Knox County, Ohio


Knox County, Ohio

Coordinates: 40°23′N 82°28′W / 40.383°N 82.467°W / 40.383; -82.467

Knox County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Knox County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1808[1]
Named for Henry Knox
Seat Mount Vernon
Largest city Mount Vernon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

530 sq mi (1,373 km²)
527 sq mi (1,365 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.46%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

54,500
103/sq mi (40/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.knoxcountyohio.org
Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 2,149
1820 8,326 287.4%
1830 17,085 105.2%
1840 29,579 73.1%
1850 28,872 −2.4%
1860 27,735 −3.9%
1870 26,333 −5.1%
1880 27,431 4.2%
1890 27,600 0.6%
1900 27,768 0.6%
1910 30,181 8.7%
1920 29,580 −2.0%
1930 29,338 −0.8%
1940 31,024 5.7%
1950 35,287 13.7%
1960 38,808 10.0%
1970 41,795 7.7%
1980 46,304 10.8%
1990 47,473 2.5%
2000 54,500 14.8%

Knox County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2010, the population was 60,921. [1] Its county seat is Mount Vernon[2] and is named for Henry Knox, an officer in the American Revolutionary War who was later the first Secretary of War.[3]

The Mount Vernon Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Knox County.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 530 square miles (1,372.7 km2).527 square miles (1,364.9 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.46%) is water. Most of the county lies in the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau with rolling hills and valleys. Although the relief is not sharp, some elevations in the county reach over 1400 feet above sea level.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 54,500 people, 19,975 households, and 14,362 families residing in the county. The population density was 103 people per square mile (40/km²). There were 21,793 housing units at an average density of 41 per square mile (16/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.66% White, 0.67% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 95.6% spoke English, 1.3% German and 1.1% Spanish as their first language.

There were 19,975 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 11.70% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,877, and the median income for a family was $45,119. Males had a median income of $34,363 versus $24,352 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,695. About 7.40% of families and 10.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.60% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Roster of County Officials:

  • Commissioners: Teresa Bemiller, Allen Stockberger, Bob Wise
  • Prosecutor: John C. Thatcher
  • Sheriff: David B. Barber
  • Auditor: Jonette Curry
  • Treasurer: Sandra Mizer
  • Recorder: John Lybarger
  • Clerk of Courts: Mary Jo Hawkins
  • Engineer: Jim Henry
  • Judge, Common Pleas Court: Otho Eyster
  • Judge, Juvenile/Probate: James M. Ronk

Communities

Map of Knox County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

City

Villages

Townships

Unincorporated communities

Colleges and universities

Notable residents

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Knox County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Knox.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. ^ "Knox County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39083&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28. [dead link]
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 1967. 

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