Noble County (Ohio)
The County is located just south in the eastern part of Ohio, is about 60 km from the border with West Virginia and has an area of 1048 square kilometers, of which 14 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Guernsey County, Belmont County, Monroe County, Washington County, Morgan County and Muskingum County.
Noble County was formed on March 11, 1851 from parts of Guernsey, Morgan, Monroe and Washington County. It was named after James Noble or Warren P. Noble, both early settlers in this area.
According to the census in 2000 lived in Noble County 14,058 people in 4,546 households and 3,318 families. The population density was 14 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made up of 92.55 percent White, 6.69 percent African American, 0.26 percent Native American, 0.09 percent Asian, and 0.03 percent from other races; 0.38 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.43 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Of the 4,546 households out of which 33.5 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 61.5 percent were married couples living together, 7.7 percent were single mothers, 27.0 percent were non-families, 24.3 percent of all households and 12.6 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.10 persons.
Based on the county the population was spread from 22.6 percent population under 18 years, 11.7 percent between 18 and 24 years, 31.8 percent between 25 and 44 years, 20.8 percent between 45 and 64 years and 13.1 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 130.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were statistically 140.5 males.
The median income for a household was $ 32,940, and the median income for a family was $ 38,939. Males have a median income of $ 30,911, women $ 20,222. The per capita income was $ 14,100. 8.3 percent of families and 11.4 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 13.9 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 11.9 percent of those 65 years.