 011% from other races, and 067% from two or more races 041% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race

There were 6,021 households out of which 2950% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 6170% were married couples living together, 810% had a female householder with no husband present, and 2670% were non-families 2400% of all households were made up of individuals and 1150% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 250 and the average family size was 296

In the county, the population was spread out with 2360% under the age of 18, 710% from 18 to 24, 2590% from 25 to 44, 2720% from 45 to 64, and 1630% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 41 years For every 100 females there were 9750 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 9610 males

The median income for a household in the county was $30,467, and the median income for a family was $36,297 Males had a median income of $33,308 versus $19,628 for females The per capita income for the county was $15,096 About 1100% of families and 1390% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1830% of those under age 18 and 1140% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 14,642 people, 6,065 households, and 4,183 families residing in the county13 The population density was 321 inhabitants per square mile 124/km2 There were 7,567 housing units at an average density of 166 per square mile 64/km214 The racial makeup of the county was 981% white, 04% black or African American, 01% Asian, 01% American Indian, 01% from other races, and 12% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 04% of the population13 In terms of ancestry, 348% were German, 145% were Irish, 106% were English, and 96% were American15

Of the 6,065 households, 273% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 560% were married couples living together, 86% had a female householder with no husband present, 310% were non-families, and 273% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 239 and the average family size was 287 The median age was 447 years13

The median income for a household in the county was $37,030 and the median income for a family was $43,261 Males had a median income of $39,261 versus $24,922 for females The per capita income for the county was $18,738 About 123% of families and 173% of the population were below the poverty line, including 267% of those under age 18 and 123% of those age 65 or over16

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results17
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 710% 4,868 243% 1,662 47% 323
2012 523% 3,548 448% 3,035 29% 199
2008 439% 3,066 531% 3,705 30% 211
2004 443% 3,424 549% 4,243 08% 62
2000 442% 3,145 507% 3,605 51% 365
1996 266% 1,856 562% 3,914 172% 1,197
1992 240% 1,823 558% 4,235 202% 1,533
1988 372% 2,557 621% 4,269 07% 48
1984 473% 3,302 518% 3,611 09% 65
1980 450% 2,870 497% 3,166 53% 337
1976 383% 2,728 602% 4,296 15% 108
1972 591% 3,721 395% 2,483 14% 88
1968 423% 2,686 489% 3,105 89% 563
1964 289% 1,944 711% 4,776
1960 566% 4,106 434% 3,144
1956 592% 3,738 408% 2,578
1952 521% 3,493 479% 3,213
1948 399% 2,574 600% 3,873 01% 7
1944 503% 3,617 497% 3,574
1940 523% 4,534 477% 4,138
1936 369% 3,211 616% 5,368 15% 130
1932 340% 2,767 646% 5,263 14% 116
1928 607% 4,287 387% 2,729 06% 43
1924 406% 2,674 568% 3,742 26% 173
1920 419% 2,825 573% 3,861 07% 50
1916 306% 1,504 676% 3,322 18% 87
1912 218% 1,055 661% 3,199 121% 587
1908 327% 1,974 657% 3,961 16% 95
1904 402% 2,222 573% 3,169 25% 140
1900 333% 2,103 657% 4,143 10% 64
1896 321% 2,001 670% 4,180 09% 58
1892 291% 1,630 685% 3,838 24% 137
1888 290% 1,621 696% 3,886 13% 74
1884 290% 1,645 707% 4,010 04% 20
1880 293% 1,600 687% 3,751 20% 109
1876 277% 1,462 721% 3,805 02% 10
1872 307% 1,307 677% 2,878 16% 67

Governmentedit

Main article: Ohio county government

Monroe County has three County Commissioners who oversee the various County departments, similar to 85 of the other 88 Ohio counties Current Commissioners are: Mick Schumacher R, Tim Price D, and Carl Davis D18

Monroe County is served by the Monroe County District Library from its administrative offices in Woodsfield, Ohio; it also offers a bookmobile service

In 2005, the library loaned more than 141,000 items to its 6,000 cardholders Total holding are over 64,000 volumes with over 140 periodical subscriptions19 This library is a member of the SOLO Regional Library System

Educationedit

Monroe County contains the following schools through the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District:

  • Elementary Schools
    • Beallsville Elementary School in Beallsville, Ohio
    • River Elementary School in Hannibal, Ohio
    • Skyvue Elementary School in Graysville, Ohio
    • Woodsfield Elementary School in Woodsfield, Ohio
    • StSylvester Central in Woodsfield, Ohio
  • High Schools
    • Monroe Central High School in Woodsfield, Ohio
    • River High School in Hannibal, Ohio
    • Beallsville High School in Beallsville, Ohio
  • Career Center
    • Swiss Hills Career Center in Woodsfield, Ohio

Communitiesedit

Map of Monroe County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

Villagesedit

  • Antioch
  • Beallsville
  • Clarington
  • Graysville
  • Jerusalem
  • Lewisville
  • Miltonsburg
  • Stafford
  • Wilson
  • Woodsfield county seat

Townshipsedit

  • Adams
  • Benton
  • Bethel
  • Center
  • Franklin
  • Green
  • Jackson
  • Lee
  • Malaga
  • Ohio
  • Perry
  • Salem
  • Seneca
  • Summit
  • Sunsbury
  • Switzerland
  • Washington
  • Wayne

Census-designated placesedit

  • Hannibal
  • Sardis

Unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Altitude
  • Calais
  • Cameron
  • Fly
  • Herlan
  • Laings
  • Malaga
  • Marr
  • Quarry
  • Rinard Mills
  • Swazey
  • Sycamore Valley

Notable peopleedit

  • Philip Allen, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly20
  • Sam V Stewart, Montana Supreme Court Justice and the sixth Governor of Montana21

See alsoedit

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

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 9, 2015 
  2. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  3. ^ "Ohio: Individual County Chronologies" Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries The Newberry Library 2007 Retrieved February 14, 2015 
  4. ^ "Monroe County data" Ohio State University Extension Data Center Archived from the original on November 12, 2013 Retrieved 2007-04-28 
  5. ^ http://marcellusdrillingcom/2012/01/correction-exxon-buys-25k-acres-of-utica-shale-leases-in-oh/
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files" United States Census Bureau August 22, 2012 Retrieved February 9, 2015 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  8. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 9, 2015 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved February 9, 2015 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 9, 2015 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved February 9, 2015 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2008-01-31 
  13. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  14. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  15. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  16. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates" United States Census Bureau Retrieved 2015-12-27 
  17. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS
  18. ^ "Government-Monroe County Commissioners" Monroe County Ohio Homepage Retrieved December 12, 2016 
  19. ^ "2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town" State Library of Ohio Archived from the original on September 24, 2006 Retrieved October 3, 2006 
  20. ^ THE BLUE BOOK OF THE STATE OF WISCONSIN 1889 p 508 
  21. ^ "Montana Governor Samuel Vernon Stewart" National Governors Association Retrieved October 10, 2012 

Further readingedit

  • Thomas William Lewis, History of Southeastern Ohio and the Muskingum Valley, 1788-1928 In Three Volumes Chicago: SJ Clarke Publishing Co, 1928

External linksedit

  • Monroe County Economic Development and Tourism
  • Monroe County Public Library website
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