Hardin County, Ohio facts for kids
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Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
|Founded||March 1, 1833|
|Named for||John Hardin|
|• Total||471 sq mi (1,220 km2)|
|• Land||470 sq mi (1,200 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 0.1%%|
|• Density||65.17/sq mi (25.163/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Hardin County is a county located in the west central portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 30,696. 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.
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.
- Hancock County (north)
- Wyandot County (northeast)
- Marion County (east)
- Union County (southeast)
- Logan County (south)
- Auglaize County (southwest)
- Allen County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 32,058 people, 11,762 households, and 7,950 families living 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.
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.
- US 68
- SR 31
- SR 37
- SR 53
- SR 67
- SR 117
- SR 195
- SR 235
- SR 273
- SR 292
- SR 309
- SR 385
Currently there is a working Artesian aquifer operating in the county.
- Kenton (county seat)
- Taylor Creek
Other unincorporated communities
- John R. Goodin, Democratic congressman from Kansas
- William Lawrence, Republican congressman involved with the attempt to impeach Andrew Johnson
- Jacob Parrott, first recipient of the Medal of Honor
- Paul Robinson, creator of the long-running "Etta Kett" comic strip for King Features Syndicate
- Brigadier General John (Mike) Murray
- Rollo May, an American existential psychologist
- Lee Tressel, football coach, father of former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel
- John Berton, award-winning computer graphics animator and visual effects supervisor.
- Carey Orr, cartoonist.
- Ray Brown — Homestead Grays pitcher
- Willard Rhodes, ethnomusicologist (1901–1992)
- Dean Pees, NFL coach
In Spanish: Condado de Hardin (Ohio) para niños
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