Adams County, Ohio

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Adams County, Ohio
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Seal of Adams County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Adams County
Location in the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded July 10, 1797 [1]
Named for John Adams
Seat West Union
Largest village West Union
Area
 • Total 586 sq mi (1,518 km2)
 • Land 584 sq mi (1,513 km2)
 • Water 2.4 sq mi (6 km2), 0.4%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2016) 27,907 [2]
 • Density 49/sq mi (19/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/ -4
Website www.adamscountyoh.com

Adams County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,550. [3] Its county seat is West Union. [4] The county is named after John Adams, the second President of the United States. [5]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 586 square miles (1,520 km2), of which 584 square miles (1,510 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (0.4%) is water. [6] It includes many parks and preserves, including one of Ohio's greatest archeological wonders, the Serpent Mound at the Serpent Mound State Memorial in Locust Grove. Serpent Mound lends its name to the Serpent Mound crater, the eroded remnant of a huge ancient meteorite impact crater. Other areas of note include state parks and national forests like Edge of Appalachia, Shawnee State Park, Adams Lake Park and Robert H. Whipple State Nature Preserve. [7]

Adjacent counties

State protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 3,432
1810 9,434 174.9%
1820 10,406 10.3%
1830 12,281 18.0%
1840 13,183 7.3%
1850 18,883 43.2%
1860 20,309 7.6%
1870 20,750 2.2%
1880 24,005 15.7%
1890 26,093 8.7%
1900 26,328 0.9%
1910 24,755 −6.0%
1920 22,403 −9.5%
1930 20,381 −9.0%
1940 21,705 6.5%
1950 20,499 −5.6%
1960 19,982 −2.5%
1970 18,957 −5.1%
1980 24,328 28.3%
1990 25,371 4.3%
2000 27,330 7.7%
2010 28,550 4.5%
Est. 2016 27,907 [8] −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [9]
1790-1960 [10] 1900-1990 [11]
1990-2000 [12] 2010-2013 [3]

2000 census

As of the census [13] of 2000, 27,330 people, 10,501 households, and 7,613 families resided in the county. The population density was 47 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 11,822 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.77% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.5% were of American, 19.8% German, 11.7% Irish and 8.9% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 10,501 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,315, and the median income for a family was $34,714. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $20,433 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,515. About 12.80% of families and 17.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.30% of those under age 18 and 16.00% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, 28,550 people, 11,147 households, and 7,793 families resided in the county. [14] The population density was 48.9 inhabitants per square mile (18.9/km2). There were 12,978 housing units at an average density of 22.2 per square mile (8.6/km2). [15] The racial makeup of the county was 97.7% white, 0.4% American Indian, 0.3% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.9% of the population. [14] In terms of ancestry, 17.6% were German, 16.5% were American, 15.3% were Irish, and 9.8% were English. [16]

Of the 11,147 households, 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.1% were non-families, and 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.01. The median age was 39.6 years. [14]

The median income for a household in the county was $32,791 and the median income for a family was $40,305. Males had a median income of $37,277 versus $25,746 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,693. About 18.8% of families and 23.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.0% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over. [17]

Politics

Presidential Elections Results [18]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 75.9% 8,659 20.4% 2,326 3.7% 427
2012 61.8% 6,865 35.8% 3,976 2.5% 277
2008 60.6% 6,914 36.5% 4,170 2.9% 330
2004 63.8% 7,653 35.7% 4,281 0.6% 66
2000 62.3% 6,380 35.0% 3,581 2.7% 274
1996 45.9% 4,763 41.6% 4,317 12.5% 1,301
1992 43.9% 4,722 37.2% 3,998 19.0% 2,038
1988 60.7% 5,916 38.4% 3,740 0.9% 88
1984 62.8% 6,113 36.3% 3,534 0.8% 82
1980 53.8% 5,336 41.9% 4,161 4.3% 431
1976 47.8% 4,197 50.7% 4,450 1.5% 133
1972 63.2% 4,980 34.4% 2,709 2.5% 193
1968 51.5% 3,973 34.8% 2,685 13.6% 1,050
1964 42.5% 3,702 57.5% 5,005
1960 60.6% 5,996 39.4% 3,900
1956 59.1% 5,637 40.9% 3,894
1952 58.9% 5,648 41.1% 3,937
1948 54.2% 5,103 45.6% 4,293 0.1% 12
1944 58.3% 5,590 41.7% 3,998
1940 55.2% 6,180 44.8% 5,007
1936 50.2% 5,910 49.6% 5,832 0.2% 28
1932 44.4% 4,857 54.1% 5,909 1.5% 165
1928 65.2% 5,665 34.5% 3,000 0.2% 20
1924 52.5% 4,315 45.7% 3,762 1.8% 149
1920 54.1% 4,974 45.6% 4,194 0.3% 31
1916 48.2% 2,819 49.4% 2,887 2.4% 141
1912 38.0% 1,863 46.5% 2,279 15.5% 757
1908 52.1% 3,432 46.3% 3,048 1.6% 106
1904 52.0% 3,252 44.7% 2,796 3.3% 208
1900 51.8% 3,535 46.4% 3,169 1.7% 119
1896 50.1% 3,338 48.8% 3,248 1.1% 73
1892 48.4% 2,903 47.3% 2,832 4.3% 258
1888 47.7% 2,870 50.2% 3,022 2.0% 123
1884 49.1% 2,833 50.0% 2,886 1.0% 57
1880 48.4% 2,563 51.4% 2,725 0.2% 9
1876 45.5% 2,141 54.1% 2,546 0.5% 22
1872 48.6% 1,877 51.1% 1,972 0.3% 11

Government

Adams County has a three-member Board of County Commissioners who oversee the various County departments, similar to all but two of the 88 Ohio counties. Adams County's elected commissioners are: Brian Baldridge, Ty Pell, and Theresa Ward. [19]

Library

The Adams County Public Library serves the communities of Adams County, Ohio from its administrative location in Peebles and branches in Manchester, West Union, and Seaman.

In 2005, the library system loaned more than 264,000 items to its 14,000 cardholders. Total holdings (as of 2005) were over 101,000 volumes with over 250 periodical subscriptions. [20]

Hospital

Adams County is served by the Adams County Regional Medical Center at 230 Medical Center Drive in Seaman. The hospital was previously known as Adams County Hospital, and was in West Union. It was renamed and relocated to Seaman, and is easily accessible from the Appalachian Highway.

Communities

Map of Adams County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Villages

Townships

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Places of interest

  • Great Serpent Mound
  • Counterfeit House in the Manchester, OH area, the only home constructed for the purposes of counterfeiting U.S. currency [21]
  • Brushcreek Motorsports Complex [22]

Notable people


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