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Hardin County, Ohio
Seal of Hardin County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Hardin County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 1, 1833
Seat Kenton
Largest City Kenton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

471 sq mi (1,220 km²)
470 sq mi (1,217 km²)
0.2 sq mi (1 km²), 0.1%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

32,058
68/sq mi (26/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.hardinohio.org
Named for: John Hardin
County flag

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

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.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 22
1830 210 854.5%
1840 4,598 2,089.5%
1850 8,251 79.4%
1860 13,570 64.5%
1870 18,714 37.9%
1880 27,023 44.4%
1890 28,939 7.1%
1900 31,187 7.8%
1910 30,407 −2.5%
1920 29,167 −4.1%
1930 27,635 −5.3%
1940 27,061 −2.1%
1950 28,673 6.0%
1960 29,633 3.3%
1970 30,813 4.0%
1980 32,719 6.2%
1990 31,111 −4.9%
2000 31,945 2.7%
2010 32,058 0.4%
Est. 2015 31,682 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

At the 2000 census, 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. 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). 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. In terms of ancestry, 33.0% were German, 15.1% were Irish, 13.2% were American, and 9.6% were English.

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.

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.

Transportation

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.

Major highways

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Science

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

Communities

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

City

Villages

Townships

  • Blanchard
  • Buck
  • Cessna
  • Dudley
  • Goshen
  • Hale
  • Jackson
  • Liberty
  • Lynn
  • Marion
  • McDonald
  • Pleasant
  • Roundhead
  • Taylor Creek
  • Washington

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated communities


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