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Encyclopedia > Perry County, Ohio

Perry County is a county located in the state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population is 34,078. Its county seat is New Lexington6.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,069 km˛ (413 mi˛). 1,061 km˛ (410 mi˛) of it is land and 7 km˛ (3 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.68% water.


Adjacent counties

  • Licking County (north)
  • Muskingum County (northeast)
  • Morgan County (southeast)
  • Athens County (south)
  • Hocking County (southwest)
  • Fairfield County (west)

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 34,078 people, 12,500 households, and 9,350 families residing in the county. The population density is 32/km˛ (83/mi˛). There are 13,655 housing units at an average density of 13/km˛ (33/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 98.54% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 0.45% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 12,500 households out of which 36.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% are married couples living together, 9.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.20% are non-families. 21.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.90% 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 3.13.


In the county, the population is spread out with 28.10% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 29.10% from 25 to 44, 22.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $34,383, and the median income for a family is $40,294. Males have a median income of $31,664 versus $21,147 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,674. 11.80% of the population and 9.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.20% of those under the age of 18 and 12.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Municipalities

  • Corning
  • Crooksville
  • Glenford
  • Hemlock
  • Junction City
  • New Lexington
  • New Straitsville
  • Rendville
  • Shawnee
  • Somerset
  • Thornville

Regions of Ohio
Unglaciated Allegheny Plateau | Glaciated Allegheny Plateau | Glacial till plains | Lake Erie | Black Swamp
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metropolitan area | Cleveland metropolitan area
Largest Cities
Akron | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Columbus | Dayton | Toledo | Youngstown
Counties
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PERRY COUNTY OHIO INFO (221 words)
The county is named in honor of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, a hero of the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813.
Another noted city in the county is Somerset, where the first Catholic church in the state was built in 1808.
Ohio Network of American History and Research Centers (This is a descriptiong of the central storage places for groups of Ohio counties.)
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