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Huron County, Ohio

Huron County, Ohio
Huron County Courthouse
Flag of Huron County, Ohio
Seal of Huron County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Huron County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded April 1, 1815
Named for Huron tribe
Seat Norwalk
Largest city Norwalk
 • Total 495 sq mi (1,282 km2)
 • Land 491 sq mi (1,272 km2)
 • Water 3.3 sq mi (9 km2), 0.7%
 • (2010) 59,626
 • Density 121/sq mi (47/km²)
Congressional districts 4th, 7th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website .com.hccommissionerswww

Huron County is a

  • Huron County Commissioners
  • Huron County Development Council
  • Huron County Clerk

External links

  • William W. Williams, History of the Fire Lands, Comprising Huron and Erie Counties, Ohio: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of the Prominent Men and Pioneers. Cleveland, OH: Press of Leader Printing Company, 1879.

Further reading

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Ohio: Individual County Chronologies". Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved February 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Huron County data".  
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  12. ^ "Welcome". Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  13. ^ "Huron County, Ohio: Online Auditor - Home". Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  14. ^ "Homepage". Huron County Clerk of Courts. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  15. ^ [2] Archived February 18, 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ "Huron County Engineers Official Site". Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  17. ^ "Huron County Commissioners". Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  18. ^ "Huron County Recorder's Office". Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  19. ^ "Treasurer". Huron County. Archived from the original on 7 Jun 2007. 
  20. ^ "Huron County". Buckeye State Sheriff's Association. Archived from the original on 18 Jun 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  21. ^ "Common Pleas Court". Huron County Clerk of Courts. Archived from the original on 1 December 2010. 
  22. ^ "Court Staff". Retrieved 2013-08-15. 
  23. ^ "Ezekiel Silas Sampson". Find A Grave. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 


See also

Notable people

Unincorporated communities

Census-designated places




Map of Huron County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels


Major highways



Court Secretary (non-elected position) - Julie Wise[22]

Judge of Court of Common Pleas - James Conway[21]

Sheriff - Dane Howard[20]

Treasurer - Kathleen Schaffer[19]

Recorder - Karen Fries[18]

Prosecutor - Russel Leffler[17]

Engineer - Joseph B. Kovach[16]

Coroner - Jeffery Harwood[15]

Clerk of Courts - Susan Hazel[14]

Auditor - Roland Tkach[13]

Commissioner - Tom Dunlop[12]

Commissioner - Joe Hintz

Commissioner - Gary Bauer (President)



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.

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.

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.

As of the census[11] 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.


Adjacent counties

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 495 square miles (1,280 km2), of which 491 square miles (1,270 km2) is land and 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2) (0.7%) is water.[5]


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.

After the discovery of the New World, the land that became Huron County was originally part of the French colony of Canada (New France), which was ceded in 1763 to Great Britain and renamed Province of Quebec. In the late 18th century the land became part of the Connecticut Western Reserve in a subregion called the Firelands, in the Northwest Territory, then was purchased by the Connecticut Land Company in 1795.

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.[4]



  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
  • Demographics 3
  • Government 4
    • Officials 4.1
  • Education 5
  • Infrastructure 6
    • Major highways 6.1
  • Communities 7
    • Cities 7.1
    • Villages 7.2
    • Townships 7.3
    • Census-designated places 7.4
    • Unincorporated communities 7.5
  • Notable people 8
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • Further reading 11
  • External links 12

Huron County is included in the Norwalk, OH Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH Combined Statistical Area.


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