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Time Zone: Ross County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

Ross County was founded August 20, 1798. Ross was created by taking area from Adams and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Ross had a population of 75,972 people. This is an increase of 3.58% since the last Census (which gave a population of 73,345 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Ross represented 0.65% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 35th most populous county (out of 88 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201078,064+6.43%+2.75% since 2009
200975,972+3.58%-0.21% since 2008
200876,129+3.8%+0.27% since 2007
200775,927+3.52% 
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200073,345The Last Census

More information can be found on the Ross County Census Page for Ross County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Ross County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Ross County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Chillicothe   22,19321,7961.82% increase  
Bainbridge   1,0451,0123.26% increase  
Frankfort   1,0371,0112.57% increase  
Kingston   1,0341,0320.19% increase  
Clarksburg   5245161.55% increase  

Websites for Ross County

Official Website:   www.co.ross.oh.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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