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Encyclopedia > Delaware County, Ohio

Delaware County is a fast growing suburban county located in the state of Ohio, within the Columbus, OH metropolitan area. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2004 population estimates, Delaware County's population of 142,503 made it the fastest growing county in Ohio, and the 11th fastest growing in the U.S. from 2000 to 2004. It's county seat is Delaware6 and is named after the Delaware Indians. Image File history File links Map_of_Ohio_highlighting_Delaware_County. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George Voinovich (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... Skyline of downtown Columbus, Ohio, viewed across the Scioto River. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Late 19th-Century facades on Sandusky Street The City of Delaware is the county seat of Delaware County, Ohio6. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This list of Ohio county name etymologies lists the 88 counties of the U.S. state of Ohio, with the date of their erection in parenthesis and the etymology of their names. ... The Lenape or Lenni-Lenape (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans) were, in the 1600s, loosely organized bands of Native American people practicing small-scale agriculture to augment a largely mobile hunter-gatherer society in the region around the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,181 km² (456 mi²). 1,146 km² (442 mi²) of it is land and 35 km² (14 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.97% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Adjacent counties

Marion County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Morrow County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Location in the state of Ohio Formed Seat Newark Area  - Total  - Water 1,783 km² (688 mi²) 5 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ...

Demographics

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2004 population estimates, there are 142,503 people, and 54,906 households. According to the 2000 census there are 30,668 families residing in the county. The population density is 96/km² (249/mi²). There are 54,906 housing units at an average density of 37/km² (96/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.25% White, 2.52% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.54% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... In 2000, censuses were conducted in United States: The 22nd federal United States 2000 Census Costa Rica: The 9th Costa Rican Census of population. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 54,906 households out of which 40.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.70% are married couples living together, 6.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.70% are non-families. 18.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.70 and the average family size is 3.09. Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 28.20% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 32.60% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $67,258, and the median income for a family is $76,453. Males have a median income of $51,428 versus $33,041 for females. The per capita income for the county is $31,600. 3.80% of the population and 2.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 4.40% of those under the age of 18 and 4.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Counties in Ohio do not possess home rule powers but can do only what has been expressly authorized by the Ohio General Assembly. Like eighty-six other counties (the exception is Summit), the county has the following elected officials, as provided by statute: Devolution or Home rule is the pooling of powers from central government to government at regional or local level. ... The Ohio General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Summit County, Ohio - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...

  • Three county commissioners (the Board of Commissioners): Control budget; approve zoning; approve annexations to cities and villages; set overall policy; oversee departments under their control
  • County auditor: Values property for taxation; issues dog, kennel, and cigarette licenses; issues licenses for retailers for sales tax purposes; inspects scales, pumps, etc., used in commerce to see that they are accurate
  • County clerk of court of common pleas: Keeps filings of lawsuits and orders of the county court of common pleas; records titles for motor vehicles
  • County coroner: Determines causes of death in certain cases; is the only person with the power to arrest the sheriff.
  • County engineer: Maintains county roads and land maps
  • Prosecuting attorney: Prosecutes felonies and is the legal advisor to all other county officials and departments
  • County recorder: Keeps all land records, including deeds, surveys, mortgages, easements, and liens
  • County treasurer: Collects taxes, invests county money, provide financial oversight to municipalities and school districts in the county
  • County sheriff: Chief law enforcement officer, polices areas without local police; runs the county jail; acts as officer of the local courts (transporting prisoners, serving subpoenas, acting as bailiff, etc.)

All of these officials are elected to four-year terms in November of even-numbered years after being nominated in partisan primary elections. One commissioner and the auditor are elected in the same year as the governor in one cycle; the other two commissioners and the other officials are elected in the same year as the president of the United States. The clerk, coroner, prosecutor, recorder, and sheriff begin their terms on the first Monday in January. The auditor's term begins on the second Monday in March. The treasurer's term begins on the first monday in September. The commissioner who is elected with the governor begins his term on January 1. Of the other two seats, one term begins on January 2 and the second on January 3. In general, zoning is the division of an area into sub-areas, called zones. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris (Linnaeus, 1758) The dog is a canine mammal of the Order Carnivora that has been domesticated for at least 14,000 years and perhaps for as long as 150,000 years based on recent evidence. ... The word kennel has several meanings in relation to dogs: The small shed in which a dog is kept; a doghouse. ... A cigarette will burn to ash on one end. ... A sales tax is a tax on consumption. ... A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court in order to recover a right, obtain damages for an injury, obtain an injunction to prevent an injury, or obtain a declaratory judgment to prevent future legal disputes. ... A title is a prefix or suffix added to a persons name to signify either veneration, an official position or a professional or academic qualification. ... Death is the cessation of physical life in a living organism or the state of the organism after that event. ... A typical rural county road in Indiana, USA, where traffic drives on the right. ... Real property is a legal term encompassing real estate and ownership interests in real estate (immovable property). ... A felony, in many common law legal systems, is the term for a very serious crime; misdemeanors are considered to be less serious. ... Real property is a legal term encompassing real estate and ownership interests in real estate (immovable property). ... A deed is a legal instrument used to grant a right. ... Surveyor at work with a leveling instrument. ... A mortgage is method of using property as security for the payment of a debt. ... An easement is the right of use over the real property of another. ... In law, lien is the broadest term for any sort of charge or encumbrance against an item of property that secures the payment of a debt or performance of some other obligation. ... A tax is a compulsory charge or other levy imposed on an individual or a legal entity by a state or a functional equivalent of a state (e. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


Any citizen of Ohio and the United States who is eighteen years of age or older and lives in the county may run for commissioner, auditor, treasurer, clerk of courts, or recorder. The other offices have specific additional requirements: candidates for prosecutor must be licensed to practice law; candidates for coroner must be licensed to practice medicine for two years; candidates for engineer must be both licensed surveyors and engineers; and candidates for sheriff must have certain education and supervisory experience in law enforcement.


If a vacancy arises, it is filled by the county central committee of the political party to which the former official belonged, i.e., the Republicans appoint someone to an office held by a Republican and the Democrats to an office held by a Democrat. If an office becomes vacant before the November election in the even-numbered year midway through the term, the appointee must run in a special election for the remainder of the term. If the office becomes vacant after then, the appointment is for the remainder of the term.


The Board of County Commissioners is the combined executive and legislative branch of county government but as their control over the independently elected officials is limited, there is effectively no real executive. However, one of the members of the board is named president of the board. The commissioners receive a full-time salary, but commissioners often have full-time occupations on the side. The board also employs a clerk to record its proceedings.


The board of commissioners often create numerous subordinate departments to handle specific services. These vary from county to county; among the most common are departments for building and zoning, health, economic development, water and sewer service, and emergency management.


There is also a county educational service center (previously known as the county board of education) presided over by a board of education, typically numbering five members, elected to staggered four-year terms in non-partisan elections in odd-numbered years. The center supplies services to the individual school districts in the county and exercises some limited control over the class of school districts known as "local school districts." ("City school districts" and "exempted village school districts" are free from any oversight by the county board.) Counties also have a board of mental retardation and developmental disabilities to educate disabled children. The members of this board are appointed.


Elections are administered in each county by a four-member board of elections which consists of two Republicans and two Democrats appointed by the Ohio Secretary of State at the recommendation of each county party. The board employs a director, who must be of the opposing political party of the chairman of the board of elections, and a deputy director, who must be of the political party of the chairman of the board. The Ohio Secretary of State is responsible for overseeing the elections in the state of Ohio. ...


The county has a court of common pleas, which is the court of first instance for felonies and certain high-value civil cases. All judges in Ohio are elected to six-year terms in non-partisan elections after being nominated in partisan primaries.


See also Ohio county government. The government of Ohios counties is marked by a loose organization and a diffusion of power, the basic framework not having been changed since the Nineteenth century. ...


Municipalities

† Mainly in Franklin County, but parts of Columbus extend into both Delaware County and Fairfield County.
†† Mainly in Franklin County, but parts of Dublin extend into both Delaware County and Union County.
††† Mainly in Franklin County, but a part of Westerville extends into Delaware County.

Ashley is a village located in Delaware County, Ohio. ... Columbus is the capital of the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Late 19th-Century facades on Sandusky Street The City of Delaware is the county seat of Delaware County, Ohio6. ... Location in Ohio Founded Incorporated 1810 1881  County Franklin, Delaware, and Union counties Mayor Marilee Chinnici-Zuercher Area  - Total  - Water 54. ... Galena is a village located in Delaware County, Ohio. ... Powell is a city located in Delaware County, Ohio. ... Shawnee Hills is a village located in Delaware County, Ohio. ... Sunbury is a village located in Delaware County, Ohio. ... Westerville is a city located in Franklin and Delaware counties in Ohio. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Fairfield County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ...

External links

  • Delaware County official site
  • Pictures and backgrounds on some of Delaware County's senic bridges
Flag of Ohio State of Ohio

History | Government | Cities | Villages | Townships | Colleges and universities Image File history File links Flag_of_Ohio. ... State nickname: The Buckeye State Other U.S. States Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Governor Bob Taft (R) Senators Mike DeWine (R) George Voinovich (R) Official languages None Area 116,096 km² (34th)  - Land 106,154 km²  - Water 10,044 km² (8. ... On August 7, 1953, it was retroactively declared that Ohio became a U.S. state on March 1, 1803. ... List of cities in Ohio, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of villages in Ohio, arranged in alphabetical order. ... The List of Ohio Townships provides an alphabetic list of the 1340 current and historic townships in Ohio. ... See Ohio state entry // Federal Institutions Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio State Institutions Four-Year University of Akron, Akron, Ohio Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio (Historically black colleges) University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio Cleveland State University...

Regions:

Unglaciated Allegheny Plateau | Glaciated Allegheny Plateau | Glacial till plains | Lake Erie | Black Swamp | Greater Cincinnati | Greater Cleveland This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... The Unglaciated Allegheny Plateau is located in an arc around southeastern Ohio into western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. ... The Glaciated Allegheny Plateau is that portion of the Allegheny Plateau that lies within the area covered by the last glaciation. ... The Glacial till plains are in the Northwest of Ohio. ... Lake Erie, looking southward from a high rural bluff near Leamington, Ontario Lake Erie is one of the five large freshwater Great Lakes in North America, among the worlds largest such lakes. ... Categories: US geography stubs | Ohio history | Indiana history | Wetlands | U.S. historical regions and territories ... Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metropolitan area is a metropolitan area that includes eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. ... Greater Cleveland is a nickname for the metropolitan area surrounding Cleveland in Ohio. ...

Largest cities:

Akron | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Columbus | Dayton | Parma | Toledo | Youngstown City nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location Location within the state of Ohio Government County Summit Mayor Don Plusquellic Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 161. ... Cincinnati is a city in southwestern Ohio, United States that lies on the Ohio River and is the county seat of Hamilton CountyGR6. ... City nickname: The Forest City Location Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio Government County Cuyahoga Mayor Jane L. Campbell; Frank G. Jackson (mayor-elect) Physical characteristics Area     Land     Water 213. ... Columbus is the capital of the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Downtown Dayton, Ohio, as seen from across the Great Miami River Dayton is a city in southwestern Ohio, United States with a population of 166,179 (2000). ... Parma is a city located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. ... City nickname: The Glass City Location Location in the state of Ohio Government County Lucas Mayor Jack Ford (D) Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 217. ... Youngstown is a city located in Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio, on the Mahoning River, 67 miles southeast of Cleveland, Ohio. ...

Counties:

Adams | Allen | Ashland | Ashtabula | Athens | Auglaize | Belmont | Brown | Butler | Carroll | Champaign | Clark | Clermont | Clinton | Columbiana | Coshocton | Crawford | Cuyahoga | Darke | Defiance | Delaware | Erie County | Fairfield | Fayette | Franklin | Fulton | Gallia | Geauga | Greene | Guernsey | Hamilton | Hancock | Hardin | Harrison | Henry | Highland | Hocking | Holmes | Huron | Jackson | Jefferson | Knox | Lake | Lawrence | Licking | Logan | Lorain | Lucas | Madison | Mahoning | Marion | Medina | Meigs | Mercer | Miami | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Morrow | Muskingum | Noble | Ottawa | Paulding | Perry | Pickaway | Pike | Portage | Preble | Putnam | Richland | Ross | Sandusky | Scioto | Seneca | Shelby | Stark | Summit | Trumbull | Tuscarawas | Union | Van Wert | Vinton | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Williams | Wood | Wyandot | County name origins This is a list of Ohio counties: Adams County (West Union, Ohio) Allen County (Lima, Ohio) Ashland County (Ashland, Ohio) Ashtabula County (Jefferson, Ohio) Athens County (Athens, Ohio) Auglaize County (Wapakoneta, Ohio) Belmont County (St. ... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. ... Allen County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Ashland County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Ashtabula County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Athens County is a county located in the state of Ohio, in the southeasternmost part of the state. ... Auglaize County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Belmont County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Brown County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Carroll County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Champaign County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... For British letters in the 2004 Presidential election, see The Guardians Operation Clark County Clark County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Clermont County is a county located in the state of Ohio, just east of Cincinnati. ... Clinton County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Columbiana County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Coshocton County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Crawford County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Cuyahoga County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Darke County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Defiance County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Erie County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Fairfield County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Fayette County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Fulton County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Gallia County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Geauga County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Hamilton County is a county of the state of Ohio, located in the southwest corner of the state. ... Hancock County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Hardin County is a country located in the state of Ohio. ... Harrison County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Highland County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Hocking County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Holmes County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Huron County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Location in the state of Ohio Formed Seat Newark Area  - Total  - Water 1,783 km² (688 mi²) 5 km² (2 mi²) 0. ... Logan County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Lorain County is a county located in the northeastern region state of Ohio, and is considered to be a part of what is locally referred to as Greater Cleveland. ... Lucas County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Mahoning County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Medina County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Meigs County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Mercer County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Miami County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Morrow County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Muskingum County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Noble County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Ottawa County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Paulding County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Pickaway County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Portage County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Preble County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Richland County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Ross County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Sandusky County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Scioto County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Seneca County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Stark County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Summit County, Ohio - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Trumbull County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Tuscarawas County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Van Wert County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Vinton County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Location in the state of Ohio Formed May 1, 1803 Seat Lebanon Area  - Total  - Water 1,054 km² (407 mi²) 19 km² (8 mi²) 1. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Williams County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Demographics As of the census2 of 2000, there are 121,065 people, 45,172 households, and 29,678 families residing in the county. ... Wyandot County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... This list of Ohio county name etymologies lists the 88 counties of the U.S. state of Ohio, with the date of their erection in parenthesis and the etymology of their names. ...


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