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Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,225.[2] Its county seat is Jackson.[3] The county is named for Andrew Jackson, a hero of the War of 1812 who was subsequently elected President of the United States.[4] It is known as "The Little Wales of Ohio."[5]

Jackson County, Ohio
Jackson County Courthouse, Jackson.jpg
Seal of Jackson County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Jackson County
Location in the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1816[1]
Named for Andrew Jackson
Seat Jackson
Largest city Jackson
Area
 • Total 422 sq mi (1,093 km2)
 • Land 420 sq mi (1,088 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3 km2), 0.3%
Population
 • (2010) 33,225
 • Density 79/sq mi (31/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.jacksoncountyohio.us

Jackson County comprises the Jackson, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 422 square miles (1,090 km2), of which 420 square miles (1,100 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.3%) is water.[6]

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areasEdit

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1820 3,746
1830 5,941 58.6%
1840 9,744 64.0%
1850 12,719 30.5%
1860 17,941 41.1%
1870 21,759 21.3%
1880 23,686 8.9%
1890 28,408 19.9%
1900 34,248 20.6%
1910 30,791 −10.1%
1920 27,342 −11.2%
1930 25,040 −8.4%
1940 27,004 7.8%
1950 27,767 2.8%
1960 29,372 5.8%
1970 27,174 −7.5%
1980 30,592 12.6%
1990 30,230 −1.2%
2000 32,641 8.0%
2010 33,225 1.8%
Est. 2016 32,505 [7] −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[2]

2000 censusEdit

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 32,641 people, 12,619 households, and 9,136 families residing in the county. The population density was 78 people per square mile (30/km²). There were 13,909 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.89% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. In 2010 16.5% were of German, 12.9% American, 11.3% Irish, 10.4% English, 5.2% Welsh, 2.4% Scottish, and 1.6% Ulster Scot.

 
Jackson County, Ohio Airport (James A. Rhodes Airport)

There were 12,619 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,661, and the median income for a family was $36,022. Males had a median income of $30,651 versus $21,546 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,789. About 13.6% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.3% of those under age 18 and 16.1% of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 33,225 people, 13,010 households, and 9,028 families residing in the county.[13] The population density was 79.0 inhabitants per square mile (30.5/km2). There were 14,587 housing units at an average density of 34.7 per square mile (13.4/km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 97.1% white, 0.6% black or African American, 0.4% American Indian, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.8% of the population.[13] In terms of ancestry, 16.1% were German, 12.3% were American, 11.6% were Irish, and 10.6% were English.[15]

Of the 13,010 households, 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.6% were non-families, and 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.01. The median age was 39.0 years.[13]

The median income for a household in the county was $34,044 and the median income for a family was $42,560. Males had a median income of $36,910 versus $28,618 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,775. About 18.1% of families and 23.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.5% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over.[16]

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 72.2% 9,949 23.4% 3,226 4.4% 601
2012 59.0% 7,904 38.5% 5,166 2.5% 334
2008 58.5% 8,219 38.4% 5,397 3.1% 431
2004 59.9% 8,585 39.8% 5,700 0.3% 49
2000 55.7% 6,958 41.1% 5,131 3.2% 401
1996 40.7% 4,922 45.8% 5,538 13.5% 1,635
1992 42.1% 5,422 38.9% 5,016 19.0% 2,445
1988 59.2% 6,671 40.0% 4,505 0.8% 91
1984 62.2% 7,411 36.7% 4,369 1.1% 128
1980 55.1% 5,902 41.1% 4,409 3.8% 408
1976 46.7% 5,987 52.3% 6,699 1.1% 136
1972 67.3% 7,351 31.2% 3,410 1.5% 162
1968 53.5% 5,870 36.7% 4,021 9.8% 1,077
1964 41.2% 4,949 58.8% 7,056
1960 59.0% 7,973 41.0% 5,549
1956 64.7% 8,106 35.4% 4,432
1952 59.2% 7,223 40.8% 4,983
1948 53.2% 5,782 46.5% 5,059 0.3% 33
1944 59.3% 6,786 40.7% 4,666
1940 54.2% 7,551 45.8% 6,382
1936 50.0% 6,853 49.7% 6,802 0.3% 39
1932 55.1% 6,932 44.0% 5,543 0.9% 115
1928 71.4% 7,129 27.8% 2,775 0.8% 81
1924 61.5% 5,977 29.3% 2,848 9.3% 902
1920 54.4% 5,949 44.6% 4,878 0.9% 102
1916 50.2% 3,116 47.1% 2,922 2.7% 165
1912 30.1% 1,860 33.1% 2,049 36.8% 2,278[18]
1908 55.8% 4,489 40.2% 3,235 3.9% 315
1904 69.1% 5,353 26.8% 2,072 4.1% 319
1900 58.9% 4,932 39.6% 3,313 1.6% 130
1896 53.5% 4,439 45.6% 3,786 1.0% 79
1892 51.4% 3,323 40.5% 2,622 8.1% 525
1888 53.7% 3,570 39.5% 2,628 6.8% 454
1884 56.0% 3,427 42.1% 2,575 2.0% 121
1880 57.0% 2,763 41.9% 2,031 1.0% 50
1876 56.2% 2,522 43.6% 1,954 0.2% 8
1872 58.8% 2,258 40.5% 1,555 0.7% 25

GovernmentEdit

Jackson County has a three-member Board of County Commissioners that administers and oversees the various County departments, similar to all but two of the 88 Ohio counties.

Jackson County's elected officials are:

  • County Commissioners: Ed Armstrong (R), Jerry Hall (R), and Paul Haller (R)
  • County Auditor: Clyde Holdren (R)
  • Clerk Of Courts: Seth Michael (R)
  • Common Pleas Court: Judge Honorable Christopher Regan (R)
  • County Coroner: Dr. Gregory Hawker
  • County Engineer: Melissa Miller, P.E., P.S.
  • Juvenile Court: Judge Honorable Stephen Michael
  • Municipal Court: Judge Honorable Mark T. Musick
  • Probate Court: Judge Honorable Stephen Michael
  • Prosecuting Attorney: Justin Lovett (R)
  • County Recorder: Rose Cherrington Walters (R)
  • County Sheriff: Tedd Frazier (R)
  • County Treasurer: B. Lee Hubbard, CPA

CommunitiesEdit

 
Map of Jackson County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

CitiesEdit

VillagesEdit

TownshipsEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Jackson County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-21. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 167. 
  5. ^ http://thewelshsurnameshop.com/?page_id=15
  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. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. 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. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  14. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. 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. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  16. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  17. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  18. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 1,584 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 612 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 53 votes, and Socialist Labor candidate Arthur Reimer received 29 votes.

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