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Henry County, Ohio

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Founded  December 26, 1834
Seat  Napoleon
Congressional district  5th
Area  1,088 km²
Unemployment rate  5.9% (Apr 2015)
Named for  Patrick Henry
Largest city  Napoleon
Time zone  Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Population  28,092 (2013)
Date formed  1820
Henry County, Ohio wwwhenrycountyohiocomimageshenrycountyhome02jpg
Cities  Napoleon, Liberty Center, Holgate, Deshler, Hamler, Malinta
University  Northwest State Community College
Rivers  Maumee River, North Turkeyfoot Creek, Bad Creek

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.

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Map of Henry County, OH, USA

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

  • Fulton County (north)
  • Lucas County (northeast)
  • Wood County (east)
  • Putnam County (south)
  • Defiance County (west)
  • Williams County (northwest)
  • Hancock County (southeast)
  • 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.

    Government

    Henry County has a three-member Board of County Commissioners that oversee the various county departments, similar to 85 of the other 88 Ohio counties. Henry County's elected officials include:

  • County Commissioners: Tom VonDeylen, Glenn Miller, and Robert Hastedt
  • County Auditor: Kevin Garringer
  • County Clerk of Courts: Connie Schnitkey
  • County Coroner: Melinda Fritz, MD
  • County Engineer: Timothy Schumm, PE, PS
  • Prosecuting attorney: Gwen Howe-Gebers, JD
  • Municipal Court Judge: Amy C. Rosebrook
  • Common Pleas Judge - General/Probate Division: John S. Collier
  • Common Pleas Judge - Domestic / Juvenile: Denise McColley
  • County Recorder: Brandi Baden
  • County Treasurer: Calvin G. Spiess
  • County Sheriff: Michael Bodenbender
  • 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.

    City

  • Napoleon (county seat)
  • Census-designated place

  • Ridgeville Corners
  • References

    Henry County, Ohio Wikipedia


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