Gallia County, Ohio facts for kids
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Courthouse in Gallipolis
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
|Founded||March 25, 1803|
|Named for||the Latin name for France|
|• Total||471 sq mi (1,220 km2)|
|• Land||467 sq mi (1,210 km2)|
|• Water||4.7 sq mi (12 km2) 1.0%%|
|• Density||62.04/sq mi (23.953/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Gallia County is part of the Point Pleasant, WV-OH Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Gallia County was formed on March 25, 1803 from portions of Adams and Washington counties. Gallia County was originally settled by the French who gave the county the Latin name for "France."
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 471 square miles (1,220 km2), of which 467 square miles (1,210 km2) is land and 4.7 square miles (12 km2) (1.0%) is water.
- Vinton County (north)
- Meigs County (northeast)
- Mason County, West Virginia (east)
- Cabell County, West Virginia (south)
- Lawrence County (southwest)
- Jackson County (northwest)
National protected area
- Wayne National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 30,934 people, 12,062 households, and 8,264 families living in the county. The population density was 66.3 inhabitants per square mile (25.6/km2). There were 13,925 housing units at an average density of 29.8 per square mile (11.5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 94.7% white, 2.6% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 18.6% were American, 15.9% were German, 15.6% were Irish, and 8.0% were English.
Of the 12,062 households, 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.5% were non-families, and 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.99. The median age was 39.9 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $37,409 and the median income for a family was $46,470. Males had a median income of $39,301 versus $30,068 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,199. About 15.8% of families and 21.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.7% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.
Other unincorporated communities
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