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3 Cities and towns
Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,596 km² (616 mi²). 1,586 km² (612 mi²) of it is land and 10 km² (4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.62% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 79,195 people, 30,871 households, and 21,362 families residing in the county. The population density is 50/km² (129/mi²). There are 34,054 housing units at an average density of 21/km² (56/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.88% White, 2.73% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 1.31% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 30,871 households out of which 31.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% are married couples living together, 13.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% are non-families. 26.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 2.96.
In the county, the population is spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $28,008, and the median income for a family is $34,691. Males have a median income of $32,063 versus $21,562 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,408. 19.30% of the population and 15.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 25.40% are under the age of 18 and 12.80% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Franklin Furnace\n*Lucasville\n*New Boston\n*Otway\n*Portsmouth\n*Rarden\n*Rosemount\n*Sciotodale\n*South Webster\n*West Portsmouth\n*Wheelersburg