Highland County, Ohio

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Highland County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 40,875. Its county seat is Hillsboro[2] and is named for the topography which is hilly and divides the watersheds of the Little Miami and Scioto Rivers.[3] A common misconception is that Hillsboro was named after the nearby Fort Hill.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 558 square miles (1,445.2 km2).553 square miles (1,432.3 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (0.82%) is water.

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As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 40,875 people, 15,587 households, and 11,394 families residing in the county. The population density was 74 people per square mile (29/km²). There were 17,583 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.88% White, 1.50% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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