Adams County (Ohio)

Adams County is a county located in the state of Ohio of the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is West Union.


The County is located in the south of the U.S. state of Ohio directly on the border with the neighboring state of Kentucky. Adams County has a total area of 1517 square kilometers, of which five square miles are water. Was officially founded in Adams County on 10 July 1797. Chief town is West Union, at the same time the greatest place in the entire County. Adams County is sparsely populated In 2000 27.330 people lived in Adams County, which corresponds to a Einwöhnerdichte of only 18 inhabitants per square kilometer (see below, demographics ) The County is bordered clockwise to the County: Highland County, Pike County, Scioto County, Lewis County (Kentucky), Mason County ( Kentucky) and Brown County.


Adams County was formed on July 20, 1797 from parts of Hamilton County. It was named after John Adams, the first Vice President and second President of the United States.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in the Adams County 27 330 people in 10,501 households and 7,613 families. The population density was 18 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 97.77 percent White, 0.18 percent African American, 0.68 percent Native American, 0.12 percent Asian, 0.03 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.11 percent from other races groups; 1.10 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.64 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 10,501 households out of which 34.0 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 57.1 percent were married couples living together, 10.4 percent were single mothers, 27.5 percent were non-families, 24.0 percent of all households and 11.0 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03.

Based on the county the population was spread from 26.4 percent population under 18 years, 8.7 percent between 18 and 24 years, 28.2 percent between 25 and 44 years, 23.4 percent between 45 and 64 years and 13.3 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 29,315, and the median income for a family was $ 34,714. Males have a median income of $ 30,000, women $ 20,433. The per capita income was $ 14,515. 12.8 percent of families and 17.4 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 20.3 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 16.0 percent of those 65 years.

Cities in Adams County


The following local authorities ( municipalities ) are located in Adams County:

  • Cherry Fork
  • Manchester
  • Peebles
  • Rome
  • Seaman
  • Western Union
  • Winchester


  • Bratton Township
  • Brush Creek Township
  • Franklin Township
  • Green Township
  • Jefferson Township
  • Liberty Township
  • Manchester Township
  • Meigs Township
  • Monroe Township
  • Oliver Township
  • Scott Township
  • Sprigg Township
  • Tiffin Township
  • Wayne Township
  • Winchester Township