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Hardin County, Ohio
Hardin County Courthouse, Kenton.jpg
Flag of Hardin County, Ohio
Flag
Seal of Hardin County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Hardin County
Location in the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
FoundedMarch 1, 1833
Named for John Hardin
Seat Kenton
Largest cityKenton
Area
 • Total471 sq mi (1,220 km2)
 • Land470 sq mi (1,217 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (1 km2), 0.1%
Population
 • ( 2010)32,058
 • Density68/sq mi (26/km2)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/ −4
Website[<span%20class="url"> .co.hardin.oh.us www.co.hardin.oh.us/%20www<wbr/>.co<wbr/>.hardin<wbr/>.oh<wbr/>.us]</span>]

Hardin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 32,058. [1] Its county seat is Kenton. [2] The county was created in 1820 and later organized in 1833. [3] It is named for John Hardin, an officer in the American Revolution. [4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 471 square miles (1,220 km2), of which 470 square miles (1,200 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.1%) is water. [5]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
182022
1830210854.5%
18404,5982,089.5%
18508,25179.4%
186013,57064.5%
187018,71437.9%
188027,02344.4%
189028,9397.1%
190031,1877.8%
191030,407−2.5%
192029,167−4.1%
193027,635−5.3%
194027,061−2.1%
195028,6736.0%
196029,6333.3%
197030,8134.0%
198032,7196.2%
199031,111−4.9%
200031,9452.7%
201032,0580.4%
Est. 201731,364 [6]−2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790-1960 [8] 1900-1990 [9]
1990-2000 [10] 2010-2013 [1]

2000 census

At the 2000 census, [11] there were 31,945 people, 11,963 households and 8,134 families residing in the county. The population density was 68 per square mile (26/km²). There were 12,907 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.54% White, 0.70% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 96.9% spoke English and 1.4% German as their first language.

There were 11,963 households of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.00% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.03.

24.30% of the population were under the age of 18, 15.40% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.

The median household income was $34,440 and the median family income was $42,395. Males had a median income of $33,393 comppared with $21,695 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,200. About 8.90% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.20% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 32,058 people, 11,762 households, and 7,950 families residing in the county. [12] The population density was 68.1 inhabitants per square mile (26.3/km2). There were 13,100 housing units at an average density of 27.8 per square mile (10.7/km2). [13] The racial makeup of the county was 96.7% white, 0.8% black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.3% of the population. [12] In terms of ancestry, 33.0% were German, 15.1% were Irish, 13.2% were American, and 9.6% were English. [14]

Of the 11,762 households, 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.4% were non-families, and 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.05. The median age was 34.7 years. [12]

The median income for a household in the county was $41,343 and the median income for a family was $55,274. Males had a median income of $41,191 versus $32,313 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,100. About 9.6% of families and 16.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.5% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over. [15]

Politics

Hardin County is a Republican Party stronghold.

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [16]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 70.6% 8,717 23.6% 2,920 5.8% 717
2012 60.1% 7,489 37.0% 4,619 2.9% 362
2008 58.9% 7,749 38.1% 5,013 2.9% 387
2004 63.0% 8,441 36.5% 4,891 0.5% 60
2000 59.0% 7,124 37.8% 4,557 3.2% 387
1996 46.4% 5,506 41.5% 4,930 12.1% 1,440
1992 44.3% 5,851 33.0% 4,364 22.7% 3,000
1988 62.8% 7,291 35.7% 4,145 1.5% 170
1984 69.1% 8,722 30.2% 3,813 0.7% 85
1980 61.5% 7,457 31.9% 3,863 6.6% 803
1976 54.9% 6,076 42.0% 4,650 3.2% 349
1972 69.1% 8,713 28.1% 3,535 2.8% 354
1968 53.8% 6,963 32.3% 4,180 13.9% 1,794
1964 43.7% 5,679 56.3% 7,324
1960 64.4% 9,042 35.6% 4,996
1956 66.5% 9,049 33.5% 4,556
1952 64.6% 9,235 35.4% 5,064
1948 57.4% 7,441 42.2% 5,474 0.4% 52
1944 62.6% 8,566 37.5% 5,128
1940 58.4% 9,192 41.6% 6,547
1936 46.9% 7,631 51.8% 8,441 1.3% 211
1932 44.9% 7,215 54.2% 8,717 1.0% 152
1928 60.2% 8,137 39.3% 5,306 0.6% 74
1924 53.7% 7,112 41.7% 5,523 4.7% 619
1920 57.6% 8,071 41.5% 5,817 0.8% 115
1916 48.1% 4,119 50.2% 4,304 1.7% 144
1912 33.2% 2,775 46.8% 3,912 20.0% 1,667
1908 50.4% 4,444 47.2% 4,164 2.5% 219
1904 57.4% 4,736 37.5% 3,096 5.1% 424
1900 50.1% 4,389 47.8% 4,190 2.1% 187
1896 49.5% 4,276 49.2% 4,247 1.3% 116
1892 47.7% 3,515 47.3% 3,483 5.0% 369
1888 49.5% 3,611 45.8% 3,339 4.7% 339
1884 51.1% 3,647 47.3% 3,373 1.7% 119
1880 53.1% 3,472 46.4% 3,032 0.5% 33
1876 51.0% 2,830 48.7% 2,702 0.3% 19
1872 53.1% 2,238 46.7% 1,970 0.2% 8

Airports

Ada Airport ( FAA LID: 0D7) is a privately owned, public-use airport located one nautical mile (1.85 km) northwest of the central business district of Ada, a village in Hardin County.

Hardin County Airport ( FAA LID: I95) is the largest paved facility and is located 3 miles south of Kenton, Ohio on CR 135. The runway is 4,803 feet long at an elevation of 1,030 feet. Maintenance, fuel and storage are available. [17]

Major highways

Science

Currently there is a working Artesian aquifer operating in the county.

Media

Two newspapers, the daily The Kenton Times of Kenton and the weekly The Ada Herald of Ada, operate in Hardin County.

Radio stations include WKTN of Kenton and WONB of Ada, the radio station at Ohio Northern University.

WOCB-LP TV48 is a local Christian television station in downtown Kenton covering channels 39.1-39.4. [18]

Communities

Map of Hardin County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

City

Villages

Townships

https://web.archive.org/web/20160715023447/http://www.ohiotownships.org/township-websites

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated communities

Notable people

From Kenton

From Ada

From Alger

From Dunkirk

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "Ohio: Individual County Chronologies". Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 149.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  12. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  13. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  14. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  15. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  16. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-03. Retrieved 2013-04-11.
  18. ^ "The Central Ohio Association Of Christian Broadcasters". Archived from the original on 2015-02-08.
  19. ^ "Kansas Governor Nehemiah Green". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
  20. ^ http://www.army.mil/article/15459/

External links


HARDIN COUNTY OHIO Latitude and Longitude:

40°40′N 83°40′W / 40.66°N 83.66°W / 40.66; -83.66