Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of 2000, the population is 27,330. It is named after John Adams, the second President of the United States. Its county seat is West Union6.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,517 km² (586 mi²). 1,512 km² (584 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.32% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 27,330 people, 10,501 households, and 7,613 families residing in the county. The population density is 18/km² (47/mi²). There are 11,822 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.77% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 0.64% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 10,501 households out of which 34.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.10% are married couples living together, 10.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% are non-families. 24.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.03.
In the county the population is spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $29,315, and the median income for a family is $34,714. Males have a median income of $30,000 versus $20,433 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,515. 17.40% of the population and 12.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.30% are under the age of 18 and 16.00% are 65 or older.