Henry County, Ohio facts for kids
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Henry County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
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|Founded||December 26, 1834|
|Named for||Patrick Henry|
|• Total||420 sq mi (1,100 km2)|
|• Land||416 sq mi (1,080 km2)|
|• Water||3.7 sq mi (10 km2) 0.9%%|
|• Density||65.9/sq mi (25.43/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 27,662. Its county seat is Napoleon. The county was created in 1820 and later organized in 1834. It is named for American Founding Father Patrick Henry, the Virginian famous for his "give me liberty, or give me death!" speech.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 420 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 416 square miles (1,080 km2) is land and 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2) (0.9%) is water.
- Fulton County (north)
- Lucas County (northeast)
- Wood County (east)
- Putnam County (south)
- Defiance County (west)
- Williams County (northwest)
- Hancock County (southeast)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,215 people, 10,934 households, and 7,883 families living in the county. The population density was 67.8 inhabitants per square mile (26.2/km2). There were 11,963 housing units at an average density of 28.8 per square mile (11.1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.2% white, 0.4% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 2.4% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 6.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 53.7% were German, 10.6% were Irish, 7.1% were English; 6.9% identified as "American".
Of the 10,934 households, 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.2% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.9% were non-families, and 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.99. The median age was 39.8 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $48,367 and the median income for a family was $58,587. Males had a median income of $44,953 versus $32,127 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,638. About 8.0% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.
Henry County Airport is a public use airport located three nautical miles (6 km) east of the central business district of Napoleon, Ohio. It is owned by the Henry County Airport Authority.
- Napoleon (county seat)
Other unincorporated communities
- In Spanish: Condado de Henry (Ohio)