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Encyclopedia > Hancock County, Ohio

Hancock County is a county located in the state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population is 71,295. Its county seat is Findlay6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,382 km˛ (534 mi˛). 1,376 km˛ (531 mi˛) of it is land and 6 km˛ (2 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.42% water.


Adjacent counties

  • Wood County (north)
  • Seneca County (northeast)
  • Wayandot County (southeast)
  • Hardin County (south)
  • Allen County (southwest)
  • Putnam County (west)

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 71,295 people, 27,898 households, and 19,138 families residing in the county. The population density is 52/km˛ (134/mi˛). There are 29,785 housing units at an average density of 22/km˛ (56/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 95.14% White, 1.11% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 1.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.22% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 3.07% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 27,898 households out of which 32.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% are married couples living together, 8.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% are non-families. 26.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 3.01.


In the county the population is spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 94.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $43,856, and the median income for a family is $51,490. Males have a median income of $37,139 versus $24,374 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,991. 7.50% of the population and 5.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.80% of those under the age of 18 and 6.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Municipalities

  • Arcadia
  • Arlington
  • Benton Ridge
  • Findlay
  • Fostoria
  • Jenera
  • McComb
  • Mount Blanchard
  • Mount Cory
  • Rawson
  • Van Buren
  • Vanlue

External link

  • Hancock County Government's website (http://www.co.hancock.oh.us/)

Regions of Ohio
Unglaciated Allegheny Plateau | Glaciated Allegheny Plateau | Glacial till plains | Lake Erie | Black Swamp
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metropolitan area | Cleveland metropolitan area
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Hancock County, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1177 words)
Hancock County is a county located in the state of Ohio.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 9.70% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 22.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who are 65 years of age or older.
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.
Hancock County Water Resources, AEX-480.32 (1909 words)
Approximately 30 percent of Hancock County's residents (1980 census population was 64,581) depend upon private ground-water wells to supply their domestic and agricultural needs.
Hancock County is part of two major river basins in northwestern Ohio: the Portage River Basin (the upper 1/3 of the county) and the Blanchard River Basin (the lower 2/3 of the county).
Based on the statewide averages of runoff and ground-water recharge, Hancock County's 35 inches of annual precipitation result in about 9 inches of runoff, and almost 6 inches of the 35 have the potential to recharge the aquifers annually.
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