Adams County, Ohio

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Adams County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 27,330. It is named after John Adams, the second President of the United States.[2] Its county seat is West Union.[3]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 586 square miles (1,520 km2). 584 square miles (1,510 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) of it (0.32%) is water. It includes many parks and preserves including one of Ohio's greatest archeological wonders, the Serpent Mound at the Serpent Mound State Memorial in Locust Grove, Ohio. Serpent Mound lends its name to the Serpent Mound crater, the eroded remnant of a huge ancient meteorite impact crater.

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As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 27,330 people, 10,501 households, and 7,613 families residing in the county. The population density was 47 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 11,822 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 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 were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.5% were of American, 19.8% German, 11.7% Irish and 8.9% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

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