Mercer County, Ohio


Mercer County, Ohio
Mercer County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Mercer County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded April 1, 1820[1]
Named for Hugh Mercer
Seat Celina
Largest city Celina
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

473 sq mi (1,226 km²)
463 sq mi (1,200 km²)
10 sq mi (26 km²), 2.12%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

40,924
88/sq mi (34/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.mercercountyohio.org
Grand Lake St. Marys.
Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 95
1830 1,110 1,068.4%
1840 8,277 645.7%
1850 7,712 −6.8%
1860 14,104 82.9%
1870 17,254 22.3%
1880 21,808 26.4%
1890 27,220 24.8%
1900 28,021 2.9%
1910 27,536 −1.7%
1920 26,872 −2.4%
1930 25,096 −6.6%
1940 26,256 4.6%
1950 28,311 7.8%
1960 32,559 15.0%
1970 35,265 8.3%
1980 38,334 8.7%
1990 39,443 2.9%
2000 40,924 3.8%

Mercer County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. Its county seat is Celina[2] and is named for Hugh Mercer, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.[3]

The Celina Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Mercer County.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 473 square miles (1,230 km2).463 square miles (1,200 km²) of it is land and 10 square miles (26 km2) of it (2.12%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 40,924 people, 14,756 households, and 11,022 families residing in the county. The population density was 88 people per square mile (34/km²). There were 15,875 housing units at an average density of 34 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.44% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,756 households out of which 37.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.10% were married couples living together, 7.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.30% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.60% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,742, and the median income for a family was $50,157. Males had a median income of $35,508 versus $22,857 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,531. About 4.60% of families and 6.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.90% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Mercer County courthouse.

Communities

Mercertownships.PNG

City

Villages

Townships

Unincorporated communities

  • Bursville
  • Carthagena
  • Cassella
  • Chattanooga
  • Cranberry Prairie
  • Durbin
  • Erastus
  • Hinton
  • Macedon
  • Maria Stein
  • Mercer
  • Monterey
  • Neptune
  • Padua
  • Philothea
  • Scudder
  • Sebastian
  • Sharpsburg
  • Shively
  • Skeels Crossroads
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Peter
  • St. Rose
  • Tama
  • Wabash
  • Wendelin

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 40°32′N 84°38′W / 40.54°N 84.63°W / 40.54; -84.63


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