Marion County, Ohio


Marion County, Ohio
Marion County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Marion 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 Francis "The Swamp Fox" Marion
Seat Marion
Largest city Marion
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

404 sq mi (1,047 km²)
404 sq mi (1,046 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.07%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

66,217
164/sq mi (63/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.marion.oh.us

Marion County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 66,501. [1] Its county seat is the city of Marion[2] and is named for General Francis "The Swamp Fox" Marion, an officer in the Revolutionary War.[3]

The Marion Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Marion County.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 404 square miles (1,050 km2).404 square miles (1,046 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (0 km2) of it (0.07%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Marion County
Population by year[1]

2007 65,248 (Census estimate)
2000 66,217
1990 64,274
1980 67,974
1970 64,724
1960 60,221
1950 49,959
1940 44,898
1930 45,420
1920 42,004
1910 33,971
1900 28,678
1890 24,727
1880 20,565
1870 16,184
1860 15,490
1850 12,618
1840 14,765
1830 6,551

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 66,217 people, 24,578 households, and 17,253 families residing in the county. The population density was 164 people per square mile (63/km²). There were 26,298 housing units at an average density of 65 per square mile (25/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.10% White, 5.75% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. 1.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 24,578 households out of which 32.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.50% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 106.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,709, and the median income for a family was $45,297. Males had a median income of $33,179 versus $23,586 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,255. About 7.40% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.60% of those under age 18 and 5.50% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Marion County Courthouse

Communities

Map of Marion County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

City

Villages

Townships

Unincorporated Communities

  • Bellaire Gardens
  • Big Island
  • Brush Ridge
  • Centerville
  • Claridon
  • Decliff
  • Espyville

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Ohio County Profiles: Marion County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Marion.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Marion County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39101&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28. [dead link]
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links


Coordinates: 40°35′N 83°10′W / 40.59°N 83.16°W / 40.59; -83.16


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