Gallia County, Ohio

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


The County lirgt in southern Ohio, adjacent to West Virginia and has an area of 1220 square kilometers, of which six square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Vinton County, Meigs County, Mason County ( West Virginia), Cabell County ( West Virginia), Lawrence County and Jackson County.


Gallia County was formed on March 25, 1803 from parts of Adams County and Washington County. It was named after the Latin word for France.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Gallia County 31.069 people in 12,060 households and 8,586 families. The population density was 26 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 95.26 percent White, 2.70 percent African American, 0.43 percent Native American, 0.35 percent Asian, and 0.15 percent from other races; 1.11 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.61 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 12,060 households out of which 33.0 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 56.5 percent were married couples living together, 11.0 percent were single mothers, 28.8 percent were non-families, 25.2 percent of all households and 10.4 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98.

Based on the county the population was spread from 25.0 percent population under 18 years, 9.7 percent between 18 and 24 years, 27.5 percent between 25 and 44 years, 24.2 percent between 45 and 64 years and 13.6 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 30,191, and the median income for a family was $ 35,938. Males have a median income of $ 31,783, women $ 22,829. The per capita income was $ 15,183. 13.5 percent of families and 18.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 25.2 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 10.0 percent of those 65 years.

Villages in Gallia County

There are no citys in Gallia County.


  • Centerville
  • Cheshire
  • Crown City
  • Gallipolis
  • Rio Grande
  • Vinton


Since there are no towns and few communities in Gallia County, the townships still have a great importance for the County.

  • Addison
  • Cheshire
  • Clay
  • Green
  • Greenfield
  • Gallipolis
  • Guyan
  • Harrison
  • Huntington
  • Morgan
  • Ohio
  • Perry
  • Raccoon
  • Springfield
  • Walnut

Free community areas

  • Bidwell
  • Kerr
  • Patriot