1930 United States Census
The Fifteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau one month from April 1, 1930, determined the resident population of the United States to be 122,775,046, an increase of 13.7 percent over the 106,021,537 persons enumerated during the 1920 Census. The 1930 Census collected the following information: address name relationship to head of family home owned or rented if owned, value of home if rented, monthly rent whether owned a radio set whether on a farm sex race age marital status and, if married, age at first marriage school attendance literacy birthplace of person, their parents if foreign born: language spoken at home before coming to the U. S. year of immigration whether naturalized ability to speak English occupation and class of worker whether at work previous day veteran status if Indian: whether of full or mixed blood tribal affiliationFull documentation for the 1930 census, including census forms and enumerator instructions, is available from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series.
The original census enumeration sheets were microfilmed by the Census Bureau in 1949. The microfilmed census is located on 2,667 rolls of microfilm, available from the National Archives and Records Administration. Several organizations host images of the microfilmed census online, digital indices. Microdata from the 1930 census are available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. Aggregate data for small areas, together with electronic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. 1930 Census Questions Hosted at CensusFinder.com 1931 U. S Census Report Contains 1930 Census results Historic US Census data 1930Census.com: 1930 United States Census for Genealogy & Family History Research 1930 Interactive US Census Find stories and more attached to names on the 1930 US census
Ohio State Route 26
State Route 26 is a 67-mile-long north–south route in south eastern Ohio spanning from SR 7 in Marietta to SR 148 between Jerusalem and Bethesda. SR 26 passes through Graysville and Woodsfield. Where the state route designation ends in Wayne Township, the road continues north as Belmont County Road 26 where it connects to the Barkcamp State Park and the National Road. Much of the route parallels the Little Muskingum River and travels through the heart of Wayne National Forest's Marietta Unit. SR 26 begins at Acme Street in Marietta. Pike Street is designated SR 7. In 2014, the previous routing for SR 26 through Marietta was abandoned and SR 26 was rerouted onto Acme Street. After following Acme Street for about 1,000ft, SR 26 turns east onto Greene Street; the route heads around the side of a hill before passing under Interstate 77 and crossing the Duck Creek, SR 26 heads into more hilly terrain following valleys formed by streams and rivers. Upon entering the Wayne National Forest, the route parallels the Little Muskingum River.
About 25 miles from the terminus, SR 26 encounters its first state highway, SR 260. SR 26 and SR 260 form a 0.2-mile-long concurrency. Upon exiting Washington County and entering Monroe County, SR 26 heads in a more northerly direction and no longer parallels the Little Muskingum River. After intersecting SR 537's eastern terminus, SR 26 climbs a hill and passes through the village of Graysville. After following the Little Muskingum River again, SR 26 reaches SR 800 and the two routes together head north towards Woodsfield. In Woodsfield, SR 26 and SR 800 travel along Main Street, exit the Wayne National Forest, intersect SR 78 in the center of town. North of downtown SR 800 breaks away at Oaklawn Avenue, while SR 26 continues north. At the Monroe County Airport, the route heads east through a mountainous region of Center Township; the route makes several hairpin curves around its crossing of the Sunfish Creek but heads in a north-northwest direction after ascending a hill. In the village of Jerusalem, SR 26 shares a concurrency with SR 145 east out of the town.
SR 26 enters Wayne Township, Belmont County heading north. The route crosses the Captina Creek and a fork of the aforementioned creek before ending at SR 148 at a four-way intersection including CR 26, a former segment of SR 26; the segment of SR 26 between Marietta and Woodsfield has been a part of the state highway system since 1912 as SR 389. In 1923, SR 26 was designated on all of former SR 389 between Marietta and Woodsfield and west across the southern side of the state to Dunlop in Hamilton County. In 1927, as most of this extension had been co-signed with U. S. Route 50, SR 26 was truncated to SR 31 between Athens and Chauncey with the remainder west of there signed as US 50 and SR 126 between Dunlop and Milford. Two years the southern terminus of SR 26 was moved to Marietta when the Athens–Marietta segment became a part of US 50N. In 1937, SR 26 was extended north along unimproved roads from Woodsfield through Jerusalem and Bethesda to Morristown at US 40. In 1962, the northern terminus was moved out of Morristown to SR 147 in Bethesda, was truncated to SR 148 in 1979.
All portions of the former SR 26 north of SR 148 are now county-maintained and designated as Belmont County Route 26. Between 2012 and 2014, SR 26 experienced a small truncation in Marietta when its southern terminus was moved from the intersection of Greene Street and 3rd Street; this change did not affect ownership of roads as the segment removed from SR 26 was a part of SR 7 and SR 60. Media related to Ohio State Route 26 at Wikimedia Commons
Tyler County, West Virginia
Tyler County is a county in the U. S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,208, its county seat is Middlebourne. The county is named after John Tyler, Sr. father of President John Tyler. Tyler County was formed from a portion of Ohio County on December 6, 1814; the county has a number of districts including: Centerville District, Ellsworth District, Lincoln District, McElroy District, Meade District, Union District. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 261 square miles, of which 256 square miles is land and 4.4 square miles is water. WV 2 WV 18 WV 23 WV 74 WV 180 Wetzel County Doddridge County Ritchie County Pleasants County Washington County, Ohio Monroe County, Ohio Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge As of the census of 2000, there were 9,592 people, 3,836 households, 2,834 families residing in the county; the population density was 37 people per square mile. There were 4,780 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the county was 99.35% White, 0.02% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.03% from other races, 0.45% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 3,836 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.10% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.89. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 26.90% from 45 to 64, 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $29,290, the median income for a family was $35,320.
Males had a median income of $34,250 versus $18,140 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,216. About 12.20% of families and 16.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.00% of those under age 18 and 12.70% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 9,208 people, 3,858 households, 2,638 families residing in the county; the population density was 35.9 inhabitants per square mile. There were 5,000 housing units at an average density of 19.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 99.0% white, 0.2% American Indian, 0.2% black or African American, 0.1% Asian, 0.0% from other races, 0.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.5% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 23.3% were German, 16.1% were English, 12.7% were Irish, 11.8% were American. Of the 3,858 households, 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.6% were non-families, 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals.
The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.84. The median age was 45.2 years. The median income for a household in the county was $33,496 and the median income for a family was $42,209. Males had a median income of $37,414 versus $25,335 for females; the per capita income for the county was $18,245. About 12.9% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over. After having leaned towards the Democratic Party between the New Deal and Bill Clinton's presidency, most of West Virginia has since 2000 seen an rapid swing towards the Republican Party due to declining unionization along with the Democratic Party's embracing of causes like gay rights to which the entirely southern white population of West Virginia is hostile. In contrast, Tyler County, along with neighboring Doddridge County and Ritchie County were powerfully Unionist and have been rock-ribbed Republican since the Civil War.
Only two Democratic presidential candidates have won Tyler County since West Virginia's statehood: Woodrow Wilson in 1912, who won by just 64 votes, Bill Clinton in 1996. Sisters Fest, mid-March Tyler County Fair, early August Heroes Day, early September West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival, mid-September Sistersville Marble Festival, late September Middle Island Harvest Festival, early October Sistersville Ferry, Sistersville Tyler County Museum, Middlebourne. Tyler County High School, replaced by Tyler Consolidated High School in 1993 Wells Inn, Sistersville Conaway Run Lake Wildlife Management Area, near Centerville The Jug Wildlife Management Area, near Middlebourne Tyler County Speedway, Middlebourne Akron Friendly Middlebourne (county seat Sancho Paden City Shiloh Sistersville Wick Wilbur Cooper — Major League Baseball pitcher, who spent most of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Born on Davis Run. Arthur I. Boreman — West Virginia's first governor moved to Middlebourne as an infant.
He received his education and was admitted to the bar while resident here in 1845. Cecil H. Underwood — Twice governor of West Virginia, he was the 25th and 32nd Governor of West Virginia from 1957 until 1961 and from 1997 until 2001, he was born in Josephs Mills and graduated from Middlebourne High Scho
Time in the United States
Time in the United States, by law, is divided into nine standard time zones covering the states and its possessions, with most of the United States observing daylight saving time for the spring and fall months. The time zone boundaries and DST observance are regulated by the Department of Transportation. Official and precise timekeeping services are provided by two federal agencies: the National Institute of Standards and Technology; the clocks run by these services are kept synchronized with each other as well as with those of other international timekeeping organizations. It is the combination of the time zone and daylight saving rules, along with the timekeeping services, which determines the legal civil time for any U. S. location at any moment. Before the adoption of four standard time zones for the continental United States, many towns and cities set their clocks to noon when the sun passed their local meridian, pre-corrected for the equation of time on the date of observation, to form local mean solar time.
Noon occurred at different times but time differences between distant locations were noticeable prior to the 19th century because of long travel times and the lack of long-distance instant communications prior to the development of the telegraph. The use of local solar time became awkward as railways and telecommunications improved. American railroads maintained many different time zones during the late 1800s; each train station set its own clock making it difficult to coordinate train schedules and confusing passengers. Time calculation became a serious problem for people traveling by train, according to the Library of Congress; every city in the United States used a different time standard so there were more than 300 local sun times to choose from. Time zones were therefore a compromise, relaxing the complex geographic dependence while still allowing local time to be approximate with mean solar time. Railroad managers tried to address the problem by establishing 100 railroad time zones, but this was only a partial solution to the problem.
Weather service chief Cleveland Abbe had needed to introduce four standard time zones for his weather stations, an idea which he offered to the railroads. Operators of the new railroad lines needed a new time plan that would offer a uniform train schedule for departures and arrivals. Four standard time zones for the continental United States were introduced at noon on November 18, 1883, when the telegraph lines transmitted time signals to all major cities. In October 1884, the International Meridian Conference at Washington DC adopted a proposal which stated that the prime meridian for longitude and timekeeping should be one that passes through the centre of the transit instrument at the Greenwich Observatory in the United Kingdom; the conference therefore established the Greenwich Meridian as the prime meridian and Greenwich Mean Time as the world's time standard. The US time-zone system grew from this, in which all zones referred back to GMT on the prime meridian. In 1960, the International Radio Consultative Committee formalized the concept of Coordinated Universal Time, which became the new international civil time standard.
UTC is, within about 1 second, mean solar time at 0°. UTC does not observe daylight saving time. For most purposes, UTC is considered interchangeable with GMT, but GMT is no longer defined by the scientific community. UTC is one of several related successors to GMT. Standard time zones in the United States are defined at the federal level by law 15 USC §260; the federal law establishes the transition dates and times at which daylight saving time occurs, if observed. It is the authority of the Secretary of Transportation, in coordination with the states, to determine which regions will observe which of the standard time zones and if they will observe daylight saving time; as of August 9, 2007, the standard time zones are defined in terms of hourly offsets from UTC. Prior to this they were based upon the mean solar time at several meridians 15° apart west of Greenwich. Only the full-time zone names listed below are official. View the standard time zone boundaries here; the United States uses nine standard time zones.
As defined by US law they are: From east to west, the four time zones of the contiguous United States are: Eastern Time Zone, which comprises the states on the Atlantic coast and the eastern two thirds of the Ohio Valley. Central Time Zone, which comprises the Gulf Coast, Mississippi Valley, most of the Great Plains. Mountain Time Zone, which comprises the states and portions of states that include the Rocky Mountains and the western quarter of the Great Plains. Pacific Time Zone, which comprises the states on the Pacific coast, plus Nevada and the Idaho panhandle. Alaska Time Zone, which comprises most of the state of Alaska. Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone, which includes Hawaii and most of the length of the Aleutian Islands chain. Samoa Time Zone, which comprises American Samoa. Chamorro Time Zone, which comprises Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Atlantic Time Zone, which comprises Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands; some United States Minor Outlying Islands are outside the time zones defined by 15 U.
S. C. § exist in waters defined by Nautical time. In practice, military crews may
Monroe is a city located in east central Butler and west central Warren counties in the southwestern part of the U. S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 Census, the city population was 12,442, up from 4,008 in 1990. Monroe was laid out in 1817 on the Cincinnati pike; the city is named for fifth President of the United States. In the early 1830s, Monroe contained 119 inhabitants. Monroe is located at 39°26′41″N 84°21′51″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.89 square miles, of which 15.87 square miles is land and 0.02 square miles is water. As of the census of 2010, there were 12,442 people, 4,649 households, 3,481 families residing in the city; the population density was 784.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 4,896 housing units at an average density of 308.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 3.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.7% from other races, 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.
There were 4,649 households of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.6% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 25.1% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.07. The median age in the city was 36.9 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 7,133 people, 2,685 households, 2,040 families residing in the city; the population density was 459.9 people per square mile. There were 2,822 housing units at an average density of 182.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.15% White, 1.42% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.22% from other races, 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.
There were 2,685 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.0% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.91. In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $56,012, the median income for a family was $62,528. Males had a median income of $44,864 versus $27,385 for females; the per capita income for the city was $24,735. About 1.0% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.4% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.
Most of the city is in the Monroe Local School District with some falling in the Lakota School District. Telephone service is provided through the Monroe and Mason telephone exchanges. Mail is delivered through the Monroe and Lebanon post offices. There is a fire station on the main road. King of Kings, a 62-foot-tall sculpture of Jesus, appeared to be rising from the waters behind the amphitheater at Monroe's Solid Rock Church; the massive statue was struck by lightning on June 14, 2010, burned to the ground. It was replaced by a 52-foot statue of a different design known as Lux Mundi. Traders World Flea Market Treasure Aisles Cincinnati Premium Outlets Chase Crawford and producer Drew Dirksen from the pop/rock band The Tide Nate Parker from the pop/rock band The Tide Jim Blount; the 1900s: 100 Years In the History of Butler County, Ohio. Hamilton, Ohio: Past Present Press, 2000. Butler County Engineer's Office. Butler County Official Transportation Map, 2003. Fairfield Township, Butler County, Ohio: The Office, 2003.
A History and Biographical Cyclopaedia of Butler County, Ohio with Illustrations and Sketches of Its Representative Men and Pioneers. Cincinnati, Ohio: Western Biographical Publishing Company, 1882. Ohio Secretary of State; the Ohio municipal and township roster, 2002–2003. Columbus, Ohio: The Secretary, 2003. Marcia McCartt. "Images of America. Arcadia Publishing, 2009. City website Main Street Monroe Monroe Observer History of Monroe Monroe Historical Society 45050 Watch
The Appalachian Plateau is a series of rugged dissected plateaus located on the western side of the Appalachian Mountains. The Appalachian Mountains are a mountain range that run down the entire east coast of the United States; the Appalachian Plateau is the northwestern part of the Appalachian Mountains, stretching from New York to Alabama. The plateau is a second level United States physiographic region, covering parts of the states of New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia; the formation of the plateau began during the Paleozoic Era. Regional uplift during this time caused the area to rise altogether without changing the topography of the land; the eastern side of the plateau appears as a mountain range. This false appearance is due to a steep slope on the eastern side known as the Allegheny Front; the eastern edge is the highest part of the Appalachian Plateau. In Pennsylvania, the altitude ranges from 1,750 to 3,000 feet and continues to rise toward West Virginia, where the elevation is around 4,800 feet.
From West Virginia to Tennessee, the elevation lowers to 3,000 feet and continues slanting downward to 1,000 feet in Alabama. On the western side of the plateau, the elevation is 900 feet in Ohio, increasing to about 2,000 feet in Kentucky. From Kentucky the elevation drops down to 500 feet in northwestern Alabama; the plateau has a slight slant towards the northwest, making it higher on the eastern side. A large portion of the plateau is a coalfield, formed 320 million years ago during the Pennsylvanian Age; the plateau was subjected to glaciation during the Pleistocene ice age. As a result, the topography of this section of the plateau is flat in comparison to the rest of the physiographic province; this portion of the plateau is marked with evidence of a glaciated past including bogs and small hills of sand and gravel. The topography of the rest of the plateau was created from stream erosion; the result is a rugged landscape, unlike many other plateaus, that includes many narrow stream valleys surrounded by steep ridges.
The region in Kentucky is known as the Eastern Kentucky Coalfield. It covers around 30 % of Kentucky's land. Major sections include the Allegheny Plateau, the Cumberland Plateau and the Cumberland Mountains, with the highest peaks located in the Cumberland Mountains. A physiographic region is a large portion of land, grouped together by several factors; each region has similar geology and groups of plants and animals. There are eight physiographic regions in the United States; each region is divided into provinces, there are 25 provinces in the United States. Each region is divided into sections, creating 85 different physio-graphic sections in the United States; the Appalachian Plateau is a province of the physiographic region of the Appalachian Highlands. The Appalachian Plateau province is divided into seven physio-graphic sections: Mohawk, Southern New York, Allegheny Mountains, Cumberland Plateau, the Cumberland Mountains; each section is classified under the Appalachian Plateau province because of its similarities in geologic makeup and wildlife.
The Appalachian Plateau falls under the classification of Appalachian Highlands because of those similar characteristics. The rock underlying the Appalachian Plateau consists of a base of Precambrian rock, overlain by sedimentary rock from the Paleozoic Era. On top of the basement is a thick layer 20,000 feet, of a mixture of Cambrian and Middle Silurian rock; this rock consists of shale and sandstone. Above this layer is the Upper Silurian evaporate basin, or basin of chemically formed sedimentary rocks; the Plateau fold belt consists of structurally complex Paleozoic strata which were thrust faulted over the younger evaporates. When the Appalachian mountains were formed, the plateau was lifted. Ridges and valleys all die down underneath the plateau. There are multiple valleys throughout the region which consist of exposed areas of limestone and shale. Archaeologists have evidence that Native Americans lived in the Appalachian region more than twelve thousand years ago. Human artifacts were collected near the Meadowcroft Rockshelter in southern Pennsylvania that were at least sixteen thousand years old.
Because the early Native Americans were hunter-gatherers living off the land, they left little material traces of their lives behind them. This is. Much like many historic Native American tribes, the early Appalachian inhabitants survived as nomads, following their food on a seasonal basis. Around this period, North America was still recuperating from its last glacial period, the climate was much different than now; the climate and habitat more resembled a tundra, with lower temperatures, numerous conifer trees, large mammals, such as mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. The climate began to warm up again, the large mammals started to disappear, the vegetation seen more today began to flourish; these climatic changes made life more sustainable for the Native Americans. They continued to invent new weapons and made advancements in agriculture until the Europeans arrived in North America. Europeans settled in North America beginning in the seventeenth century. In 1749, Jacob Martin and Steven Sewell were the first Europeans known to settle the Appalachian Plateau in what is now Pocahontas County in West Virginia.
European colonization and competition with the Native Americans resulted in high mortality due to new diseases, as well as more deaths and social disr
Belmont County, Ohio
Belmont County is a county located in the U. S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 70,400, its county seat is St. Clairsville; the county was created in 1801 and organized in 1815. It takes its name from the French for "beautiful mountain". Belmont County is part of WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is the only Belmont County nationwide. Dille, Ohio known as Dilles Bottom, was located across the Ohio River from Moundsville, West Virginia, it was founded by the sons of David Dille around 1790 and was a fort called Fort Dille. Belmont County was formed from Jefferson and Washington Counties, September 7, 1801, it was one of Ohio's earliest counties and was a county in the Northwest Territory. Belmont is the French term for "beautiful mountain". Settlers migrating westward followed Zane's Trace through the county; the National Road was built through the county. Quakers were among the county's first settlers. Many of these people would become outspoken critics of slavery, including famous abolitionist Benjamin Lundy.
According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 541 square miles, of which 532 square miles is land and 9.1 square miles is water. Harrison County Jefferson County Ohio County, West Virginia Marshall County, West Virginia Monroe County Noble County Guernsey County As of the census of 2000, there were 70,226 people, 28,309 households, 19,250 families residing in the county; the population density was 131 people per square mile. There were 31,236 housing units at an average density of 58 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 94.98% White, 3.64% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, 0.77% from two or more races. 0.39% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.2% were of German, 12.5% Irish, 12.0% American, 10.3% English, 10.2% Italian and 9.0% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. There were 28,309 households out of which 28.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.00% were non-families.
28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90. In the county, the population was spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $29,714, the median income for a family was $37,538. Males had a median income of $31,211 versus $19,890 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,221. About 11.70% of families and 14.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 70,400 people, 28,679 households, 18,761 families residing in the county.
The population density was 132.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 32,452 housing units at an average density of 61.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 94.0% white, 4.0% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 0.2% from other races, 1.3% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 26.0% were German, 17.9% were Irish, 12.4% were English, 10.1% were Italian, 9.0% were Polish, 6.2% were American. Of the 28,679 households, 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.6% were non-families, 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.85. The median age was 43.4 years. The median income for a household in the county was $38,320 and the median income for a family was $47,214. Males had a median income of $42,022 versus $26,926 for females.
The per capita income for the county was $20,266. About 12.1% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.4% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over. All of the county's government offices are located in the Belmont County Courthouse. Belmont County has a three-member board of county commissioners who administer and oversee the various county departments, similar to all but two of the 88 Ohio counties; the elected commissioners serve four-year terms. Belmont County's elected commissioners are: Mark Thomas, J. P. Dutton, Josh Meyer. Belmont County's county flag was designed in 1988 by local state official Michael Massa. Local citizens voted in a nationally covered election to choose it from a group of three designs by Massa; the seal is featured on the county's flag. Belmont County is served by several detentional centers located around St. Clairsville; the Belmont Correctional Institution is located on 158 acres between St. Clairsville and Bannock on State Route 331.
The facility houses 2,698 inmates. The Belmont County Jail is located in St. Clairsville and is located near Belmont College and Ohio University Eastern Campus; the facility contains 144 beds and houses the county sheriff's offices. The county is served by Sargus Juvenile Detention Center, a 17-bed facility that serves surrounding counties. Sargus Center is locat