Morrow County, Ohio

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Morrow County, Ohio
Mount-gilead-ohio-courthouse.jpg
Seal of Morrow County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Morrow County
Location in the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 1, 1848 [1]
Named for Jeremiah Morrow
Seat Mount Gilead
Largest village Mount Gilead
Area
 • Total 407 sq mi (1,054 km2)
 • Land 406 sq mi (1,052 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.3%
Population
 • ( 2010) 34,827
 • Density 86/sq mi (33/km²)
Congressional district 12th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/ -4
Website www.morrowcountyohio.gov
Old Morrow County Jail

Morrow County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,827. [2] Its county seat is Mount Gilead. [3] The county was organized in 1848 from parts of four neighboring counties and named for Jeremiah Morrow, Governor of Ohio from 1822 to 1826. Shawnee people used the area for hunting purposes before white settlers arrived in the early 19th century.

Morrow County is included in the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In 2010, the center of population of Ohio was located in Morrow County, near the village of Marengo. [4]

Morrow County's historic World War I Victory Shaft, unique in the United States, is located in the center of downtown Mount Gilead. Other areas interesting to the tourist include: Mount Gilead State Park; Amish farms and businesses near Johnsville and Chesterville; the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course near Steam Corners; the rolling Allegheny foothills of eastern Morrow County; the site of the birthplace of President Warren G. Harding near Blooming Grove; the site of the former Ohio Central College in Iberia; the early 19th-century architecture of buildings in Chesterville, Ohio; the Revolutionary War Soldiers' Memorial in Mount Gilead; the Civil War monument in Cardington; and the mid-19th-century architecture of the Morrow County Courthouse and Old Jail in Mount Gilead.

The county motto is "dolorem et dolor liberum" which is Latin for "pain and suffering are free" which was an epigram of the first century BC Roman Senator Marcus Tullius Cicero and a favorite saying of one of the county's founders.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 407 square miles (1,050 km2), of which 406 square miles (1,050 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.3%) is water. [5] Morrow County is considered to be a part of "Mid Ohio."

Adjacent Counties

Water Features

Ossing Run
Ossing Run.JPG
Ossing Run is located in Cardington, Ohio
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source 968 ft (295 m)
40°31′23″N 82°57′05″W / 40.52306°N 82.95139°W / 40.52306; -82.95139 (Ossing Run source)
River mouth 40°29′57″N 82°56′40″W / 40.49917°N 82.94444°W / 40.49917; -82.94444 (Ossing Run mouth)
Length 1.6 mi (2.6 km)

Ossing Run is a tributary of Shaw Creek that flows through Morrow County, Ohio. [6] Shaw Creek flows into Whetstone Creek which is located adjacent to Cardington, Ohio. The United States Geological Survey’s Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) classifies Ossing Run as a stream with an identification number of 2761345. The feature name was entered into the GNIS system in April 2014. [7]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 20,280
1860 20,445 0.8%
1870 18,583 −9.1%
1880 19,072 2.6%
1890 18,120 −5.0%
1900 17,879 −1.3%
1910 16,815 −6.0%
1920 15,570 −7.4%
1930 14,489 −6.9%
1940 15,646 8.0%
1950 17,168 9.7%
1960 19,405 13.0%
1970 21,348 10.0%
1980 26,480 24.0%
1990 27,749 4.8%
2000 31,628 14.0%
2010 34,827 10.1%
Est. 2016 35,036 [8] 0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census [9]
1790-1960 [10] 1900-1990 [11]
1990-2000 [12] 2010-2013 [2]

2000 census

As of the census [13] of 2000, there were 31,628 people, 11,499 households, and 8,854 families residing in the county. The population density was 78 people per square mile (30/km²). There were 12,132 housing units at an average density of 30 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.37% White, 0.27% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,499 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.60% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.00% were non-families. 19.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,882, and the median income for a family was $45,747. Males had a median income of $33,129 versus $22,454 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,830. About 6.60% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 34,827 people, 12,855 households, and 9,578 families residing in the county. [14] The population density was 85.8 inhabitants per square mile (33.1/km2). There were 14,155 housing units at an average density of 34.9 per square mile (13.5/km2). [15] The racial makeup of the county was 97.7% white, 0.3% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population. [14] In terms of ancestry, 30.8% were German, 16.1% were American, 14.4% were Irish, and 13.3% were English. [16]

Of the 12,855 households, 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.5% were non-families, and 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.08. The median age was 39.5 years. [14]

The median income for a household in the county was $49,891 and the median income for a family was $55,980. Males had a median income of $41,096 versus $32,911 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,795. About 7.5% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over. [17]

Politics

Presidential Elections Results [18]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 71.6% 11,948 22.5% 3,761 5.9% 979
2012 60.8% 9,865 36.6% 5,933 2.6% 419
2008 60.4% 10,067 37.0% 6,177 2.6% 435
2004 64.2% 10,474 35.4% 5,775 0.5% 79
2000 61.1% 7,842 35.3% 4,529 3.7% 468
1996 46.1% 5,655 37.7% 4,627 16.2% 1,993
1992 40.7% 5,208 30.5% 3,907 28.7% 3,676
1988 66.3% 7,130 32.7% 3,515 1.1% 115
1984 73.5% 8,116 25.7% 2,839 0.8% 87
1980 62.0% 6,179 32.5% 3,239 5.6% 554
1976 53.3% 5,814 44.6% 4,870 2.1% 228
1972 70.6% 6,886 25.9% 2,527 3.6% 346
1968 55.6% 4,898 27.3% 2,405 17.1% 1,509
1964 47.8% 4,194 52.2% 4,572
1960 69.9% 6,357 30.1% 2,736
1956 71.6% 5,885 28.4% 2,339
1952 72.0% 6,106 28.0% 2,379
1948 62.2% 4,327 37.6% 2,616 0.2% 12
1944 69.8% 5,439 30.2% 2,356
1940 62.9% 5,457 37.1% 3,215
1936 49.5% 4,086 47.8% 3,947 2.7% 219
1932 48.8% 3,811 49.3% 3,849 1.9% 146
1928 71.7% 4,801 27.1% 1,818 1.2% 80
1924 57.4% 3,790 36.0% 2,379 6.6% 435
1920 60.8% 4,484 38.7% 2,858 0.5% 36
1916 45.4% 2,062 51.6% 2,345 3.0% 134
1912 27.7% 1,240 41.9% 1,880 30.4% 1,365
1908 51.1% 2,500 45.7% 2,239 3.2% 157
1904 55.2% 2,563 39.3% 1,827 5.5% 255
1900 51.6% 2,605 45.1% 2,278 3.3% 167
1896 48.8% 2,506 49.0% 2,517 2.2% 113
1892 49.1% 2,297 41.8% 1,958 9.1% 426
1888 51.0% 2,514 42.0% 2,068 7.0% 345
1884 52.4% 2,612 43.3% 2,160 4.3% 214
1880 52.9% 2,581 43.9% 2,143 3.1% 153
1876 53.5% 2,450 44.6% 2,046 1.9% 88
1872 55.9% 2,197 42.9% 1,689 1.2% 48

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