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Champaign County, Ohio
Seal of Champaign County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Champaign County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 1, 1805
Seat Urbana
Largest City Urbana
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

430 sq mi (1,114 km²)
429 sq mi (1,111 km²)
1.2 sq mi (3 km²), 0.3%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

40,097
94/sq mi (36/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.champaign.oh.us
Named for: "plain" in French

Champaign County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 40,097. Its county seat is Urbana. The county takes its name from the French word for "open level country".

Champaign County comprises the Urbana, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Dayton-Springfield-Sidney, OH Combined Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 430 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 429 square miles (1,110 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.3%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 6,303
1820 8,479 34.5%
1830 12,131 43.1%
1840 16,721 37.8%
1850 19,782 18.3%
1860 22,698 14.7%
1870 24,188 6.6%
1880 27,817 15.0%
1890 26,980 −3.0%
1900 26,642 −1.3%
1910 26,351 −1.1%
1920 25,071 −4.9%
1930 24,103 −3.9%
1940 25,258 4.8%
1950 26,793 6.1%
1960 29,714 10.9%
1970 30,491 2.6%
1980 33,649 10.4%
1990 36,019 7.0%
2000 38,890 8.0%
2010 40,097 3.1%
Est. 2015 38,987 −2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 38,890 people, 14,952 households, and 10,870 families residing in the county. The population density was 91 people per square mile (35/km²). There were 15,890 housing units at an average density of 37 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.73% White, 2.30% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 0.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,952 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% 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 26.20% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,139, and the median income for a family was $50,430. Males had a median income of $38,265 versus $26,241 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,542. About 5.10% of families and 7.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.90% of those under age 18 and 7.60% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 40,097 people, 15,329 households, and 10,925 families residing in the county. The population density was 93.5 inhabitants per square mile (36.1/km2). There were 16,755 housing units at an average density of 39.1 per square mile (15.1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 94.7% white, 2.2% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 27.6% were German, 14.9% were Irish, 14.3% were American, and 11.8% were English.

Of the 15,329 households, 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.7% were non-families, and 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.02. The median age was 39.7 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $49,246 and the median income for a family was $58,433. Males had a median income of $44,920 versus $32,847 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,438. About 10.0% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.4% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Map of Champaign County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Champaign County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

City

Villages

Townships

  • Adams
  • Concord
  • Goshen
  • Harrison
  • Jackson
  • Johnson
  • Mad River
  • Rush
  • Salem
  • Union
  • Urbana
  • Wayne

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities


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