Noble County, Ohio

Noble County, Ohio
Noble County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Noble County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded April 1, 1851[1]
Named for either James Noble or Warren P. Noble
Seat Caldwell
Largest village Caldwell
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

405 sq mi (1,048 km²)
399 sq mi (1,033 km²)
6 sq mi (14 km²), 1.38%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,058
35/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.noblecountyohio.com/
Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 20,751
1870 19,949 −3.9%
1880 21,138 6.0%
1890 20,753 −1.8%
1900 19,466 −6.2%
1910 18,601 −4.4%
1920 17,849 −4.0%
1930 14,961 −16.2%
1940 14,587 −2.5%
1950 11,750 −19.4%
1960 10,982 −6.5%
1970 10,428 −5.0%
1980 11,310 8.5%
1990 11,336 0.2%
2000 14,058 24.0%

Noble County is a county located in the state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,645. [1] Its county seat is Caldwell.[2] Noble County is named for Rep. Warren P. Noble of the Ohio House of Representatives, who was an early settler there.[3]

Contents

History

Noble County was home to the first North American oil well, the Thorla-McKee Well, discovered in 1814.[4] It was the last of Ohio's 88 counties to be formed, in 1851.[5] In 1925, a United States Navy dirigible, USS Shenandoah (ZR-1), was caught in a storm over Noble County, and broke into several pieces. Of those on board, 14 were killed and 29 survived.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 405 square miles (1,050 km2).399 square miles (1,033 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (16 km2) of it (1.38%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 14,058 people, 4,546 households, and 3,318 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 5,480 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.55% White, 6.69% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,546 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.00% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.60% under the age of 18, 11.70% from 18 to 24, 31.80% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 130.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 140.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,940, and the median income for a family was $38,939. Males had a median income of $30,911 versus $20,222 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,100. About 8.30% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.90% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Communities

Map of Noble County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Villages

Townships

Unincorporated communities

Education

Noble County is served by the Caldwell Exempted Village School District and Noble Local School District.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Noble County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Noble.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Noble County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Archived from the original on 2008-02-13. http://web.archive.org/web/20080213233329/http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39121&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  4. ^ Thorla-McKee Well, First Oil Well in North America, Noble County, Ohio, Noble County, 2004. Accessed 2005-08-05.
  5. ^ "Noble County". Ohio University Small Business Development Center. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. http://web.archive.org/web/20070927025944/http://www.voinovichcenter.ohio.edu/sbdc/countyguide.asp?countyId=6. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 39°46′N 81°27′W / 39.77°N 81.45°W / 39.77; -81.45


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