Hocking County, Ohio

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Hocking County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 28,241. Its county seat is Logan[2]. Its name is from the Hocking River, the origins of which are disputed but is said to be a Delaware Indian word meaning "bottle river".[3]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 424 square miles (1,098.2 km2). 423 square miles (1,095.6 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.20%) is water.

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As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 28,241 people, 10,843 households, and 7,828 families residing in the county. The population density was 67 people per square mile (26/km²). There were 12,141 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.54% White, 0.92% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 0.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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