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Darke County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2016: 52,308 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 53,309 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 9,921
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,722
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 15,640
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,286 (it was 4,779 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 600 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 87 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Darke County: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (24.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Darke County, Ohio:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Ohio median age:  39.3 years
Males: 25,711  (49.2%)
Females: 26,597  (50.8%)
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Darke County,OH real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Darke County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,584 ($39,307 in 1999)

This county:

$48,584
Ohio:

$52,334

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $489 (lower quartile is $371, upper quartile is $579)
This county:

$489
State:

$614


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $119,069 (it was $93,800 in 2000)
Darke:

$119,069
Ohio:

$140,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,279 - $178,947

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $145,302
Here:

$145,302
State:

$180,767

Townhouses or other attached units: $159,578
Here:

$159,578
State:

$157,588

In 2-unit structures: $107,894
Here:

$107,894
State:

$135,691

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $102,316
Here:

$102,316
State:

$122,936

Mobile homes: $96,252
Here:

$96,252
State:

$48,655
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,022
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $387

Institutionalized population: 528

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 128
  • Thefts: 214
  • Auto thefts: 21
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 65 buildings, average cost: $203,200
  • 2008: 48 buildings, average cost: $208,400
  • 2009: 38 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2010: 30 buildings, average cost: $225,300
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $220,000
  • 2012: 30 buildings, average cost: $195,100
  • 2013: 31 buildings, average cost: $210,000
  • 2014: 38 buildings, average cost: $268,100
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,317 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,195 (1.1%)

Darke County household income distribution in 2013 Darke County home values distribution in 2013 Darke County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.7%
Darke County:

11.7%
Ohio:

14.6%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.3% for Black residents, 21.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.0% for American Indian residents, 33.0% for other race residents, 20.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.0 years old
(Males: 40.1 years old, Females: 43.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.7 years old, Black residents: 20.0 years old, American Indian residents: 59.4 years old, Asian residents: 42.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.8 years old, Other race residents: 47.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Darke County is $417 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $669 a month.

Cities in this county include: Greenville, Versailles, Arcanum, Union City, Ansonia, New Madison, Wayne Lakes, Gettysburg, Pitsburg, Osgood.

Darke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
45303Ansonia13125216.825.7834.51205.133.402.157.53
45304Arcanum110490.17.54.157.96106.15.002.059.70
45328Gettysburg32.70.81.51.291.0469.61.001.251.43
45331Greenville27284.50.19.254.8412.2131.915.552.6010.90
45332Hollansburg491.15.253.744.1378.75.451.108.60
45346New Madison3962.30.410.345.6112.46120.496.901.6012.25
45348New Weston95.512.62.141.6864.72.101.083.55
45350North Star32.20.81.531.410.745.811.601.201.75
45351Osgood1538.20.88.715.059.65110.816.201.8812.00
45352Palestine110.810.810.810.8  10.803.8310.93
45358Pitsburg22.41.82.12.080.4220.22.102.352.10
45362Rossburg447.72.325.2812.3825.2299.825.552.3046.50
45380Versailles12441.60.174.447.33104.634.902.408.30
45388Yorkshire916.21.74.93.584.8198.222.601.884.90
45390Union City1916.81.36.685.214.8272.145.302.888.88

All concentrations are in units of pico-Curies of radiation per liter of air ( pCi/l ).

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Neighboring counties: Cheyenne County, Kansas , New York County, New York , Harlan County, Nebraska , Red Willow County, Nebraska , Smith County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,540
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 528 (54.9% naturalized citizens)

Darke County:

1.0%
Whole state:

4.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Darke County population
  • 1132010 or later
  • 1762000 to 2009
  • 1181990 to 1999
  • 681980 to 1989
  • 421970 to 1979
  • 151Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.2%

Darke County marital status for males Darke County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 18,654
  • One, attached: 708
  • Two: 1,014
  • 3 or 4: 600
  • 5 to 9: 461
  • 10 to 19: 194
  • 20 to 49: 41
  • 50 or more: 236
  • Mobile homes: 861

Housing units in Darke County with a mortgage: 8,287 (147 second mortgage, 1,118 home equity loan, 21 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,743

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Darke County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,35656
Catholic7,0975
Mainline Protestant5,35627
Other3115
None30,839-
Darke County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Darke County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Darke County:

3.07 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 26
This county:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Darke County:

10.1%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Darke County:

28.2%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.5%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Darke County:

Average size of farms: 192 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $172,452
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $178.18
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.81%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 82.69%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $146,705
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 87.18%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.19%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $95,332
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.84%
Average age of principal farm operators: 51 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 26.07%
Corn for grain: 105899 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 16066 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 148803 harvested acres
Vegetables: 695 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 42 acres

Earthquake activity:

Darke County-area historical earthquake activity is near Ohio state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 137.7 miles away from Darke County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 210.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 31.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 196.7 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 240.0 miles away from Darke County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 207.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Ohio Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3250: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Ohio Severe Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to February 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1580: February 15, 2005, FEMA Id: 1580, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Ohio Snow, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to December 24, 2004, Emergency Declared EM-3198: January 11, 2005, FEMA Id: 3198, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 2003 to July 11, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1478: July 15, 2003, FEMA Id: 1478, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 26, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3055: January 26, 1978, FEMA Id: 3055, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Ohio Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3029: February 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3029, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm

The number of natural disasters in Darke County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (25%)
  • India (12%)
  • Philippines (11%)
  • South Africa (9%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Russia (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Darke County


  • German (39%)
  • American (21%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • European (1%)

Darke County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,795 (81.5%)
  • Carpooled: 1,342 (6.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 150 (0.8%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 288 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 78 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 555 (2.9%)
  • Worked at home: 1,221 (6.3%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Darke County, Ohio in 2000:

  • 450 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 386 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 28 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 26 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Darke County, Ohio in 2010:

  • 490 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 63 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,762.

3.43% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.43%
Ohio average:

4.72%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.15% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($20,653 average AGI)
1.28% relocated from other states ($11,881 average AGI)
Darke County:

1.28%
Ohio average:

1.60%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, OH  0.52% ($34,928 average AGI)
from Miami County, OH  0.46% ($26,908)
from Randolph County, IN  0.32% ($23,971)
from Preble County, OH  0.20% ($23,524)
from Mercer County, OH  0.16% ($50,000)
from Shelby County, OH  0.15% ($41,613)
from Franklin County, OH  0.10% ($33,048)


4.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,299 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
Ohio average:

5.14%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.72% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($17,990 average AGI)
1.59% relocated to other states ($10,309 average AGI)
Darke County:

1.59%
Ohio average:

2.02%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Miami County, OH  0.70% ($30,440 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, OH  0.63% ($27,169)
to Randolph County, IN  0.27% ($23,351)
to Preble County, OH  0.21% ($30,500)
to Mercer County, OH  0.20% ($22,310)
to Shelby County, OH  0.19% ($28,488)
to Franklin County, OH  0.19% ($28,050)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7

Births per 1000 population in Darke County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Darke County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Darke County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Darke County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Darke County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Darke County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Darke County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Darke County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Darke County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,585 (8,349 aged, 1,236 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,100 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Darke County, Ohio in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (945)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (636)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (492)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (443)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (332)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (311)
  • Congestive heart failure (195)
  • Unspecified dementia (188)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (172)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (165)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.88
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,825
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 137
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 27,814

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,359
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,049
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 15
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 127.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 62.2
  • Other - 64.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 52,308
  • In family households: 43,690 (7,722 male householders, 6,467 female householders)
    11,317 spouses, 15,214 children (14,031 natural, 499 adopted, 695 stepchildren), 871 grandchildren, 317 brothers or sisters, 242 parents, 436 other relatives, 1,031 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,867 (3,160 male householders (2,578 living alone)), 3,538 female householders (3,143 living alone)), 1,152 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 693

Size of family households: 7,131 2-persons, 3,062 3-persons, 2,173 4-persons, 998 5-persons, 667 6-persons, 212 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,723 1-person, 890 2-persons, 45 3-persons, 22 4-persons, 6 5-persons.

8,316 married couples with children.
3,169 single-parent households (1,011 men, 2,158 women).

98.0% of residents of Darke speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (68% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 6% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $241,135,000 ($4,528 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,235,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $118,502,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $53,020,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,848,000
Federal grants: $48,225,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,243,000 ($767,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,297,000 ($1,598,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $311,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,941,000
Federal Government insurance: $55,858,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,441
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,989
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +24
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -738
Here -14 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Darke County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.28 millions of gallons per day (66% from ground, 34% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.5

Year house built in Darke County, Ohio Note: State values scaled to Darke County population
  • 3202014 or later
  • 1582010 to 2013
  • 1,4352000 to 2009
  • 1,8041990 to 1999
  • 1,4421980 to 1989
  • 3,4881970 to 1979
  • 2,0991960 to 1969
  • 2,3481950 to 1959
  • 1,3261940 to 1949
  • 8,4331939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Darke County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Darke County, Ohio Note: State values scaled to Darke County population
  • 221 room
  • 22 rooms
  • 2263 rooms
  • 7134 rooms
  • 2,7595 rooms
  • 3,9966 rooms
  • 2,8387 rooms
  • 1,9988 rooms
  • 2,3999+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Darke County, Ohio Note: State values scaled to Darke County population
  • 1381 room
  • 2192 rooms
  • 6453 rooms
  • 1,3454 rooms
  • 1,1465 rooms
  • 1,0746 rooms
  • 6337 rooms
  • 3988 rooms
  • 3309+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Darke County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Darke County, Ohio Note: State values scaled to Darke County population
  • 21no bedroom
  • 3251 bedroom
  • 2,4252 bedrooms
  • 9,1763 bedrooms
  • 2,5444 bedrooms
  • 4565+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Darke County, Ohio Note: State values scaled to Darke County population
  • 161no bedroom
  • 9171 bedroom
  • 2,2762 bedrooms
  • 1,9523 bedrooms
  • 4934 bedrooms
  • 1395+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Darke County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Darke County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Darke County population
  • 433no vehicle
  • 3,3241 vehicle
  • 6,0922 vehicles
  • 3,6053 vehicles
  • 1,1774 vehicles
  • 3785+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Darke County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Darke County population
  • 833no vehicle
  • 2,7571 vehicle
  • 1,5982 vehicles
  • 5943 vehicles
  • 1304 vehicles
  • 545+ vehicles

87.1% of Darke County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Ohio.

Darke County:

87.1%
State average:

85.0%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 42,077
  • Other state: 9,504
  • Northeast: 750
  • Midwest: 5,470
  • South: 2,585
  • West: 782
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Darke County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 34.5%Utility gas
  • 27.9%Electricity
  • 23.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.4%Wood
  • 4.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 45.7%Utility gas
  • 40.8%Electricity
  • 7.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 336
Here:

6.2%
Ohio:

13.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 157
Here:

5.2%
Ohio:

11.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 258
Here:

14.9%
Ohio:

23.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Darke County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $6,042,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $7,954,000
    Health Services - Other: $4,968,000
    Regular Highways: $3,947,000
    Police Protection: $3,813,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,284,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,711,000
    General - Other: $1,124,000
    Financial Administration: $658,000
    General Public Buildings: $658,000
    Solid Waste Management: $260,000
    Sewerage: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $307,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,629,000

Darke County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,951,000
    Solid Waste Management: $225,000
    Sewerage: $18,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $496,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,104,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,519,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,170,000
    Special Assessments: $153,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,947,000
    Public Welfare: $3,724,000
    General Support: $1,351,000
    Health & Hospitals: $745,000
    All Other: $360,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $4,604,000
    Property: $4,269,000
    NEC: $98,000

Darke County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,485,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $8,500,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $385,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $8,549,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $5,051,000

Darke County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,779,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,154,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 711
  • Number of aged recipients: 23
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 688
  • Number of recipients under 18: 129
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 515
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 67
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 239
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 337
Darke County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Darke County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Darke County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary48580.7 years
Robert34273.0 years
John28975.5 years
William28775.7 years
Charles24875.9 years
James21572.0 years
Ruth19680.6 years
Helen18080.5 years
Ralph15676.6 years
Harold14775.5 years
Most common last names in Darke County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller19776.7 years
Brown14477.2 years
Smith13876.0 years
Baker12576.6 years
Fourman8980.5 years
Young6975.5 years
Martin6881.3 years
Jones6573.4 years
Clark5977.7 years
Marker5675.7 years
Businesses in Darke County, OH
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kmart1
AT&T1Kroger1
Ace Hardware2La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets10
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Burger King1Nike3
CVS1Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet2Penske1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Cricket Wireless1RadioShack1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Decora Cabinetry6Sears1
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx3Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subway3
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1U-Haul2
Goodwill2UPS5
H&R Block1Verizon Wireless1
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
JCPenney1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
Kincaid1YMCA1

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