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Encyclopedia > Ross County, Ohio

Ross County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 73,345. Its county seat is Chillicothe6 and is named for Federalist Senator James Ross of Pennsylvania. A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Chillicothe is a city in Ross County, Ohio, along the Scioto River. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia 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. ... ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... James Ross (July 12, 1762-November 27, 1847) was a lawyer and United States Senator from Pennsylvania from 1794 to 1803. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,795 km² (693 mi²). 1,783 km² (688 mi²) of it is land and 12 km² (5 mi²) of it (0.66%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Adjacent counties

Pickaway County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Hocking County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Vinton County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Highland County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Fayette County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 73,345 people, 27,136 households, and 19,185 families residing in the county. The population density was 41/km² (106/mi²). There were 29,461 housing units at an average density of 17/km² (43/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.74% White, 6.20% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 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 were 27,136 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.97. A marriage is a committed relationship between or among individuals, recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 31.60% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 108.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.00 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $37,117, and the median income for a family was $43,241. Males had a median income of $35,892 versus $23,399 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,569. About 9.10% of families and 12.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.10% of those under age 18 and 10.20% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Main Article: 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. ...

The Ross County Courthouse in Chillicothe
The Ross County Courthouse in Chillicothe

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x1200, 241 KB) Summary The Ross County Courthouse in Chillicothe, Ohio, 2006 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (800x1200, 241 KB) Summary The Ross County Courthouse in Chillicothe, Ohio, 2006 Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... Chillicothe is a city in Ross County, Ohio, along the Scioto River. ...

Current officials

County officials are:

  • County Auditor Stephen A. Neal (D)
  • County Board of Elections
    • Stephen A. Madru (D)
    • Jessica Schuhmacher
    • Jessica Schuhmacher
    • Ron Fields
  • Clerk of Courts Ty D. Hinton (D)
  • Board of Commissioners
    • James M. Caldwell (R) (president)
    • Doug Corcoran (D)
    • Francis "Frank" Hirsch (D) (vice president)
  • Ross County Common Pleas Court:
    • Judge William J. "Jhan" Corzine III (D)
    • Judge Nicholas H. Holmes Jr. (D)
    • Probate and Juvenile Court Judge Richard G. Ward (R)
    • Magistrate John Di Cesare
  • County Coroner John Gabis (D)
  • County Engineer Don E. Carnes (R)
  • County Prosecutor Scott Nusbaum (R)
  • County Recorder Kathleen "Kathy" Dunn (D)
  • County Treasurer Jerald A. "Jerry" Byers (D)
  • County Sheriff Ronald L. Nichols (D)

Municipalities and census-designated places

Adelphi is a village located in Ross County, Ohio. ... Bainbridge is a village located in Ross County, Ohio. ... Chillicothe is a city in Ross County, Ohio, along the Scioto River. ... Clarksburg is a village located in Ross County, Ohio. ... Frankfort is a village located in Ross County, Ohio. ... Kingston is a village located in Ross County, Ohio in the USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 1,032. ... North Fork Village is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Ross County, Ohio. ... South Salem is a village located in Ross County, Ohio. ...

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Capital Columbus
Regions Unglaciated Allegheny Plateau - Glaciated Allegheny Plateau - Glacial till plains - Lake Erie - Black Swamp - Miami Valley - Western Reserve
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Ross County, Ohio - definition of Ross County, Ohio in Encyclopedia (376 words)
Ross County is a county located in the state of Ohio.
In the county, the population is spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 31.60% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in the county is $37,117, and the median income for a family is $43,241.
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