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The 2000 Census showed that Ross County had a population of 73,345 people. This represented 0.65% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 35th most populous county (out of 88 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Ross had a population of 75,972 people. This is an increase of 3.58% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201078,064+6.43%+2.75% since 2009
200975,972+3.58%-0.21% since 2008
200876,129+3.8%+0.27% since 2007
200775,927+3.52%+0.81% since 2006
200675,316+2.69%+0.69% since 2005
200574,800+1.98%+0.64% since 2004
200374,303+1.31%+0.55% since 2002
200273,895+0.75%+0.41% since 2001
200173,590+0.33%+0.33% since 2000
200073,345The Last Census

Ross County had 29,461 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Ross County has a total area<3> of 692 square miles [1,794 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (4.55 square miles [11.77 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Ross County had a population density of 106.5 people per square mile [41.14 people/km²], making it the state's 48th most densely populated county (out of 88 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Ross County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Ross and the state of Ohio.

Click here for the Ross County QuickFact (QF-39141).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Ross County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Ross County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
FayetteQF-39047   NW28,11728,433-1.11%
HighlandQF-39071   W42,17840,8753.19%
HockingQF-39073   NE28,91228,2412.38%
JacksonQF-39079   SE33,44032,6412.45%
PickawayQF-39129   N54,73452,7273.81%
PikeQF-39131   S27,72227,6950.1%
VintonQF-39163   E13,22812,8063.3%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Ross. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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