Scioto County, Ohio

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


The County is located in southern Ohio, adjacent to Kentucky and has an area of 1596 square kilometers, of which ten square kilometers of water surface. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Pike County, Jackson County, Lawrence County, Greenup County (Kentucky), Lewis County ( Kentucky) and Adams County.


Scioto County was formed on March 24, 1803 from parts of Adams County. It was named for the Scioto River.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Scioto County 79 195 people in 30,871 households and 21,362 families. The population density was 50 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 94.88 percent White, 2.73 percent African American, 0.63 percent Native American, 0.24 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander, and 0.18 percent from other races groups; 1.31 percent were descended from two or more races. 0.60 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 30,871 households out of which 31.8 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 52.3 percent were married couples living together, 13.1 percent were single mothers, 30.8 percent were non-families, 26.9 percent of all households and 12.5 percent lived in people aged 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.96.

Based on the county the population was spread from 24.4 percent population under 18 years, 9.6 percent between 18 and 24 years, 28.3 percent between 25 and 44 years, 22.7 percent between 45 and 64 years and 14.9 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 28,008, and the median income for a family was $ 34,691. Males have a median income of $ 32,063, women $ 21,562. The per capita income was $ 15,408. 15.2 percent of families and 19.3 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 25.4 percent were children or adolescents under age 18 and 12.8 percent of those 65 years.