Wood County, Ohio

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Wood County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. As of 2000, the population was 121,065. Its county seat is Bowling Green[2] and it was named for Captain Eleazer D. Wood, the engineer for General William Henry Harrison's army who built Fort Meigs in the War of 1812.[3] Wood County is part of the Toledo Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 621 square miles (1,607 km²). 617 square miles (1,599 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) of it (0.52%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 121,065 people, 45,172 households, and 29,678 families residing in the county. The population density was 196 people per square mile (76/km²). There were 47,468 housing units at an average density of 77 per square mile (30/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.83% White, 1.27% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.03% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.45% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 3.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.3% were of German, 9.9% American, 8.2% English, 8.0% Irish and 5.8% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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