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Champaign County
Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana
Champaign County Courthouse in Urbana
Official seal of Champaign County
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Map of Ohio highlighting Champaign County
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
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Ohio's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Ohio
Founded March 1, 1805
Named for "plain" in French
Seat Urbana
Largest city Urbana
Area
 • Total 430 sq mi (1,100 km2)
 • Land 429 sq mi (1,110 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3 km2)  0.3%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 38,714
 • Density 90.0/sq mi (34.8/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 4th

Champaign County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 38,714. 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%
2020 38,714 −3.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2020

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 40,097 people, 15,329 households, and 10,925 families living 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

Notable people

  • Lawrence Borst, veterinarian and Indiana state legislator
  • John Isaiah Caldwell, lawyer
  • Jim Jordan, U.S. Representative for Ohio's 4th congressional district
  • Michael Kent, comedian and magician
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