Gallia County, Ohio


Gallia County, Ohio

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


founded = March 25 1803cite web|url = http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Gallia.pdf |title = Ohio County Profiles: Gallia County |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio Department of Development | format = PDF]
seat wl = Gallipolis | largest city = Gallipolis | area_total_sq_mi = 471
area_total_km2 = 1220
area_land_sq_mi = 469
area_land_km2 = 1214
area_water_sq_mi = 2
area_water_km2 = 6
area percentage = 0.50%
census yr = 2000
pop = 31069
density_sq_mi = 66
density_km2 = 26
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5
DST offset= -4
web =
named for = the Latin name for France|

Gallia County (pronunciation: "GAL-yuh") is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 31,069. Its county seat is Gallipolis.GR|6 Its name is the Latin word for "France", so called because many immigrants from that country settled here.cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39053&sid=0 |title = Gallia County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University Extension Data Center ]

Gallia County is part of the Point Pleasant, WV-OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 471 square miles (1,220 km²).469 square miles (1,214 km²) of it is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) of it (0.50%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Vinton County (north)
*Meigs County (northeast)
*Mason County, West Virginia (east)
*Cabell County, West Virginia (south)
*Lawrence County (southwest)
*Jackson County (northwest)

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 31,069 people, 12,060 households, and 8,586 families residing in the county. The population density was 66 people per square mile (26/km²). There were 13,498 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.26% White, 2.70% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,060 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 11.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% 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 25.00% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,191, and the median income for a family was $35,938. Males had a median income of $31,783 versus $22,829 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,183. About 13.50% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.20% of those under age 18 and 10.00% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Localities

Municipalities

Townships

Other localities

*Bidwell
*Kerr
*Patriot

References

External links

* [http://www.gallianet.net/Gallia/index.htm Gallia County Government website]
* [http://www.galliasheriff.org/ Gallia County Sheriff's website]


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