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Morgan County, Ohio
Seal of Morgan County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Morgan County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 1, 1819
Seat McConnelsville
Largest village McConnelsville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

422 sq mi (1,093 km²)
416 sq mi (1,077 km²)
5.4 sq mi (14 km²), 1.3%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

15,054
36/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.morgancounty-oh.gov
Named for: Daniel Morgan

Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,054, making it the fourth-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

  • Wayne National Forest
  • Burr Oak State Park

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%
Est. 2015 14,777 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 14,897 people, 5,890 households, and 4,176 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 7,771 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.66% White, 3.41% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 2.24% from two or more races. 0.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,890 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,868, and the median income for a family was $34,973. Males had a median income of $30,411 versus $21,039 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,967. About 15.70% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.10% of those under age 18 and 12.40% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 15,054 people, 6,034 households, and 4,140 families residing 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


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