Scioto County

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Scioto County, Ohio

602 7th St Rm 205
Portsmouth, OH 45662
Phone: (740) 355-8218
Fax: (740) 354-2057

On the southern border of OH; organized May 1, 1803 from Indian Territory. Name Origin: For the Scioto River, which flows through it; from an Iroquoian word of uncertain meaning, said by some scholars to be Wyandot 'deer.'

Area (sq mi):: 616.07 (land 612.27; water 3.80) Population per square mile: 125.00
Population 2005: 76,561 State rank: 33 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.30%; 1990-2000 -1.40% Population 2000: 79,195 (White 94.50%; Black or African American 2.70%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 36.70
Income 2000: per capita $15,408; median household $28,008; Population below poverty level: 19.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,714-$21,536
Unemployment (2004): 9.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.00% Median travel time to work: 26.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Portsmouth County seat (20,100)

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    * Scioto County, Ohio. Lisa Roberts, program director of the Scioto County Coalition, credits her coalition's success to the National Coalition Academy run by CADCA.
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    Might be related to the large Malvin/Melvin family in Scioto County, Ohio, which included an Ella Melvin (1858-?), who is listed with parents George and Lucy in the 1870 Census of Scioto County, Ohio, 601, and with siblings in the 1880 Census of Scioto County, Ohio, 281D.
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    Some of my ancestors came from Scioto County, Ohio in the 1830s.
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