Lawrence County, Ohio


Lawrence County, Ohio

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


founded = December 21 1815cite web|url = http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Lawrence.pdf |title = Ohio County Profiles: Lawrence County |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio Department of Development | format = PDF]
seat wl = Ironton | largest city = Ironton
area_total_sq_mi = 457
area_total_km2 = 1184
area_land_sq_mi = 455
area_land_km2 = 1178 | area_water_sq_mi = 2
area_water_km2 = 6
area percentage = 0.51%
census yr = 2000
pop = 62319
density_sq_mi = 137
density_km2 = 53
web =
named for = James Lawrence
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Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population was 62,319. Its county seat is IrontonGR|6 and is named for James Lawrence, the naval officer famous for the line "do not give up the ship".cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39087&sid=0 |title = Lawrence County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University Extension Data Center ]

Lawrence County is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 288,649.

History

When first settled, Lawrence County was rich in natural resources such as iron, timber, coal, natural gas, oil, and salt. By the beginning of the twentieth century, many of these had been depleted.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 457 square miles (1,184 km²), of which, 455 square miles (1,178 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.51%) is water.

Lawrence is the southernmost county in the state of Ohio.

Adjacent counties

*Jackson County (north)
*Gallia County (northeast)
*Cabell County, West Virginia (southeast)
*Wayne County, West Virginia (south)
*Boyd County, Kentucky & Greenup County, Kentucky (southwest)
*Scioto County (northwest)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 62,319 people, 24,732 households, and 17,807 families residing in the county. The population density was 137 people per square mile (53/km²). There were 27,189 housing units at an average density of 60 per square mile (23/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.55% White, 2.09% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 0.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 24,732 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.00% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.90% 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 2.49 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,127, and the median income for a family was $35,308. Males had a median income of $30,622 versus $20,961 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,678. About 15.10% of families and 18.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.30% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Localities

References

External links

*Official Lawrence County government sites:
** [http://www.lawrencecountyauditor.org/ Lawrence County, Ohio: Online Auditor]
** [http://www.lcohiosheriff.com/ Lawrence County Ohio Clerk of Courts]
** [http://www.lcohiosheriff.com/ Lawrence County Sheriff]

* [http://www.lawrencecountyohio.org/ Greater Lawrence County Area Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.lawrencecountyohio.com/ Lawrence County, Ohio Genealogy and History]


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