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Ottawa County, Ohio

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Ottawa County, Ohio
Ottawa County Courthouse 2.jpg
Flag of Ottawa County, Ohio

Flag
Seal of Ottawa County, Ohio

Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Ottawa County

Location in the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio

Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 6, 1840[1]
Named for the Ottawa tribe or a word meaning "trader"
Seat Port Clinton
Largest city Port Clinton
Area
 • Total 585 sq mi (1,515 km2)
 • Land 255 sq mi (660 km2)
 • Water 330 sq mi (855 km2), 56%
Population
 • (2010) 41,428
 • Density 163/sq mi (63/km2)
Congressional districts 5th, 9th
Time zone Eastern: UTC−5/−4
Website www.co.ottawa.oh.us

Ottawa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,428.[2] Its county seat is Port Clinton.[3] The county is named either for the Ottawa Indians who lived there, or for an Indian word meaning "trader".[4]

Ottawa County comprises the Port Clinton, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Toledo-Port Clinton, OH Combined Statistical Area.

History

On September 10, 1813, during the War of 1812, nine vessels of the United States Navy under Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, decisively defeated six vessels of Great Britain’s Royal Navy in the Battle of Lake Erie near Put-in-Bay. This action was one of the major battles of the war.

Ottawa County was formed on March 6, 1840 from portions of Erie, Lucas and Sandusky counties. It was named after the North American Indian tribe of the Ottawa.[5]

In 1974, the County Courthouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]

The county is notable in presidential politics for being a bellwether, having continuously voted for the winning candidate for thirteen elections beginning in 1964.[7]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 585 square miles (1,520 km2), of which 255 square miles (660 km2) is land and 330 square miles (850 km2) (56%) is water.[8] It is the third-smallest county in Ohio by land area. It borders Ontario across Lake Erie.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18402,248
18503,30847.2%
18607,016112.1%
187013,36490.5%
188019,76247.9%
189021,97411.2%
190022,2131.1%
191022,3600.7%
192022,193−0.7%
193024,1098.6%
194024,3601.0%
195029,46921.0%
196035,32319.9%
197037,0995.0%
198040,0768.0%
199040,029−0.1%
200040,9852.4%
201041,4281.1%
Est. 201740,657[9]−1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
1790-1960[11] 1900-1990[12]
1990-2000[13] 2010-2017[2]

2000 census

As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 40,985 people, 16,474 households, and 11,729 families residing in the county. The population density was 161 people per square mile (62/km²). There were 25,532 housing units at an average density of 100 per square mile (39/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.56% White, 0.65% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.44% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. 3.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,474 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 26.80% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,224, and the median income for a family was $51,919. Males had a median income of $39,823 versus $24,727 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,973. About 4.20% of families and 5.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.40% of those under age 18 and 5.40% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 41,428 people, 17,503 households, and 11,884 families residing in the county.[15] The population density was 162.5 inhabitants per square mile (62.7/km2). There were 27,909 housing units at an average density of 109.5 per square mile (42.3/km2).[16] The racial makeup of the county was 96.5% white, 0.8% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 4.2% of the population.[15] In terms of ancestry, 44.6% were German, 11.9% were Irish, 9.8% were English, 6.3% were American, and 6.1% were Polish.[17]

Of the 17,503 households, 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.1% were non-families, and 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.82. The median age was 46.3 years.[15]

The median income for a household in the county was $53,463 and the median income for a family was $64,258. Males had a median income of $52,736 versus $33,557 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,809. About 6.3% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.[18]

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[19]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 56.5% 12,653 37.0% 8,285 6.5% 1,447
2012 46.8% 10,538 51.1% 11,503 2.1% 464
2008 46.0% 10,624 52.3% 12,064 1.7% 402
2004 51.9% 12,073 47.8% 11,118 0.3% 68
2000 49.7% 9,917 47.5% 9,485 2.8% 566
1996 37.0% 6,991 49.4% 9,321 13.6% 2,576
1992 34.3% 6,782 41.1% 8,128 24.7% 4,885
1988 53.4% 9,352 45.9% 8,038 0.7% 127
1984 60.4% 10,920 39.0% 7,053 0.6% 102
1980 51.2% 8,641 40.0% 6,753 8.8% 1,489
1976 45.0% 8,241 52.7% 9,646 2.3% 412
1972 57.9% 9,772 38.3% 6,465 3.9% 652
1968 47.3% 7,149 41.8% 6,319 10.9% 1,647
1964 37.0% 5,639 63.0% 9,618
1960 58.3% 9,260 41.7% 6,612
1956 63.0% 8,806 37.0% 5,176
1952 60.0% 8,708 40.0% 5,808
1948 47.5% 5,591 52.3% 6,157 0.3% 35
1944 58.4% 6,922 41.7% 4,941
1940 55.3% 6,872 44.7% 5,556
1936 36.0% 4,006 56.9% 6,335 7.2% 798
1932 34.2% 3,600 64.7% 6,817 1.1% 115
1928 62.5% 5,772 37.2% 3,435 0.2% 22
1924 51.8% 4,137 32.2% 2,571 16.1% 1,283
1920 59.4% 4,336 39.3% 2,867 1.3% 96
1916 34.5% 1,793 64.4% 3,347 1.0% 54
1912 17.2% 791 59.2% 2,728 23.7% 1,092
1908 39.5% 2,202 59.7% 3,329 0.8% 46
1904 46.9% 2,437 52.1% 2,706 1.0% 51
1900 39.9% 2,131 59.6% 3,185 0.5% 29
1896 38.7% 2,079 60.7% 3,260 0.6% 34
1892 34.4% 1,588 63.7% 2,943 1.9% 89
1888 35.7% 1,730 63.3% 3,065 1.0% 47
1884 36.1% 1,575 62.8% 2,742 1.1% 49
1880 36.6% 1,510 62.0% 2,559 1.4% 59
1876 37.7% 1,336 62.3% 2,208
1872 43.7% 1,122 56.0% 1,439 0.4% 9

Government and politics

County officials

The County elects 9 holders.

Office Name Party
Commissioner James M. Sass Democrat
Commissioner Mark W. Stahl Republican
Commissioner Mark Coppler Republican
Prosecutor James VanEerten Republican
Sheriff Stephen J. Levorchick Democrat
Clerk of Courts Gary Kohli Democrat
Recorder Virginia M. Park Democrat
Treasurer Robert Hille Democrat
Engineer Ronald Lajti Democrat
Coroner Daniel Cadigan Democrat
Auditor Jo Ellen Regal Democrat
Common Pleas Court Judge Bruce A. Winters Independent
Juvenile Court Judge Kathleen L. Giesler Democrat
Municipal Court Judge Frederick C. Hany, II Republican

[20]

Transportation

Major highways

10 major highways run through Ottawa County, including two interstates, and eight state routes.

Airports

Communities

Map of Ottawa County, Ohio with municipal and township labels
Map of Ottawa County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

City

Villages

Townships

https://web.archive.org/web/20160715023447/http://www.ohiotownships.org/township-websites

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Notable residents

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Ottawa County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 21, 2007. Retrieved April 28, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ottawa County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Archived from the original on December 3, 2007. Retrieved April 28, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Ottawa County". www.co.ottawa.oh.us. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  6. ^ "AssetDetail". focus.nps.gov. Retrieved March 15, 2016. 
  7. ^ "The Ohio county that picks presidents is leaning Trump". BBC. July 23, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2016. 
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  12. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  15. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 27, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 27, 2015. 
  17. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 27, 2015. 
  18. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 27, 2015. 
  19. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-05-03. 
  20. ^ Ottawa County Elected Officials
  21. ^ "Trinity United Church of Christ (Elliston, Ohio)". Bowling Green State University. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 

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