Hanging Rock, Ohio

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Hanging Rock is a village in Lawrence County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 279 at the 2000 census. It is regularly labeled a speed trap as the state auditor reported $109,186 in mayor's court receipts in 2000 compared with $3,106 in property taxes.[3]

Hanging Rock is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA); it had a population of 288,649 at the 2000 census.



Hanging Rock is located at 38°33′32″N 82°43′34″W / 38.55889°N 82.72611°W / 38.55889; -82.72611 (38.559021, -82.726070)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (8.82%) is water.

The Hanging Rock Recreational Area and the Hanging Rock Ponds are located near the village.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 279 people, 109 households, and 75 families residing in the village. The population density was 449.8 people per square mile (173.7/km²). There were 117 housing units at an average density of 188.6/sq mi (72.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.64% White, and 0.36% from two or more races.

There were 109 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.3% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.17.

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