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Ross County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2018: 76,931 (41% urban, 59% rural); it was 73,345 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,762
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,642
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 19,949
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,515 (it was 7,187 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 688 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 112 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Ross County: 83.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 27%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Ross County, OH (2018)
    • 68,76893.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,0585.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,5893.5%Two or more races
    • 1,0001.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4530.6%Asian alone
    • 2430.3%Some other race alone
    • 150.02%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 60.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

41.5 years
Ohio median age:

39.5 years
Males: 40,171  (52.2%)
Females: 36,760  (47.8%)
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Average household size:
Ross County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2018: $46,769 ($37,117 in 1999)
This county:

$46,769
Ohio:

$56,111

Median contract rent in 2018 for apartments: $497 (lower quartile is $328, upper quartile is $656)
This county:

$497
State:

$641


Estimated median house or condo value in 2018: $142,100 (it was $81,600 in 2000)
Ross:

$142,100
Ohio:

$151,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $85,800 - $190,200

Mean price in 2018:

Detached houses: $168,249
Here:

$168,249
State:

$191,547

Townhouses or other attached units: $879,259
Here:

$879,259
State:

$171,521

In 2-unit structures: $73,650
Here:

$73,650
State:

$140,570

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $120,085
Here:

$120,085
State:

$170,720

Mobile homes: $42,449
Here:

$42,449
State:

$51,994

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,245
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $443

Institutionalized population: 6,146

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 25
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 18
  • Burglaries: 485
  • Thefts: 1269
  • Auto thefts: 157

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

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 17
  • Robberies: 19
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 483
  • Thefts: 1106
  • Auto thefts: 99
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 1998: 53 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 1999: 56 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2000: 53 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2001: 43 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 2002: 46 buildings, average cost: $189,100
  • 2003: 48 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 2004: 47 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2006: 41 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2007: 31 buildings, average cost: $74,400
  • 2008: 86 buildings, average cost: $79,700
  • 2009: 80 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $97,200
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $82,300
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $82,300
  • 2015: 20 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 2016: 19 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2018: 13 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2019: 12 buildings, average cost: $202,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Ross, OH residents
Average permit cost in Ross, OH
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2018: $1,495 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2018: $1,359 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Ross, OH in 2018
Distribution of house value in Ross, OH in 2018
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Ross, OH in 2018
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2018: 20.6%
Ross County:

20.6%
Ohio:

13.9%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.6% for Black residents, 18.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 24.5% for other race residents, 25.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2018: 41.5 years old
(Males: 40.4 years old, Females: 43.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.0 years old, Black residents: 45.6 years old, American Indian residents: 35.0 years old, Asian residents: 49.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22.2 years old, Other race residents: 27.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ross County is $434 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $507 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $627 a month.

Cities in this county include: Chillicothe, North Fork Village, Kingston, Frankfort, Andersonville, Clarksburg, Richmond Dale, Adelphi, South Salem, Bourneville.

Ross 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
43101Adelphi12.12.12.12.1  2.101.201.85
43115Clarksburg4116.10.13.832.573.2284.113.101.934.70
45601Chillicothe8241230.19.155.0112.46136.115.802.7010.40
45612Bainbridge4528.40.24.941.87.18145.111.500.755.60
45617Bourneville12.52.52.52.5  2.501.833.48
45628Frankfort4733.40.16.154.055.2184.685.403.806.90
45633Hallsville115.915.915.915.9  15.904.8812.80
45644Kingston1927.70.64.342.476.26144.272.301.233.85
45647Londonderry2310.80.76.45.851.9831.026.405.607.90
45673Richmond Dale363.10.91.761.670.634.131.551.302.10
45681South Salem252.94.528.715.4334.22119.2528.702.6028.70

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

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Neighboring counties: Bronx County, New York , Brown County, Illinois , Lincoln County, Nevada , Howard County, Maryland , Piute County, Utah , Chariton County, Missouri , Jefferson County, Missouri .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Ohio:

5.2%

Unemployment by year in Ross, OH
County total employment by year in Ross, OH
County average yearly wages by year in Ross, OH

Current college students: 2,809
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 645 (56.0% naturalized citizens)

Ross County:

0.8%
Whole state:

4.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1132010 or later
  • 2322000 to 2009
  • 1701990 to 1999
  • 1051980 to 1989
  • 1021970 to 1979
  • 93Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.4%

Ross County marital status for males Ross County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 22,676
  • One, attached: 763
  • Two: 1,004
  • 3 or 4: 630
  • 5 to 9: 1,006
  • 10 to 19: 286
  • 20 to 49: 252
  • 50 or more: 685
  • Mobile homes: 4,768

Housing units in Ross County with a mortgage: 10,099 (409 second mortgage, 1,069 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,615

Here:

52.6% with mortgage
State:

62.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ross County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,54872
Mainline Protestant6,94434
Catholic2,7502
Other5385
Black Protestant2903
None57,994-
Ross 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: 18
Ross County:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Ross County:

4.09 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 37
This county:

4.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ross County:

10.0%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Ross County:

31.6%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Ross County:

Average size of farms: 259 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $39,357
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $200.03
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.26%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.60%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $38,140
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 58.77%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $59,014
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.39%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.66
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 8.00%
Corn for grain: 48830 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 17019 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 63491 harvested acres
Vegetables: 57 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 90 acres

Earthquake activity:

Ross County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Ohio state average. It is 8% greater 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 92.8 miles away from Ross County center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 292.3 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 203.2 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 184.7 miles away from Ross 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) earthquake occurred 268.7 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4507, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Ohio Severe Storms, Flooding, And Landslides, Incident Period: February 5, 2019 - February 13, 2019, FEMA Id: 4424, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 04, 2011 to May 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4002: July 13, 2011, FEMA Id: 4002, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Landslides, Incident Period: January 03, 2004 to January 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1507: January 26, 2004, FEMA Id: 1507, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to March 17, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1164: March 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1164, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 12, 1992 to August 01, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-951: August 04, 1992, FEMA Id: 951, 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 06, 1990, FEMA Id: 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: 3055, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Ross County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2018 - Ross

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 25,808 (85.1%)
  • Carpooled: 2,717 (9.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 239 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 154 (0.5%)
  • Bicycle: 20 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 538 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 819 (2.7%)
Class of Workers in 2018
Most common industries in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common occupations in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2018


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Material moving occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2018


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (32%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (13%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • Other Western Africa (4%)
  • India (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ross County


  • American (23%)
  • German (17%)
  • English (9%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 4,507 people in state prisons
  • 468 people in nursing homes
  • 108 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 100 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 72 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 46 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 27 people in other group homes
  • 22 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 16 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 16 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)

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

  • 5,447 people in state prisons
  • 407 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 178 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 170 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 57 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 27 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 22 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 8 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,985.

4.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,984 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
Ohio average:

5.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.74% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($29,632 average AGI)
1.05% relocated from other states ($10,351 average AGI)
Ross County:

1.05%
Ohio average:

1.73%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Franklin County, OH  0.60% ($39,182 average AGI)
from Pickaway County, OH  0.59% ($38,894)
from Pike County, OH  0.58% ($34,532)
from Highland County, OH  0.30% ($31,048)
from Fayette County, OH  0.23% ($43,719)
from Jackson County, OH  0.20% ($33,429)
from Fairfield County, OH  0.17% ($51,196)


4.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,762 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Ohio average:

5.51%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.65% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($29,155 average AGI)
1.17% relocated to other states ($13,607 average AGI)
Ross County:

1.17%
Ohio average:

2.01%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Franklin County, OH  0.77% ($40,303 average AGI)
to Pickaway County, OH  0.55% ($38,417)
to Pike County, OH  0.47% ($41,438)
to Highland County, OH  0.30% ($28,771)
to Fayette County, OH  0.23% ($29,758)
to Jackson County, OH  0.20% ($42,764)
to Vinton County, OH  0.13% ($35,343)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Ross County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Ross County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Ross County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ross County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Ross County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ross County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ross County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ross County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Ross County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 12,250 (9,798 aged, 2,452 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,102 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Ross County, Ohio in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,197)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,143)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,040)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (878)
  • Unspecified dementia (497)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (495)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (414)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (398)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (341)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (271)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.34
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,949
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 255
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 60,464

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,219
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 912
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 44.3. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 148.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 84.7
  • Other - 63.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 76,931
  • In family households: 58,951 (8,966 male householders, 10,712 female householders)
    13,562 spouses, 19,282 children (17,631 natural, 585 adopted, 1,066 stepchildren), 2,209 grandchildren, 236 brothers or sisters, 232 parents, 1,620 other relatives, 2,132 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 12,259 (4,685 male householders (3,494 living alone)), 5,416 female householders (4,613 living alone)), 2,158 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,721

Size of family households: 9,826 2-persons, 4,179 3-persons, 3,517 4-persons, 1,312 5-persons, 507 6-persons, 337 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,107 1-person, 1,717 2-persons, 60 3-persons, 217 4-persons.

8,104 married couples with children.
5,420 single-parent households (1,852 men, 3,568 women).

97.6% of residents of Ross speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (47% speak English very well, 53% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $444,226,000 ($5,965 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,258,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $185,728,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $69,653,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,597,000
Federal grants: $99,575,000
Federal procurement contracts: $10,098,000 ($210,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $72,574,000 ($2,787,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,010,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $21,413,000
Federal Government insurance: $52,523,000

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

Births: 4,637
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,985
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +124
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,175
Here +16 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Ross County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.50 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built in Ross County, Ohio
  • Year house built in Ross County, Ohio
  • 5472014 or later
  • 5422010 to 2013
  • 2,8502000 to 2009
  • 5,8661990 to 1999
  • 3,4621980 to 1989
  • 4,1431970 to 1979
  • 2,8261960 to 1969
  • 4,2381950 to 1959
  • 2,3581940 to 1949
  • 5,2381939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ross County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ross County, Ohio
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ross County, Ohio
  • 01 room
  • 342 rooms
  • 3003 rooms
  • 1,4824 rooms
  • 3,9665 rooms
  • 5,0516 rooms
  • 4,4637 rooms
  • 1,9438 rooms
  • 2,4759+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ross County, Ohio
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ross County, Ohio
  • 2521 room
  • 5552 rooms
  • 5873 rooms
  • 2,8894 rooms
  • 2,5255 rooms
  • 1,9296 rooms
  • 9167 rooms
  • 1958 rooms
  • 2179+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ross County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ross County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ross County, Ohio
  • 0no bedroom
  • 4261 bedroom
  • 3,3542 bedrooms
  • 12,3763 bedrooms
  • 3,0544 bedrooms
  • 5045+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ross County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ross County, Ohio
  • 408no bedroom
  • 1,5301 bedroom
  • 4,2232 bedrooms
  • 3,1063 bedrooms
  • 7204 bedrooms
  • 785+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Ross County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ross County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ross County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 964no vehicle
  • 4,0591 vehicle
  • 7,6912 vehicles
  • 4,6293 vehicles
  • 1,5104 vehicles
  • 8615+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ross County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ross County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,330no vehicle
  • 5,3551 vehicle
  • 1,9892 vehicles
  • 1,0773 vehicles
  • 2764 vehicles
  • 385+ vehicles

85.7% of Ross County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 89% lived in Ohio.

Ross County:

85.7%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 66,862
  • Other state: 9,310
  • Northeast: 1,202
  • Midwest: 2,603
  • South: 4,908
  • West: 597
Year householders moved into unit in Ross County, OH
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ross County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 46.3%Electricity
  • 29.4%Utility gas
  • 11.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.6%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 58.1%Electricity
  • 30.8%Utility gas
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 378
Here:

5.6%
Ohio:

13.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 177
Here:

4.2%
Ohio:

11.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,065
Here:

40.3%
Ohio:

24.3%

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

Ross County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,275,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,992,000
    Regular Highways: $497,000
    Sewerage: $65,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,223,000
    General Public Buildings: $420,000
    Air Transportation: $331,000
    Health - Other: $82,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $15,773,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,469,000
    Police Protection: $5,934,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,836,000
    Regular Highways: $4,797,000
    General - Other: $3,958,000
    Financial Administration: $3,126,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,615,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,326,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,261,000
    Housing and Community Development: $943,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $745,000
    Health - Other: $453,000
    Solid Waste Management: $152,000
    Sewerage: $98,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $81,000
    Air Transportation: $71,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $371,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,475,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $211,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $161,524,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $158,466,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,463,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,672,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,058,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $791,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,908,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,233,000
    Rents: $679,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $264,000
    Special Assessments: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $320,000
    Correctional Institutions: $84,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $78,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,908,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $199,730,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,029,000
    Public Welfare: $5,332,000
    Other: $1,821,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,811,000
    Housing and Community Development: $703,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,745,000
    Property: $11,616,000
    Other License: $305,000

Ross County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,275,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,992,000
    Regular Highways: $497,000
    Sewerage: $65,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,223,000
    General Public Buildings: $420,000
    Air Transportation: $331,000
    Health - Other: $82,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $15,773,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,469,000
    Police Protection: $5,934,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,836,000
    Regular Highways: $4,797,000
    General - Other: $3,958,000
    Financial Administration: $3,126,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,615,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,326,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,261,000
    Housing and Community Development: $943,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $745,000
    Health - Other: $453,000
    Solid Waste Management: $152,000
    Sewerage: $98,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $81,000
    Air Transportation: $71,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $371,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,475,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $211,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $161,524,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $158,466,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,463,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,672,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,058,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $791,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,908,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,233,000
    Rents: $679,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $264,000
    Special Assessments: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $320,000
    Correctional Institutions: $84,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $78,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,908,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $199,730,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,029,000
    Public Welfare: $5,332,000
    Other: $1,821,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,811,000
    Housing and Community Development: $703,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,745,000
    Property: $11,616,000
    Other License: $305,000

Ross County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,275,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,992,000
    Regular Highways: $497,000
    Sewerage: $65,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,223,000
    General Public Buildings: $420,000
    Air Transportation: $331,000
    Health - Other: $82,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $15,773,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,469,000
    Police Protection: $5,934,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,836,000
    Regular Highways: $4,797,000
    General - Other: $3,958,000
    Financial Administration: $3,126,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,615,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,326,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,261,000
    Housing and Community Development: $943,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $745,000
    Health - Other: $453,000
    Solid Waste Management: $152,000
    Sewerage: $98,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $81,000
    Air Transportation: $71,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $371,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,475,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $211,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $161,524,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $158,466,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,463,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,672,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,058,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $791,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,908,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,233,000
    Rents: $679,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $264,000
    Special Assessments: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $320,000
    Correctional Institutions: $84,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $78,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,908,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $199,730,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,029,000
    Public Welfare: $5,332,000
    Other: $1,821,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,811,000
    Housing and Community Development: $703,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,745,000
    Property: $11,616,000
    Other License: $305,000

Ross County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,275,000
  • Charges - Other: $4,992,000
    Regular Highways: $497,000
    Sewerage: $65,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,223,000
    General Public Buildings: $420,000
    Air Transportation: $331,000
    Health - Other: $82,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $15,773,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,469,000
    Police Protection: $5,934,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,836,000
    Regular Highways: $4,797,000
    General - Other: $3,958,000
    Financial Administration: $3,126,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,615,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,326,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,261,000
    Housing and Community Development: $943,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $745,000
    Health - Other: $453,000
    Solid Waste Management: $152,000
    Sewerage: $98,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $81,000
    Air Transportation: $71,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $371,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,475,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $211,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $161,524,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $158,466,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,463,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,672,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $3,058,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $791,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,908,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,233,000
    Rents: $679,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $264,000
    Special Assessments: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $320,000
    Correctional Institutions: $84,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $78,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,908,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $199,730,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,029,000
    Public Welfare: $5,332,000
    Other: $1,821,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,811,000
    Housing and Community Development: $703,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,745,000
    Property: $11,616,000
    Other License: $305,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,499
  • Number of aged recipients: 101
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,398
  • Number of recipients under 18: 299
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,859
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 341
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 756
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,204
Most common first names in Ross County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary52878.2 years
John50773.7 years
Charles50274.0 years
William49273.2 years
Robert42371.1 years
James40269.6 years
George23774.8 years
Helen21479.2 years
Ruth20379.6 years
Dorothy19477.6 years
Most common last names in Ross County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith22773.6 years
Miller19375.5 years
Brown18874.4 years
Johnson16672.5 years
Jones16174.9 years
Davis14674.4 years
Graves8675.4 years
Wilson8674.7 years
Anderson7675.3 years
Williams7572.9 years
Businesses in Ross County, OH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lane Furniture2
Advance Auto Parts2Little Caesars Pizza2
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone2MasterBrand Cabinets6
Bath & Body Works1Maurices1
Best Western1McDonald's4
Blockbuster1Menards1
Buffalo Wild Wings1New Balance2
Burger King2Nike4
CVS2Nissan1
Carson Pirie Scott1OfficeMax1
Chipotle1Olive Garden1
Circle K1Papa John's Pizza1
Cold Stone Creamery1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza2Red Lobster1
Fashion Bug1Sam's Club1
FedEx5Sears2
Ford1Sprint Nextel2
GNC1Starbucks1
H&R Block2Steak 'n Shake1
Hilton1Subway6
Hobby Lobby1T-Mobile2
Honda1Taco Bell2
Hyundai1Tim Hortons2
IHOP1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul7
Jones New York1UPS11
Justice1Walgreens2
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's2
Kohl's1White Castle1
Kroger2YMCA1
La-Z-Boy1