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Henry County, Ohio
Seal of Henry County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Henry County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded December 26, 1834
Seat Napoleon
Largest City Napoleon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

420 sq mi (1,088 km²)
416 sq mi (1,077 km²)
3.7 sq mi (10 km²), 0.9%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

28,215
68/sq mi (26/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.henrycountyohio.com
Named for: Patrick Henry

Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,215. Its county seat is Napoleon. The county was created in 1820 and later organized in 1834. It is named for Patrick Henry, the Virginian famous for his "give me liberty or give me death" speech.

Geography

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.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 262
1840 2,503 855.3%
1850 3,434 37.2%
1860 8,901 159.2%
1870 14,028 57.6%
1880 20,585 46.7%
1890 25,080 21.8%
1900 27,282 8.8%
1910 25,119 −7.9%
1920 23,362 −7.0%
1930 22,524 −3.6%
1940 22,756 1.0%
1950 22,423 −1.5%
1960 25,392 13.2%
1970 27,058 6.6%
1980 28,383 4.9%
1990 29,108 2.6%
2000 29,210 0.4%
2010 28,215 −3.4%
Est. 2015 27,816 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 29,210 people, 10,935 households, and 7,960 families residing in the county. The population density was 70 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 11,622 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.33% White, 0.58% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 2.56% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 5.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 94.3% spoke English, 3.7% Spanish and 1.7% German as their first language.

There were 10,935 households out of which 35.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,657, and the median income for a family was $49,881. Males had a median income of $35,901 versus $24,076 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,667. About 5.30% of families and 7.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.90% of those under age 18 and 4.20% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,215 people, 10,934 households, and 7,883 families residing 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, and 6.9% were 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.

Transportation

Airport

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.

Communities

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

City

Villages

Townships

  • Bartlow
  • Damascus
  • Flatrock
  • Freedom
  • Harrison
  • Liberty
  • Marion
  • Monroe
  • Napoleon
  • Pleasant
  • Richfield
  • Ridgeville
  • Washington

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated communities


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