Fairfield County (Ohio)

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


The County is located just south of the geographic center of Ohio and has an area of ​​1317 square kilometers, of which nine square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Licking County, Perry County, Hocking County, Pickaway County and Franklin County.


Fairfield County was formed on December 9, 1800 from parts of Ross County and Washington County. It was named possibly after the beautiful, lush fields ( fairfield ).

Historical buildings

  • About 3.2 kilometers northeast of Carroll, on the Sports Road Have you come to the John Bright No.. 1 Ironbridge. The "iron " bridge was added in 1978 as a historic monument by the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP 78.00206 million ).

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Fairfield County 122 759 people in 45 425 households and 34 159 families. The population density was 94 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 95.15 percent White, 2.67 percent African American, 0.20 percent Native American, 0.72 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.23 percent from other races groups; 1.01 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.81 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 45 425 households out of which 36.8 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 62.7 percent were married couples living together, 9.1 percent were single mothers, 24.8 percent were non-families, 20.7 percent of all households and 8.2 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.06.

Based on the county the population was spread from 26.8 percent population under 18 years, 8.0 percent between 18 and 24 years, 30.2 percent between 25 and 44 years, 23.9 percent between 45 and 64 years and 11.1 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.3 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 47,962, and the median income for a family was $ 55,539. Males had a median income of $ 39,566, women $ 27,353. The per capita income was $ 21,671. 4.5 percent of families and 5.9 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 7.4 percent were children or adolescents under 18 years old and 6.2 percent are 65 years old.