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Washington County, Ohio

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Washington County is a county located in the US state of Ohio As of the 2010 census, the population was 61,7782 Its county seat is Marietta3 The county, the oldest in the state, is named for George Washington4

Washington County comprises the Marietta, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH Combined Statistical Area

Contents

  • 1 Geography
    • 11 Adjacent counties
    • 12 Protected areas
  • 2 Demographics
    • 21 2000 census
    • 22 2010 census
  • 3 Government
  • 4 Politics
  • 5 Education
  • 6 Communities
    • 61 Cities
    • 62 Villages
    • 63 Townships
    • 64 Census-designated places
    • 65 Unincorporated communities
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 Further reading
  • 10 External links

Geographyedit

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 640 square miles 1,700 km2, of which 632 square miles 1,640 km2 is land and 80 square miles 21 km2 13% is water5 It is the fifth-largest county in Ohio by land area

Washington County's southern and eastern boundary is the Ohio River The Muskingum River, Little Muskingum River, Duck Creek, and the Little Hocking River flow through the county to the Ohio River6

Adjacent countiesedit

  • Noble County north
  • Monroe County northeast
  • Tyler County, West Virginia east
  • Pleasants County, West Virginia southeast
  • Wood County, West Virginia south
  • Athens County southwest
  • Morgan County northwest

Protected areasedit

  • Wayne National Forest part
  • Boord State Nature Preserve

Demographicsedit

Census
Historical population
Pop
1800 5,427
1810 5,991 104%
1820 10,425 740%
1830 11,731 125%
1840 20,823 775%
1850 29,540 419%
1860 36,268 228%
1870 40,609 120%
1880 43,244 65%
1890 42,380 −20%
1900 48,245 138%
1910 45,422 −59%
1920 43,049 −52%
1930 42,437 −14%
1940 43,537 26%
1950 44,407 20%
1960 51,689 164%
1970 57,160 106%
1980 64,266 124%
1990 62,254 −31%
2000 63,251 16%
2010 61,778 −23%
Est 2016 60,610 −19%
US Decennial Census8
1790-19609 1900-199010
1990-200011 2010-20132

2000 censusedit

As of the census12 of 2000, there were 63,251 people, 25,137 households, and 17,671 families residing in the county The population density was 100 people per square mile 38/km² There were 27,760 housing units at an average density of 44 per square mile 17/km² The racial makeup of the county was 9733% White, 092% Black or African American, 024% Native American, 043% Asian, 005% Pacific Islander, 013% from other races, and 089% from two or more races 051% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race 295% were of German, 234% American, 123% English and 110% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000

There were 25,137 households out of which 3090% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 5790% were married couples living together, 910% had a female householder with no husband present, and 2970% were non-families 2540% of all households were made up of individuals and 1120% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older The average household size was 245 and the average family size was 293

In the county, the population was spread out with 2350% under the age of 18, 880% from 18 to 24, 2750% from 25 to 44, 2510% from 45 to 64, and 1500% who were 65 years of age or older The median age was 39 years For every 100 females there were 9460 males For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 9100 males

The median income for a household in the county was $34,275, and the median income for a family was $41,605 Males had a median income of $32,034 versus $21,346 for females The per capita income for the county was $18,082 About 860% of families and 1140% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1570% of those under age 18 and 1020% of those age 65 or over

2010 censusedit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 61,778 people, 25,587 households, and 17,092 families residing in the county13 The population density was 978 inhabitants per square mile 378/km2 There were 28,367 housing units at an average density of 449 per square mile 173/km214 The racial makeup of the county was 965% white, 11% black or African American, 06% Asian, 02% American Indian, 02% from other races, and 15% from two or more races Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 07% of the population13 In terms of ancestry, 293% were German, 167% were Irish, 118% were English, and 107% were American15

Of the 25,587 households, 284% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 525% were married couples living together, 100% had a female householder with no husband present, 332% were non-families, and 281% of all households were made up of individuals The average household size was 234 and the average family size was 284 The median age was 430 years13

The median income for a household in the county was $41,654 and the median income for a family was $53,131 Males had a median income of $42,460 versus $28,828 for females The per capita income for the county was $22,786 About 108% of families and 152% of the population were below the poverty line, including 225% of those under age 18 and 100% of those age 65 or over16

Governmentedit

Washington 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 Washington County's elected commissioners are: Rick Walters R, David White R, and Ron Feathers R17

Politicsedit

Presidential Elections Results18
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 681% 20,514 266% 8,026 53% 1,597
2012 584% 17,284 394% 11,651 23% 667
2008 569% 17,019 413% 12,368 18% 545
2004 580% 17,532 415% 12,538 05% 146
2000 579% 15,342 392% 10,383 30% 790
1996 461% 11,965 421% 10,945 118% 3,067
1992 435% 12,204 370% 10,380 196% 5,489
1988 593% 14,767 400% 9,967 07% 182
1984 661% 16,529 317% 7,920 22% 544
1980 597% 14,310 331% 7,936 72% 1,725
1976 546% 11,513 423% 8,914 32% 669
1972 686% 14,023 285% 5,814 29% 597
1968 583% 11,888 339% 6,922 78% 1,598
1964 442% 8,873 558% 11,193
1960 644% 14,197 356% 7,856
1956 697% 13,927 304% 6,068
1952 652% 13,841 348% 7,376
1948 577% 10,349 421% 7,542 03% 45
1944 624% 11,676 376% 7,023
1940 612% 13,558 388% 8,584
1936 507% 10,826 478% 10,203 15% 325
1932 471% 9,352 514% 10,208 16% 316
1928 732% 12,767 263% 4,582 06% 98
1924 571% 8,704 376% 5,727 53% 808
1920 582% 9,279 394% 6,286 24% 379
1916 454% 4,745 504% 5,267 41% 432
1912 335% 3,326 467% 4,637 199% 1,978
1908 487% 5,648 497% 5,771 16% 188
1904 576% 6,522 392% 4,436 33% 374
1900 539% 6,542 445% 5,399 16% 195
1896 530% 5,949 462% 5,182 09% 95
1892 501% 4,845 468% 4,524 32% 306
1888 512% 4,921 463% 4,446 25% 237
1884 499% 4,790 487% 4,667 14% 136
1880 506% 4,711 479% 4,452 15% 140
1876 491% 4,361 506% 4,492 04% 32
1872 533% 4,231 463% 3,680 04% 32

Washington county is perhaps the most Republican county in eastern Ohio In 1976 it was one of only two counties on the eastern Ohio border to vote for President Gerald Ford, and in 1996 it was the only county on the eastern border to vote for Bob Dole

Educationedit

There are six high schools that serve the people of Washington County as of 2016

  • Belpre Golden Eagles
  • Beverly Fort Frye Cadets
  • New Matamoras Frontier Cougars
  • Marietta Tigers
  • Vincent Warren Warriors
  • Waterford Wildcats

There is also the Washington County Career Center, a tech school, Washington State Community College, a two-year college, and Marietta College, a four-year college All are located in Marietta

Communitiesedit

Map of Washington County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels Downtown Marietta and the Muskingum River in July 2006

Citiesedit

  • Belpre
  • Marietta county seat

Villagesedit

  • Beverly
  • Lower Salem
  • Lowell
  • Macksburg
  • Matamoras

Townshipsedit

  • Adams
  • Aurelius
  • Barlow
  • Belpre
  • Decatur
  • Dunham
  • Fairfield
  • Fearing
  • Grandview
  • Independence
  • Lawrence
  • Liberty
  • Ludlow
  • Marietta
  • Muskingum
  • Newport
  • Palmer
  • Salem
  • Warren
  • Waterford
  • Watertown
  • Wesley

Census-designated placesedit

  • Devola
  • Little Hocking
  • Newport
  • Reno
  • Vincent
  • Waterford

Unincorporated communitiesedit

  • Archers Fork
  • Barlow
  • Bartlett
  • Beavertown
  • Beckett
  • Bevan
  • Bloomfield
  • Bonn
  • Briggs
  • Caywood
  • Churchtown
  • Coal Run
  • Constitution
  • Cornerville
  • Cow Run
  • Cutler
  • Dalzell
  • Dart
  • Decaturville
  • Deucher
  • Dunbar
  • Dunham
  • Elba
  • Equity
  • Fillmore
  • Fleming
  • Germantown
  • Gracey
  • Grandview
  • Layman
  • Leith
  • Lower Newport
  • Luke Chute
  • Moore Junction
  • Moss Run
  • Newell Run
  • Oak Grove
  • Patten Mills
  • Pinehurst
  • Qualey
  • Rainbow
  • Relief
  • Sitka
  • Stanleyville
  • Tick Ridge
  • Veto
  • Wade
  • Warner
  • Watertown
  • Whipple
  • Wingett Run
  • Yankeeburg

See alsoedit

  • Covered bridges of southeast Ohio
  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Washington County, Ohio

Referencesedit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Washington County" PDF Ohio Department of Development Retrieved 2007-04-28 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  3. ^ "Find a County" National Association of Counties Archived from the original on 2011-05-31 Retrieved 2011-06-07 
  4. ^ "Washington 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 Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  6. ^ Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer Yarmouth, Me: DeLorme 1991 pp 71–73, 80–81 ISBN 0-89933-233-1 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates" Retrieved June 9, 2017 
  8. ^ "US Decennial Census" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on May 12, 2015 Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser" University of Virginia Library Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L, ed March 27, 1995 "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990" United States Census Bureau Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4 Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" PDF United States Census Bureau April 2, 2001 Retrieved February 11, 2015 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder" United States Census Bureau Archived from the original on 2013-09-11 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. ^ "Washington County Board of County Commissioners" Washington County Ohio Homepage Retrieved March 12, 2017 
  18. ^ http://uselectionatlasorg/RESULTS

Further readingedit

  • Israel Ward Andrews, Washington County, and the Early Settlement of Ohio: Being the Centennial Historical Address, before the Citizens of Washington County Cincinnati, OH: PG Thomson, 1877
  • Martin Register Andrews and Seymour J Hathaway, History of Marietta and Washington County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens Chicago : Biographical Publishing Co, 1902
  • William Dana Emerson, et al, Washington County, Ohio Marietta, OH: Washington County Historical Society, 1976
  • Henry Howe, History of Washington County, Ohio, 1788-1889 Knightstown, IN: Bookmark, 1977
  • Thomas William Lewis, History of Southeastern Ohio and the Muskingum Valley, 1788-1928 In Three Volumes Chicago: SJ Clarke Publishing Co, 1928
  • Washington County Historical Society, Washington County, Ohio, to 1980: A Collection of Topical and Family Sketches Marietta, OH: Washington County Historical Society, 1980
  • HZ Williams & Bro, History of Washington County, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches Cleveland, OH: HZ Williams, 1881

External linksedit

  • County website
  • The Marietta Times newspaper website
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