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For British letters to voters in Clark County in the 2004 Presidential election, see The Guardian
Clark County, Ohio
Clark County oh seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Clark County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of USA OH
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 1 1818[1]
Named for General George Rogers Clark
Seat Springfield
Largest city Springfield
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

403 sq mi (1,045 km²)
400 sq mi (1,036 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.92%
 - (2000)
 - Density

362/sq mi (140/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Clark County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 144,742. It is included in the Springfield, Ohio Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The county was established on March 1, 1818 and is named for General George Rogers Clark who fought Indians in Ohio in the early Nineteenth Century.[2] Its county seat is Springfield6.

Government Edit

Main article: Ohio county government

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,045 square kilometers (403 sq mi). 1,036 km2 (400 sq mi) of it is land and 10 km2 (4 sq mi) of it (0.92%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Clark County
Population by year[1]

2000 144,742
1990 147,548
1980 150,236
1970 157,115
1960 131,440
1950 111,661
1940 95,647
1930 90,936
1920 80,728
1910 66,435
1900 58,939
1890 52,277
1880 41,948
1870 32,070
1860 25,300
1850 22,178
1840 16,882
1830 13,114
1820 9,533

As of the census² of 2000, there were 144,742 people, 56,648 households, and 39,370 families residing in the county. The population density was 140/km² (362/sq mi). There were 61,056 housing units at an average density of 59/km² (153/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 88.12% White, 8.95% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.53% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. 1.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


Clark County courthouse.

There were 56,648 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.60% were married couples living together, 12.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,340, and the median income for a family was $48,259. Males had a median income of $37,157 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,501. About 7.90% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.90% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over.

Localities Edit

Municipalities Edit

Map of Clark County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Clark County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Census-designated places Edit

Other locations Edit

Townships Edit

Education Edit

Public School Districts Edit

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "Ohio County Profiles: Clark County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Clark County data". {{subst:#ifexist:Ohio State University|[[Ohio State University|]]|[[Wikipedia:Ohio State University|]]}} Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 39°55′N 83°47′W / 39.92, -83.78

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