- Huron County, Ohio
Huron County, Ohio
Location in the state of Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded March 7, 1809 Named for the Huron tribe Seat Norwalk Largest city Norwalk Area
495 sq mi (1,282 km²)
493 sq mi (1,277 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.37%
121/sq mi (47/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4 Website www.hccommissioners.com
Huron County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2010, the population was 59,626.  Its county seat is Norwalk. The Norwalk Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Huron County.
The county was named in honor of the Huron Indians who once lived in the Great Lakes region. The word "Huron" may be French, although this origin is disputed. The county lies in the former Connecticut Western Reserve and more specifically, in a subregion called the Firelands.
At formation, Huron County consisted of all the Firelands. Sections in the north now belong to Erie and Ottawa Counties, while a township in the south is now part of Ashland County.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 495 square miles (1,282.0 km2).493 square miles (1,276.9 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.37%) is water.
- Erie County (north)
- Lorain County (east)
- Ashland County (southeast)
- Richland County (south)
- Crawford County (southwest)
- Seneca County (west)
- Sandusky County (northwest)
Historical populations Census Pop. %± 1820 6,675 — 1830 13,341 99.9% 1840 23,933 79.4% 1850 26,203 9.5% 1860 29,616 13.0% 1870 28,532 −3.7% 1880 31,609 10.8% 1890 31,949 1.1% 1900 32,330 1.2% 1910 34,206 5.8% 1920 32,424 −5.2% 1930 33,700 3.9% 1940 34,800 3.3% 1950 39,353 13.1% 1960 47,326 20.3% 1970 49,587 4.8% 1980 54,608 10.1% 1990 56,240 3.0% 2000 59,487 5.8% 2010 59,626 0.2% Population 1820-2010.
As of the census of 2000, there were 59,487 people, 22,307 households, and 16,217 families residing in the county. The population density was 121 people per square mile (47/km²). There were 23,594 housing units at an average density of 48 per square mile (18/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.98% White, 0.97% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.63% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 3.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 22,307 households out of which 36.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.30% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.30% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 28.90% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $40,558, and the median income for a family was $46,911. Males had a median income of $35,760 versus $22,785 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,133. About 6.50% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.00% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.
Commissioner - Gary Bauer (President)
Commissioner - Joe Hintz
Commissioner - Larry J. Silcox
Auditor - Roland Tkach
Clerk of Courts - Susan Hazel
Coroner - Jeffery Harwood
Engineer - Joseph B. Kovach
Prosecutor - Russel Leffler
Recorder - Karen Fries
Treasurer - Kathleen Schaffer
Sheriff - Dane Howard
Judge of Court of Common Pleas - James Conway
Court Secretary (non-elected position) - Julie Wise
- Hanville Corners
- Hartland Station
- Holiday Lakes
- Hunts Corners
- Huron Junction
- Myers Mills
- New Haven
- New Pittsburgh
- North Monroeville
- Peru (Peru Hollow)
- Phoenix Mills
- Strongs Ridge
- Weavers Corners
- West Clarksfield
- West Hartland
- White Fox
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- ^ http://www.huroncountyclerk.com/html/court_staff.html
Sandusky County Erie County Seneca County Lorain County Huron County, Ohio Crawford County Richland County Ashland County Municipalities and communities of Huron County, Ohio Cities Villages Townships Unincorporated
‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties
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