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Highland County, Ohio
Highland County oh seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Highland County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of USA OH
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded May 1 1805[1]
Named for hilly topography which divides the Little Miami and Scioto river watersheds
Seat Hillsboro
Largest city Hillsboro
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

558 sq mi (1,445 km²)
553 sq mi (1,433 km²)
5 sq mi (12 km²), 0.82%
 - (2000)
 - Density

74/sq mi (29/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Highland County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 40,875. Its county seat is Hillsboro6 and is named for the topography which is hilly and divides the watersheds of the Little Miami and Scioto Rivers.[2] A common misconception is that Hillsboro was named the nearby Fort Hill.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,445 km² (558 sq mi). 1,433 km² (553 sq mi) of it is land and 12 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.82%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit


Highland County
Population by year[1]

2000 40,875
1990 35,728
1980 33,477
1970 28,996
1960 29,716
1950 28,188
1940 27,099
1930 25,416
1920 27,610
1910 28,711
1900 30,982
1890 29,048
1880 30,281
1870 29,133
1860 27,773
1850 25,781
1840 22,269
1830 16,345
1820 12,308
1810 5,766

As of the census² of 2000, there were 40,875 people, 15,587 households, and 11,394 families residing in the county. The population density was 29/km² (74/sq mi). There were 17,583 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (32/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.88% White, 1.50% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,587 households out of which 34.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.40% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,313, and the median income for a family was $41,091. Males had a median income of $32,541 versus $22,842 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,521. About 9.00% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.40% of those under age 18 and 11.40% of those age 65 or over.


Map of Highland County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Highland County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Main article: Ohio county government.

Localities Edit

Municipalities Edit

Townships Edit

Other places Edit

Non-Profits Edit

Habitat for Humanity of Highland County [1] was established in 2000, and has since built three homes: one on Johnson St. in Hillsboro and two on 2nd St. in Greenfield. Highland County Habitat is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

Library Edit

The Highland County District Library [2] is the public library system serving Highland County, Ohio. The main library is in Hillsboro, with three branches located in Greenfield, Leesburg, and Lynchburg. The library is a member of the SEO Consortium which allows patrons access to over 200,000 items owned by member libraries.


  1. ^ a b "Ohio County Profiles: Highland County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = |title = Highland County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University

Coordinates: 39°11′N 83°36′W / 39.18, -83.60

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