Huron County, Ohio

Huron County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 58,565.[1] Its county seat is Norwalk.[2] The county was created in 1809 and later organized in 1815.[3]

Huron County
Huron County Courthouse
Huron County Courthouse
Flag of Huron County
Official seal of Huron County
Map of Ohio highlighting Huron County
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°09′N 82°36′W / 41.15°N 82.6°W / 41.15; -82.6
Country United States
State Ohio
FoundedApril 1, 1815
Named forHuron tribe
SeatNorwalk
Largest cityNorwalk
Area
 • Total495 sq mi (1,280 km2)
 • Land491 sq mi (1,270 km2)
 • Water3.3 sq mi (9 km2)  0.7%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total58,565
 • Density120/sq mi (46/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts4th, 7th
Websitewww.huroncounty-oh.gov

Huron County is included in the Norwalk, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH Combined Statistical Area.

HistoryEdit

Huron County was named in honor of the Huron Indians (Wyandot), an Iroquoian-speaking tribe who occupied large areas in the Great Lakes region. The word "Huron" may be French, although this origin is disputed.[4]

In the late 18th century this area was in the US Northwest Territory, part of the Connecticut Western Reserve in a sub-region called the Firelands. Connecticut had originally claimed the land as part of its original colony, then afterward wanted to use it to grant to veterans as payment for their service in the war. In 1795 the land was purchased for resale and development by the Connecticut Land Company, but was later under the sole administration of the "Fire Land Company".[5]

At its formation, Huron County consisted of all the Firelands. However, as the population increased in the region, the sections in the northern areas of the county were divided and assigned to the newly organized Erie and Ottawa counties, and a township in the southern section became part of the newly established Ashland County.[citation needed]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 495 square miles (1,280 km2), of which 491 square miles (1,270 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (0.7%) is water.[6]

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
18206,675
183013,34199.9%
184023,93379.4%
185026,2039.5%
186029,61613.0%
187028,532−3.7%
188031,60910.8%
189031,9491.1%
190032,3301.2%
191034,2065.8%
192032,424−5.2%
193033,7003.9%
194034,8003.3%
195039,35313.1%
196047,32620.3%
197049,5874.8%
198054,60810.1%
199056,2403.0%
200059,4875.8%
201059,6260.2%
202058,565−1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2020 [11]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 59,487 people, 22,307 households, and 16,217 families living in the county. The population density was 121 people per square mile (47/km2). There were 23,594 housing units at an average density of 48 per square mile (18/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.98% White, 0.97% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.63% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 3.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 22,307 households, out of which 36.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 28.30% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,558, and the median income for a family was $46,911. Males had a median income of $35,760 versus $22,785 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,133. About 6.50% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.00% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 59,626 people, 22,820 households, and 16,141 families living in the county.[13] The population density was 121.3 inhabitants per square mile (46.8/km2). There were 25,196 housing units at an average density of 51.3 per square mile (19.8/km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 94.9% white, 1.0% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 2.0% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 5.6% of the population.[13] In terms of ancestry, 36.4% were German, 14.5% were Irish, 10.8% were English, and 8.9% were American.[15]

Of the 22,820 households, 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.3% were non-families, and 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.05. The median age was 38.4 years.[13]

The median income for a household in the county was $47,058 and the median income for a family was $53,887. Males had a median income of $41,566 versus $30,967 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,743. About 10.9% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.3% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.[16]

PoliticsEdit

Huron County has almost always been a Republican stronghold. However, in the election of 1996, Bill Clinton narrowly carried the county by a margin of .6%.

United States presidential election results for Huron County, Ohio[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 18,956 69.72% 7,759 28.54% 475 1.75%
2016 16,226 64.90% 7,192 28.77% 1,584 6.34%
2012 13,060 52.85% 11,006 44.54% 645 2.61%
2008 12,884 50.36% 12,076 47.21% 622 2.43%
2004 14,817 57.97% 10,568 41.35% 173 0.68%
2000 12,286 57.52% 8,183 38.31% 891 4.17%
1996 8,750 41.35% 8,858 41.86% 3,553 16.79%
1992 9,480 38.74% 7,930 32.41% 7,061 28.85%
1988 12,633 61.20% 7,794 37.76% 215 1.04%
1984 14,388 67.96% 6,609 31.22% 174 0.82%
1980 11,173 58.32% 6,537 34.12% 1,449 7.56%
1976 9,386 51.95% 7,742 42.85% 938 5.19%
1972 10,942 63.10% 5,491 31.67% 907 5.23%
1968 9,456 53.38% 6,515 36.78% 1,743 9.84%
1964 7,655 41.52% 10,780 58.48% 0 0.00%
1960 12,261 61.94% 7,534 38.06% 0 0.00%
1956 12,208 73.43% 4,418 26.57% 0 0.00%
1952 12,372 71.73% 4,875 28.27% 0 0.00%
1948 9,004 59.50% 6,073 40.13% 57 0.38%
1944 11,442 66.06% 5,879 33.94% 0 0.00%
1940 11,758 63.56% 6,741 36.44% 0 0.00%
1936 8,318 46.15% 8,500 47.16% 1,204 6.68%
1932 8,702 49.16% 8,795 49.69% 204 1.15%
1928 10,702 67.18% 5,157 32.37% 71 0.45%
1924 8,340 62.12% 2,871 21.39% 2,214 16.49%
1920 9,348 67.18% 4,398 31.61% 169 1.21%
1916 4,048 48.31% 4,136 49.36% 196 2.34%
1912 1,707 20.61% 3,317 40.05% 3,259 39.35%
1908 4,930 52.73% 4,262 45.58% 158 1.69%
1904 5,613 66.11% 2,622 30.88% 255 3.00%
1900 4,993 55.14% 3,906 43.14% 156 1.72%
1896 5,008 53.98% 4,185 45.11% 84 0.91%
1892 4,257 51.93% 3,592 43.82% 349 4.26%
1888 4,392 53.35% 3,438 41.76% 402 4.88%
1884 4,650 56.01% 3,311 39.88% 341 4.11%
1880 4,566 57.96% 3,040 38.59% 272 3.45%
1876 4,504 59.37% 3,014 39.73% 68 0.90%
1872 3,812 62.82% 2,182 35.96% 74 1.22%
1868 4,019 64.18% 2,243 35.82% 0 0.00%
1864 4,430 67.99% 2,086 32.01% 0 0.00%
1860 4,107 65.39% 2,083 33.16% 91 1.45%
1856 3,468 66.30% 1,709 32.67% 54 1.03%


GovernmentEdit

OfficialsEdit

Commissioner - Terry Boose

Commissioner - Joe Hintz

Commissioner - Bruce "Skip" Wilde [18]

Auditor - Roland Tkach[19]

Clerk of Courts - Susan Hazel[20]

Coroner - Jeffery Harwood[21]

Engineer - Joseph B. Kovach[22]

Prosecutor - Joel Sitterly [23]

Recorder - Jan Tkach [24]

Treasurer - Kathleen Schaffer[25]

Sheriff - Todd Corbin [26]

Judge of Court of Common Pleas - James Conway[27]

Court Secretary (non-elected position) - Julie Wise[28]

EducationEdit

InfrastructureEdit

Major highwaysEdit

CommunitiesEdit

 
Map of Huron County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

CitiesEdit

VillagesEdit

TownshipsEdit

https://web.archive.org/web/20160715023447/http://www.ohiotownships.org/township-websites

Census-designated placesEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2020 census
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "Ohio: Individual County Chronologies". Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Archived from the original on April 6, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ "Huron County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved 2007-04-28.
  5. ^ 'Firelands Pioneer' series of publications (Firelands Historical Society) beginning in 1858-
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  11. ^ 2020 census
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  13. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  14. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  15. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  16. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  17. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Welcome". Hccommissioners.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  19. ^ "Huron County, Ohio: Online Auditor - Home". Huroncountyauditor.org. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  20. ^ "Homepage". Huron County Clerk of Courts. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  21. ^ [1] Archived September 29, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  22. ^ "Huron County Engineers Official Site". Huroncountyengineer.org. Archived from the original on 2013-09-20. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  23. ^ "Huron County Commissioners". Hccommissioners.com. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  24. ^ "Huron County Recorder's Office". Huroncountyrecorder.org. Archived from the original on 2013-08-25. Retrieved 2013-08-15.
  25. ^ "Treasurer". Huron County. Archived from the original on 7 June 2007.
  26. ^ "Huron County". Buckeye State Sheriff's Association. Archived from the original on 18 June 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2013.
  27. ^ "Common Pleas Court". Huron County Clerk of Courts. Archived from the original on 1 December 2010.
  28. ^ "Court Staff". Huroncountyclerk.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-15. Retrieved 2013-08-15.

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External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°09′N 82°36′W / 41.15°N 82.60°W / 41.15; -82.60