Hancock County (Ohio)
The County is located in the central northwestern Ohio and has an area of 1382 square kilometers, of which six square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Wood County, Seneca County, Wyandot County, Hardin County, Allen County, Putnam County and Henry County.
Hancock County was formed on February 12, 1820 from parts of Logan County. It was named for John Hancock, a leader of the uprising against the British mainland, the third President of the Continental Congress and first signer of the Declaration of Independence of the United States.
According to the census in 2000, lived in Hancock County 71 295 people in 27,898 households and 19,138 families. The population density was 52 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made up of 95.14 percent White, 1.11 percent African American, 0.18 percent Native American, 1.22 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 1.22 percent from other races groups; 1.12 percent were descended from two or more races. 3.07 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 27,898 households out of which 32.6 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 56.4 percent were married couples living together, 8.7 percent were single mothers, 31.4 percent were non-families, 26.0 percent of all households and 9.8 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.01.
Based on the county the population was spread from 25.7 percent population under 18 years, 9.7 percent between 18 and 24 years, 28.7 percent between 25 and 44 years, 22.6 percent between 45 and 64 years and 13.2 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 men statistically.
The median income for a household was $ 43,856, and the median income for a family was $ 51,490. Males had a median income of $ 37,139, women $ 24,374. The per capita income was $ 20,991. 5.2 percent of families and 7.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 8.8 percent were children or adolescents under 18 years old and 6.1 percent are 65 years old.