Jefferson County is a
county located in the state of Ohio.
of 2000, the population was 73,894. Its county seat
is Steubenville and is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was at the time Vice
Jefferson County is part of the Weirton-Steubenville,
WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area
According to the U.S.
county has a total area of 411 square miles
(1,064 km²).410 square miles (1,061 km²) of it is
land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.31%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 73,894
people, 30,417 households, and 20,592 families residing in the
county. The population density
was 180 people per square mile (70/km²). There were 33,291 housing
units at an average density of 81 per square mile (31/km²).
The racial makeup of the county was 92.49% White
, 5.68% Black
or African American
, 0.20% Native American
, 0.33% Asian
, 0.02% Pacific Islander
, 0.25% from
, and 1.03%
from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic
of any race. 96.5% spoke
, 1.1% Spanish
and 1.0% Italian
as their first language.
There were 30,417 households out of which 26.70% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples
living together, 11.60% had a
female householder with no husband present, and 32.30% were
non-families. 28.50% of all households were made up of individuals
and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or
older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family
size was 2.88.
In the county, the population was spread out with 21.40% under the
age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from
45 to 64, and 18.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median
age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.20 males. For
every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,853, and
the median income for a family was $38,807. Males had a median
income of $35,785 versus $20,375 for females. The per capita income
for the county was
$16,476. About 11.40% of families and 15.10% of the population were
below the poverty line
22.30% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or
Thomas Graham, Ph.D, Dave Maple, and Adam Scurti
: Thomas Straus
: Fred Abdalla
: Patrick J. Marshall
: Raymond M. Agresta
: James Branagan
Judges of the Court
of Common Pleas
: Hon. Joseph J. Bruzzese Jr, Hon.
David E. Henderson
: Hon. Samuel W. Kerr
Clerk of Courts
: John A. Corrigan
: Frank J. Petrola, M.D.
Director, Board of Elections
: Diane M.
Director, Job and Family Services
Director, Progress Alliance
: Thomas Bayuzik