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Licking County, Ohio
Newark-ohio-courthouse.jpg
Licking County Courthouse
Seal of Licking County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Licking 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, 1808 [1]
Named forSalt licks
Seat Newark
Largest cityNewark
Area
 • Total687 sq mi (1,779 km2)
 • Land683 sq mi (1,769 km2)
 • Water5.0 sq mi (13 km2), 0.7%
Population
 • ( 2010)166,492
 • Density244/sq mi (94/km2)
Congressional district 12th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/ −4
Website www.lcounty.com

Licking County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 166,492. [2] Its county seat is Newark. [3] The county was formed on January 30, 1808 from portions of Fairfield County. It is named for the salt licks that were in the area. [4]

Licking County is part of the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 687 square miles (1,780 km2), of which 683 square miles (1,770 km2) is land and 5.0 square miles (13 km2) (0.7%) is water. [5] It is the third-largest county in Ohio by land area.

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18103,852
182011,861207.9%
183020,86975.9%
184035,09668.2%
185038,84610.7%
186037,011−4.7%
187035,756−3.4%
188040,45013.1%
189043,2797.0%
190047,0708.8%
191055,59018.1%
192056,4261.5%
193059,9626.3%
194062,2793.9%
195070,64513.4%
196090,24227.7%
1970107,79919.5%
1980120,98112.2%
1990128,3006.0%
2000145,49113.4%
2010166,49214.4%
Est. 2017173,448 [6]4.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790-1960 [8] 1900-1990 [9]
1990-2000 [10] 2010-2017 [2]

2000 census

As of the census [11] of 2000, there were 146,491 people, 55,609 households, and 40,149 families residing in the county. The population density was 212 people per square mile (82/km²). There were 58,760 housing units at an average density of 86 per square mile (33/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.64% White, 2.06% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 0.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 55,609 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,124, and the median income for a family was $51,969. Males had a median income of $37,957 versus $26,884 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,581. About 5.50% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.10% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 166,492 people, 63,989 households, and 45,162 families residing in the county. [12] The population density was 243.9 inhabitants per square mile (94.2/km2). There were 69,291 housing units at an average density of 101.5 per square mile (39.2/km2). [13] The racial makeup of the county was 93.2% white, 3.4% black or African American, 0.7% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.4% of the population. [12] In terms of ancestry, 29.5% were German, 16.0% were Irish, 13.0% were English, 10.8% were American, and 5.5% were Italian. [14]

Of the 63,989 households, 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.4% were non-families, and 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00. The median age was 39.1 years. [12]

The median income for a household in the county was $53,291 and the median income for a family was $64,386. Males had a median income of $47,391 versus $37,054 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,534. About 8.2% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over. [15]

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [16]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 61.3% 51,241 32.7% 27,376 6.0% 5,007
2012 55.8% 45,503 41.9% 34,201 2.3% 1,846
2008 56.8% 46,918 41.1% 33,932 2.1% 1,720
2004 61.7% 49,016 37.8% 30,053 0.4% 351
2000 59.5% 37,180 37.1% 23,196 3.4% 2,090
1996 48.8% 28,276 39.0% 22,624 12.2% 7,067
1992 44.5% 26,918 31.3% 18,898 24.2% 14,618
1988 66.7% 34,540 32.4% 16,793 0.8% 434
1984 72.3% 37,560 26.9% 13,995 0.8% 421
1980 58.3% 28,425 35.3% 17,208 6.4% 3,136
1976 53.8% 23,518 44.0% 19,247 2.2% 968
1972 66.5% 28,070 29.5% 12,460 4.0% 1,702
1968 48.9% 19,542 37.6% 15,021 13.5% 5,407
1964 39.3% 15,096 60.8% 23,364
1960 64.0% 23,653 36.1% 13,335
1956 67.4% 21,912 32.6% 10,581
1952 63.5% 20,385 36.5% 11,718
1948 54.6% 15,164 45.1% 12,511 0.3% 87
1944 56.7% 16,815 43.3% 12,819
1940 49.9% 16,288 50.1% 16,379
1936 39.4% 11,958 58.6% 17,785 2.1% 629
1932 48.0% 13,355 50.0% 13,904 2.0% 556
1928 72.1% 19,130 27.3% 7,244 0.5% 143
1924 58.5% 13,914 31.2% 7,428 10.3% 2,446
1920 51.9% 11,924 46.5% 10,679 1.6% 378
1916 40.9% 5,935 56.4% 8,183 2.6% 382
1912 33.7% 4,487 46.0% 6,120 20.3% 2,694
1908 44.6% 6,756 50.7% 7,685 4.8% 725
1904 51.0% 6,798 45.2% 6,019 3.8% 503
1900 46.1% 5,854 52.9% 6,716 1.0% 130
1896 45.3% 5,560 53.9% 6,611 0.8% 96
1892 42.0% 4,619 54.9% 6,038 3.2% 348
1888 43.0% 4,867 54.8% 6,199 2.1% 241
1884 43.0% 4,599 55.7% 5,958 1.4% 145
1880 42.6% 4,210 56.4% 5,575 0.9% 93
1876 41.8% 3,962 57.8% 5,473 0.4% 35
1872 43.0% 3,493 56.2% 4,562 0.8% 67

Places of interest

View from a section of the Great Circle Earthworks, part of the Newark Earthworks.

Sports

Longaberger headquarters in Newark, Ohio, a giant Longaberger Medium Market Basket.

Licking County high school athletic programs include Granville High School, Heath High School, Johnstown-Monroe High School, Lakewood High School, Licking Valley High School, Licking Heights High School, Newark Catholic High School, Newark High School, Northridge High School, Utica High School, and Watkins Memorial High School. In baseball, a state title has been won by a Licking County high school team every year since to 2002, when three Licking County teams won state titles. Newark Catholic High School and Heath High School have combined for nine state titles in a six-year span.

Licking County schools won at least one state title in four straight sport seasons: Heath in both Boys Track and Boys Baseball (2007), Newark Catholic in Football (2007), Newark in Boys Basketball (2008) and Lakewood in Softball (2008).

Communities

Map of Licking County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Cities

Villages

Townships

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

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Licking County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-06-21. Retrieved 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 186.
  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. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. 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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. 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.

Further reading

  • Thomas William Lewis, History of Southeastern Ohio and the Muskingum Valley, 1788-1928. In Three Volumes. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1928.

External links


LICKING COUNTY OHIO Latitude and Longitude:

40°05′N 82°29′W / 40.09°N 82.48°W / 40.09; -82.48