Ohio County is located in northwest Kentucky. The County Seat is Hartford and the largest city is Beaver Dam. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.ohiocounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 23,977 and the 2010 census population was 23,842. The land area is 587.27 square miles and there are 40.6 persons per square mile.
97.5% of the population is White, 1% is Black or African American, 3.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 77.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $78,800, there are 8,715 households, an average of 2.71 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,005, the median household income is $40,830, and 19.7% of the persons in Ohio County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,306. Retail sales (in $1000) were $142,528, and sales per capita were $6,066. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 34.3%.
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