kids encyclopedia robot

Morgan County, Ohio facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Morgan County
The Morgan County Courthouse in McConnelsville
The Morgan County Courthouse in McConnelsville
Official seal of Morgan County
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Morgan County
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 610: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value).
Country  United States
State  Ohio
Founded March 1, 1819
Named for Daniel Morgan
Seat McConnelsville
Largest village McConnelsville
Area
 • Total 422 sq mi (1,090 km2)
 • Land 416 sq mi (1,080 km2)
 • Water 5.4 sq mi (14 km2)  1.3%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 13,802
 • Density 32.71/sq mi (12.628/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 15th

Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,802, making it the third-least populous county in Ohio. Its county seat is McConnelsville. The county was created in 1817 and later organized in 1819. It is named for Daniel Morgan, an officer in the American Revolutionary War.

History

Morgan County was formed on December 29, 1817, from portions of Guernsey, Muskingum and Washington counties. It was named after Daniel Morgan, a member in the Congress from Virginia, and general in the American Revolutionary War.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 422 square miles (1,090 km2), of which 416 square miles (1,080 km2) is land and 5.4 square miles (14 km2) (1.3%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Public areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 5,297
1830 11,800 122.8%
1840 20,852 76.7%
1850 28,585 37.1%
1860 22,119 −22.6%
1870 20,363 −7.9%
1880 20,072 −1.4%
1890 19,143 −4.6%
1900 17,905 −6.5%
1910 16,097 −10.1%
1920 14,555 −9.6%
1930 13,583 −6.7%
1940 14,227 4.7%
1950 12,836 −9.8%
1960 12,747 −0.7%
1970 12,375 −2.9%
1980 14,241 15.1%
1990 14,194 −0.3%
2000 14,897 5.0%
2010 15,054 1.1%
2020 13,802 −8.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2020

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 15,054 people, 6,034 households, and 4,140 families living in the county. The population density was 36.2 inhabitants per square mile (14.0/km2). There were 7,892 housing units at an average density of 19.0 per square mile (7.3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.2% white, 2.9% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 21.2% were German, 12.9% were English, 12.7% were Irish, and 9.8% were American.

Of the 6,034 households, 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.4% were non-families, and 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.94. The median age was 42.4 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,962 and the median income for a family was $40,440. Males had a median income of $37,173 versus $30,176 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,777. About 15.7% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.2% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Map of Morgan County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Morgan County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

Villages

Townships

  • Bloom
  • Bristol
  • Center
  • Deerfield
  • Homer
  • Malta
  • Manchester
  • Marion
  • Meigsville
  • Morgan
  • Penn
  • Union
  • Windsor
  • York

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated communities

kids search engine
Morgan County, Ohio Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.