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Encyclopedia > Ross, Ohio

Ross is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Butler County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the community had a total population of 1,971.


Location of Ross, Ohio

Ross is located at 39°18'49" North, 84°38'42" West (39.313606, -84.644899)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 4.5 km˛ (1.7 mi˛). 4.4 km˛ (1.7 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 1.16% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,971 people, 725 households, and 551 families residing in Ross. The population density is 447.7/km˛ (1,162.8/mi˛). There are 753 housing units at an average density of 171.0/km˛ (444.2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the community is 97.97% White, 0.20% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 725 households out of which 37.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% are married couples living together, 12.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% are non-families. 20.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.72 and the average family size is 3.13.

The population is spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the community is $41,429, and the median income for a family is $46,354. Males have a median income of $37,463 versus $26,167 for females. The per capita income for the community is $18,701. 3.6% of the population and 4.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 6.5% of those under the age of 18 and 0.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=39.313606&longitude=-84.644899&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=39.313606&lon=-84.644899&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-84.644899&lat=39.313606&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Ross County, Ohio History (5053 words)
The act of cession of Virginia's claims in "the territory northwest of the Ohio river" to the United States, reserved these lands for distribution to the Virginia soldiers, in case the territory reserved by the State south of the Ohio river, should be insufficient to supply the demand.
Ross was the sixth territorial county, wholly or partly within the limits of the State, as subsequently defined, Washington, Hamilton, Wayne, Adams and Jefferson preceding it.
Edward Tiffin of Ross county was elected to the position of speaker of the house; and here was the beginning of the prestige and political prominence which the county attained and held for many years in the administration of public affairs.
Ross County, Ohio History (20818 words)
Carl Ballard, one of Ross county's substantial farmers, was born and reared in the county of Franklin, Ohio.
Aaron Beath, born in Ross county, went to live with an uncle after his father's death, and remained there until he was fully grown, when he married Elizabeth Snyder, a native of Ross county, and went to farming in Paint township on a place belonging to the parents of his wife.
Charles E. Bowdle was born in Union township, Ross county, October 31, 1859, son of William F. and grandson of Edward Bowdle, both natives of Ross county, the former born in 1830, and the latter in 1804.
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