Marion County, Ohio

county in Ohio, United States

Marion County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. In 2010, 66,501 people lived there.[1] The county seat is Marion.[2]

Marion County
Marion County Courthouse
Marion County Courthouse
Flag of Marion County
Flag
Official seal of Marion County
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Marion County
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°35′N 83°10′W / 40.59°N 83.16°W / 40.59; -83.16
Country United States
State Ohio
FoundedMay 1, 1824
Named forFrancis Marion
SeatMarion
Largest cityMarion
Area
 • Total404 sq mi (1,050 km2)
 • Land404 sq mi (1,050 km2)
 • Water0.4 sq mi (1 km2)  0.1%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2019)
65,093
 • Density165/sq mi (64/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts4th, 12th
Websitewww.co.marion.oh.us

HistoryEdit

The county was founded on May 1, 1824[3] and is named for General Francis "The Swamp Fox" Marion, a South Carolinian officer in the Revolutionary War.[4]

GeographyEdit

The U.S. Census Bureau says that the county has a total area of 404 square miles (1,050 km2). Of that 404 square miles (1,050 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.1%) is water.[5] It is the fifth-smallest county in Ohio by total area.

Bordering countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
18306,551
184014,765125.4%
185012,618−14.5%
186015,49022.8%
187016,1844.5%
188020,56527.1%
189024,72720.2%
190028,67816.0%
191033,97118.5%
192042,00423.6%
193045,4208.1%
194044,898−1.1%
195049,95911.3%
196060,22120.5%
197064,7247.5%
198067,9745.0%
199064,274−5.4%
200066,2173.0%
201066,5010.4%
2019 (est.)65,093[6]−2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2019[1]

2010 censusEdit

The 2010 United States Census says that there were 66,501 people, 24,691 households, and 16,837 families living in the county.[11]

CommunitiesEdit

CityEdit

VillagesEdit

TownshipsEdit

  • Big Island
  • Bowling Green
  • Claridon
  • Grand
  • Grand Prairie
  • Green Camp
  • Marion
  • Montgomery
  • Pleasant
  • Prospect
  • Richland
  • Salt Rock
  • Scott
  • Tully
  • Waldo

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

  • Bellaire Gardens
  • Big Island
  • Brush Ridge
  • Centerville
  • Claridon
  • DeCliff
  • Espyville
  • Gast Corner
  • Kirkpatrick
  • Lynn
  • Martel
  • Meeker
  • Oak Knoll
  • Owens
  • Tobias

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "Ohio: Individual County Chronologies". Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Archived from the original on April 6, 2016. Retrieved February 14, 2015.
  4. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 200.
  5. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  6. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 26, 2020.
  7. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  8. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  9. Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  10. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
  11. "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2015-12-27.

Other websitesEdit