Darke County, Ohio

Darke County is a county located in the state of Ohio of the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Greenville.


The County is located in the extreme west of Ohio, bordering Indiana and has an area of 1555 square kilometers, of which one square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Mercer County, Shelby County, Miami County, Montgomery County, Preble County, Wayne County ( Indiana), Randolph County ( Indiana) and Jay County ( Indiana).


Darke County was formed on January 3, 1809 from parts of Miami County. It was named for William Darke, an officer of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Darke County 53 309 people in 20,419 households and 14,905 families. The population density was 34 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 98.09 percent White, 0.39 percent African American, 0.17 percent Native American, 0.25 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.34 percent from other races groups; 0.74 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.86 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 20,419 households out of which 33.3 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 61.0 percent were married couples living together, 8.0 percent were single mothers, 27.0 percent were non-families, 23.5 percent of all households and 11.0 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.03.

Based on the county the population was spread from 26.3 percent population under 18 years, 7.8 percent between 18 and 24 years, 27.5 percent between 25 and 44 years, 23.2 percent between 45 and 64 years and 15.3 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 39,307, and the median income for a family was $ 45,735. Males have a median income of $ 32,933, women $ 23,339. The per capita income was $ 18,670. 6.0 percent of families and 8.0 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 10.1 percent were children or adolescents under 18 years old and 9.2 percent are 65 years old.


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