Knox County (Ohio)

Knox County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio of the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Mount Vernon.


The County is located just north-east of the geographic center of Ohio and has an area of ​​1371 square kilometers, of which six square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Richland County, Ashland County, Coshocton County, Licking County, Delaware County and Morrow County.


Knox County was formed on January 30, 1808 from parts of Faifield County. It was named for Henry Knox, an artillery officer in the Continental Army in the American War of Independence and later became the first Secretary of War.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000, lived in Knox County 54,500 people in 19,975 households and 14,362 families. The population density was 40 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 97.66 percent White, 0.67 percent African American, 0.21 percent Native American, 0.34 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.21 percent from other races groups; 0.89 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.68 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 19,975 households out of which 32.5 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 59.6 percent were married couples living together, 8.5 percent were single mothers, 28.1 percent were non-families, 23.9 percent of all households and 10.6 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.03.

Based on the county the population was spread from 24.8 percent population under 18 years, 11.7 percent between 18 and 24 years, 26.7 percent between 25 and 44 years, 23.0 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 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 38,877, and the median income for a family was $ 45,119. Males have a median income of $ 34,363, women $ 24,352. The per capita income was $ 17,695. 7.4 percent of families and 10.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 13.6 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 7.6 percent of those 65 years.