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

The community of Portsmouth is the Seat for Scioto County.

Scioto County was founded May 1, 1803 and was created by taking area from AdamsCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Scioto had a population of 76,334 people. This is a decrease of 3.61% since the last Census (which gave a population of 79,195 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Scioto represented 0.7% of the total population of Ohio, making it the state's 33rd 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201079,499+0.38%+4.15% since 2009
200976,334-3.61%-0.16% since 2008
200079,195The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Portsmouth   20,35420,9092.65% decrease  
New Boston   2,1532,3407.99% decrease  
South Webster   7357643.8% decrease  
Rarden   1701763.41% decrease  
Otway   83863.49% decrease  

Websites for Scioto County

Official Website:   www.sciotocountyohio.com/

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<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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