County population in 2012: 15,714 (16% urban, 84% rural); it was 15,856 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,727 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,203 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,957 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,596 (it was 1,441 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 404 sq. mi. Water area: 7.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 39 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Harrison County: 84.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.8%), Retail trade (13.1%), Manufacturing (11.5%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $744 (0.9%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $682 (0.9%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 19.1%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.1% for Black residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 16.7% for other race residents, 88.6% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 43 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 18 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Harrison County is $400 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $644 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Harrison County: Halls Siding (A), Georgetown Coal Preparation Plant (B), YMCA Camp (C), Forty Steuben Camp (D), Miller Station (E), Tappan Lake Marina (F), Folks Siding (G), Monzula Farms (H), Skyline Farms (I), Apex Energy Landfill (J), Arba Vue Farms (K), Tappan Lake Volunteer Fire Department (L), Moorefield Township Fire Department (M), Harrison County Home (N). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Harrison County include: Order of the Sacred & Immaculate Hearts of Jesus (A), Asbury Chapel (B), Bethel Church (C), Brownsville Church (D), Center Unity Church (E), Church of Christ (F), Dickerson Church (G), Feed Spring Church (H), New Rumley Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Beech Spring Cemetery (1), Blue Ridge Cemetery (2), Buffalo Hill Cemetery (3), Cannan Cemetery (4), Sproat Cemetery (5), Chapel Cemetery (6), Stiers Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Reservoirs: Consolidation Coal Company Dam 0107-0 (A), Adena Fish and Game Club Dam (B), Consolidation Coal Company Pond 0107- (C), Consolidation Coal Company Pond 0110- (D), Pulay Pond (E), Brushy Fork Reservoir Number Seven (F), Schaney Pond (G), Crawford Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: McFadden Run (A), Long Run (B), Lick Fork (C), Kirby Run (D), Jockey Hollow Run (E), Huff Run (F), Hitchcock Run (G), Hefling Run (H), Harmon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 308 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $37,399 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $58.13 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.17% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 87.25% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $31,939 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.68% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $34,933 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.78% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.09 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 10.69% Corn for grain: 2031 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 111 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 328 harvested acres Vegetables: 7 harvested acres Land in orchards: 43 acres
Harrison County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Ohio state average. It is 1.5 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 16 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 5/8/1969, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Harrison County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Ohio state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 89.7 miles away from the county center On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 90.1 miles away from the county center On 3/12/2007 at 23:18:16, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.6 miles away from the county center On 10/16/1993 at 06:30:05, a magnitude 3.6 (3.4 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from Harrison County center On 1/26/1991 at 03:21:22, a magnitude 3.4 (3.2 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.7 miles away from the county center On 1/9/2008 at 01:34:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.9 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 Severe Wind Storm associated with Tropical Depression Ike, Incident Period: September 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1805): October 24, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1805, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tropical Depression, Wind
Ohio Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3250): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Ohio Severe Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to February 1, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1580): February 15, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1580, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 27, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1556): September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1556, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to June 21, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1519): June 3, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1519, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: January 3, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1507): January 26, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1507, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 24, 1998 to July 5, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1227): June 30, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1227, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Ohio Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: May 28, 1990 to July 15, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-870): June 6, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-870, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Ohio Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 26, 1978, Emergency Declared (EM-3055): January 26, 1978, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3055, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
Ohio Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 2, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3029): February 2, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3029, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Harrison County (12) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9 Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Mudslides: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Landslide: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8
Births per 1000 population in Harrison County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Deaths per 1000 population in Harrison County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 14.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Harrison County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,291 (2,805 aged, 486 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.27 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3996.740 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 156.860 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34125.99
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1042.710 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1463.570 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.28
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18.64 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69.1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 13,200 (3,324 male householders, 1,128 female householders)
3,488 spouses, 4,212 children (3,817 natural, 104 adopted, 291 stepchildren), 317 grandchildren, 87 brothers or sisters, 97 parents, 123 other relatives, 361 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 2,432 (1,043 male householders (849 living alone)), 1,031 female householders (922 living alone)), 358 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 232 (227 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 2,260 2-persons, 925 3-persons, 736 4-persons, 361 5-persons, 95 6-persons, 75 7-or-more-persons.
97.8% of residents of Harrison County speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (82% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $99,532,000 ($6245 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $5,353,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $47,292,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,004,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $811,000 Federal grants: $18,221,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,771,000 ($525,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $7,433,000 ($3,652,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $153,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,142,000 Federal Government insurance: $2,957,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
58 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
73 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +10
+1 per 1000 residents
+7 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +313
+20 per 1000 residents
-15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Harrison County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.71 millions of gallons per day (59% from ground, 41% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 114
2000 to 2004: 399
1990 to 1999: 808
1980 to 1989: 534
1970 to 1979: 1,073
1960 to 1969: 548
1950 to 1959: 634
1940 to 1949: 683
1939 or earlier: 2,986
Rooms in houses/apartments in Harrison County, Ohio
68% of Harrison County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Ohio.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 11932
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $40,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Harrison County