Highland County (Ohio)

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


The County is located south-southwest of the geographic center of Ohio, is in the south about 50 km from the border to Kentucky and has an area of 1445 square kilometers, of which twelve square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Fayette County, Ross County, Pike County, Adams County, Brown County and Clinton County.


Highland County was formed on February 18, 1805 from parts of Adams, Clermont and Ross County. It was named probably after the hilly country of the area.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Highland County 40 875 people in 15,587 households and 11,394 families. The population density was 29 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 96.88 percent White, 1.50 percent African American, 0.24 percent Native American, 0.32 percent Asian, 0.04 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.15 percent from other races groups; 0.88 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.53 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 15,587 households out of which 34.0 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 58.4 percent were married couples living together, 10.3 percent were single mothers, 26.9 percent were non-families, 23.2 percent of all households and 10.6 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.

Based on the county the population was spread from 27.0 percent population under 18 years, 8.5 percent between 18 and 24 years, 27.8 percent between 25 and 44 years, 22.8 percent between 45 and 64 years and 13.8 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.8 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 35,313, and the median income for a family was $ 41,091. Males had a median income of $ 32,541, women $ 22,842. The per capita income was $ 16,521. 9.0 percent of families and 11.8 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 15.4 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 11.4 percent of those 65 years.