Washington County, Ohio


Washington County, Ohio

Infobox U.S. County
county = Washington County
state = Ohio


founded date = 27 July
founded year = 1788cite web|url = http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Washington.pdf |title = Ohio County Profiles: Washington County |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio Department of Development | format = PDF]
seat wl = Marietta
largest city = Marietta
area_total_sq_mi = 640
area_total_km2 = 1658
area_land_sq_mi = 635
area_land_km2 = 1645
area_water_sq_mi = 5
area_water_km2 = 13
area percentage = 0.78%
census yr = 2000
pop = 63251
density_sq_mi = 98
density_km2 = 38
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5
DST offset= -4
footnotes = [http://www.co.washington.oh.us/countyinview-history.htm]
web = www.co.washington.oh.us
named for = George Washington|

Washington County is a county located in the state of Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the population was 63,251. Its county seat is MariettaGR|6. The county, the oldest in the state, is named for George Washington.cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39167&sid=0 |title = Washington County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University Extension Data Center ] Washington County is included in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia-Ohio (part) Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 640 square miles (1,658 km²).635 square miles (1,645 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (13 km²) of it (0.78%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*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)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 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 97.33% White, 0.92% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.5% were of German, 23.4% American, 12.3% English and 11.0% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 25,137 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.00 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 8.60% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.70% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Municipalities

References

* [http://www.co.washington.oh.us/ Washington County Government's website]
* [http://www.mariettatimes.com/ The Marietta Times newspaper website] ----


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