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Hocking township, OH map Land area: 32.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 4,812 (11% urban, 89% rural)
Males: 3,261  (67.8%)
Females: 1,551  (32.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,153 (2,851 owner occupied, 302 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

10%
State:

31%


Races in Hocking township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 79.7%
  • Black: 18.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 32.7
Median age of females: 40.4

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Average household size: 2.77

Hocking township:

2.8 people
Ohio:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.01

Estimated median household income in 2009: $54,093 ($50,449 in 1999)
This township:

$54,093
Ohio:

$45,395

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $427 (lower quartile is $297, upper quartile is $620)
Here:

$427
State:

$528

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $167,843 (it was $130,500 in 2000)
Hocking township:

$167,843
Ohio:

$134,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $131,502 - $210,286

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $209,049
Here:

$209,049
State:

$165,947

Townhouses or other attached units: $173,793
Here:

$173,793
State:

$149,379

In 2-unit structures: $126,472
Here:

$126,472
State:

$118,479

Mobile homes: $142,455
Here:

$142,455
State:

$32,066
Population density: 146 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

6.1%
Whole state:

10.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.7%
Whole state:

4.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hocking township: Reese's Orchard (A), Lancaster Country Club (B), Camp Buro (C), Camp Ro (D), Southeastern Ohio State Training Center (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Hocking township: Christ Evangelical Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Schadel Cemetery (1), Old Methodist Cemetery (2), Mount Zion Cemetery (3), Guseman Cemetery (4), Stonewall Cemetery (5), East Union Cemetery (6), Green Mound Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Hunters Run Conservation District Structure Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Stonewall Creek (A), Crumley Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hocking township include: Christmas Rocks Nature Preserve (1), Cedarlen Park (2), Olivedale Park (3), Shallenberger State Nature Reserve (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 26 (46% naturalized citizens)

Hocking township:  0.5%
State:  3.0%

58% of Hocking township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 89% lived in Ohio.

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

  • This state: 4258
  • Northeast: 150
  • Midwest: 109
  • South: 396
  • West: 47

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $205,000

Hocking township, Ohio satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

1,659 people in state prisons

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,116
  • One, attached: 20
  • Two: 16
  • 3 or 4: 4
  • Mobile homes: 64

Median worth of mobile homes: $60,600


Housing units in Hocking township with a mortgage: 593 (59 second mortgage, 129 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 220

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 7
  • 1995 to 1998: 161
  • 1990 to 1994: 119
  • 1980 to 1989: 84
  • 1970 to 1979: 214
  • 1960 to 1969: 166
  • 1950 to 1959: 121
  • 1940 to 1949: 58
  • 1939 or earlier: 290

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hocking township, Ohio:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 54
  • 5 rooms: 209
  • 6 rooms: 297
  • 7 rooms: 202
  • 8 rooms: 113
  • 9 or more rooms: 155

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hocking township, Ohio:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 6
  • 4 rooms: 25
  • 5 rooms: 36
  • 6 rooms: 32
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9 or more rooms: 19

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Hocking township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 138
  • 3 bedrooms: 689
  • 4 bedrooms: 169
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 34

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hocking township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 37
  • 3 bedrooms: 57
  • 4 bedrooms: 31
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 7

Cars and other vehicles available in Hocking township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 148
  • 2 vehicles: 399
  • 3 vehicles: 305
  • 4 vehicles: 134
  • 5 or more vehicles: 44

Cars and other vehicles available in Hocking township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 60
  • 2 vehicles: 62
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Truck transportation (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Hocking township:

  • German (26.2%)
  • United States or American (17.0%)
  • Irish (9.4%)
  • English (8.1%)
  • African (3.1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.8%)
  • Italian (1.7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Korea (27%)
  • Jamaica (27%)
  • Canada (27%)
  • Mexico (19%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,438 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 141 (8%)
  • Walked: 28 (2%)
  • Other means: 4 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 61 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (4%)

1,659 people in state prisons

95.6% of residents of Hocking township speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,344
  • In family households: 3,150 (923 male householders, 118 female householders)
    896 spouses, 1,027 children (971 natural, 16 adopted, 40 stepchildren), 52 grandchildren, 16 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 47 other relatives, 71 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 194 (105 male householders (93 living alone)), 76 female householders (76 living alone)), 13 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,667 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 504 2-persons, 195 3-persons, 201 4-persons, 95 5-persons, 39 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 169 1-person, 12 2-persons,

579 married couples with children.
116 single-parent households (42 men, 74 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 63
Here:

16.4%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 87
Here:

19.1%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

6.3%
Ohio:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Hocking township:

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