Paulding County (Ohio)

Paulding County is a county located in the state of Ohio of the United States. In the 2000 census, the county had 20 293 inhabitants and a population density of 19 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Paulding (Ohio ).


The County is located in northwest Ohio, on the west by Indiana and has an area of ​​1077 square kilometers, of which seven square kilometers of water surface. It borders in Ohio clockwise to the following counties: Defiance County, Putnam County, Van Wert County and Allen County.


Paulding County was formed on February 12, 1820 from parts of Darke County. It was named after John Paulding, a major figure in the American Revolutionary War. According to him, several counties and towns were named.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census of 2000, there were 20 293 people in Paulding County. Of these, 125 people were living in collective centers, the other residents living in 7,773 households and 5,689 families. The population density was 19 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 95.85 percent White, 0.96 percent African American, 0.29 percent Native American, 0.15 percent Asian, 0.01 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 1.41 percent from other races groups; 1.33 percent were descended from two or more races. 3.02 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 7,773 households out of which 34.1 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 60.9 percent were married couples living together, 8.1 percent were single mothers, 26.8 percent were non-families, 23.0 percent of all households and 10.3 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.06.

Based on the county the population was spread from 26.8 percent population under 18 years, 8.6 percent between 18 and 24 years, 28.0 percent between 25 and 44 years, 24.0 percent between 45 and 64 years and 12.6 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 40,327, and the median income for a family was $ 45,481. Males had a median income of $ 35,809, women $ 21,965. The per capita income was $ 18,062. 4.9 percent of families and 7.7 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Among them, 9.5 percent of children and adolescents under the age of 18 and 7.1 percent of people aged over 65.