Hardin County (Ohio)

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


The County is located in the central northwestern Ohio and has an area of ​​1219 square kilometers, of which one square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Hancock County, Wyandot County, Marion County, Union County, Logan County, Auglaize County and Allen County.


Hardin County was formed on February 12, 1820 from parts of Logan County. It was named for John Hardin, an officer of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Hardin County 31 945 people in 11,963 households and 8,134 families. The population density was 26 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 97.54 percent White, 0.70 percent African American, 0.25 percent Native American, 0.43 percent Asian, and 0.23 percent from other races; 0.85 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.78 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 11,963 households out of which 31.4 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 55.0 percent were married couples living together, 8.9 percent were single mothers, 32.0 percent were non-families, 26.5 percent of all households and 10.8 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.03.

Based on the county the population was spread from 24.3 percent population under 18 years, 15.4 percent between 18 and 24 years, 26.0 percent between 25 and 44 years, 21.3 percent between 45 and 64 years and 12.9 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 34,440, and the median income for a family was $ 42,395. Males have a median income of $ 33,393, women $ 21,695. The per capita income was $ 16,200. 8.9 percent of families and 13.2 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 15.2 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 11.9 percent of those 65 years.

Places in Hardin County


  • Ada
  • Kenton


  • Alger
  • Dunkirk
  • Forest
  • McGuffey
  • Mount Victory
  • Patterson
  • Ridgeway


  • Blanchard Township
  • Buck Township
  • Cessna Township
  • Dudley Township
  • Goshen Township
  • Hale Township
  • Jackson Township
  • Liberty Township
  • Lynn Township
  • Marion Township
  • McDonald Township
  • Pleasant Township
  • Roundhead Township
  • Taylor Creek Township
  • Washington Township