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Ohio Almanac

The Ohio Almanac presents a general overview of the State of Ohio.

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Sources...

The United States Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/, July 10, 2001.
Ohio. N-O, Vol. 14. Chicago: World Book, Inc., 1988. 688. Print.
Carpenter, Alan, and Carl Provorse. The World Almanac of the U.S.A.. Mahwah: World Almanac Books, 1996. Print.

Admitted to Union March 1, 1803
Capital Columbus, [ Find out more... ]
Nickname Buckeye State, Mother of Modern Presidents, Yankee State, [ Find out more... ]
Motto With God, All Things Are Possible, [ Find out more... ]
Total area including land and water 44,828 square miles Rank among states 34th
Land area 40,953 square miles Rank among states 35th
Water area 3,875 square miles Rank among states 14th
Greatest distance East to West 227 miles
Greatest distance North to South 245 miles
Highest point 1,549 feet (Campbell Hill) Rank among states 43rd
Lowest point 455 feet (Ohio River) Rank among states 35th
Mean elevation 850 feet Rank among states 31st
Highest recorded temperature 113 degrees on July 21, 1934 near Gallipolis
Lowest recorded temperature -39 degrees on February 10, 1899 at Milligan
Highest monthly average temperature 85.8 degrees Rank among states 34th
Lowest monthly average temperature 15.5 degrees Rank among states 18th
Average yearly precipitation (rain & snow) 38 inches Rank among states  
Population
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)
11,353,140 Rank among states 7th
Population per square mile
(Population/Land area)
277.22 Rank among states 9th
Ten largest cities by population
State Capital in red
(U.S. Census, April, 2000)

1. Columbus 711,470 6. Dayton 166,179
2. Cleveland 478,403 7. Parma 85,655
3. Cincinnati 331,285 8. Youngstown 82,026
4. Toledo 313,619 9. Canton 80,806
5. Akron 217,074 10. Lorain 68,652
Median age 33.3
Average lifetime (1979-1981) 73.49 Rank among states 34th
Total crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 4,485.3 Rank among states 34th
Violent crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 504.1 Rank among states 27th
Property crimes reported per 100,000 people (1992-1993) 3,981.2 Rank among states 36th
Per capita income (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$27,977 Rank among states 20th
Disposable per capita personal income (income minus taxes) (2000)
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
$23,780 Rank among states 24th
Median household income (1993) $31,285 Rank among states 23rd

Additional Information

Ohio Encyclopedia (2008-2009 Edition)

Ohio Encyclopedia (2008-2009 Edition), by Dr. Michael Mangus, Caryn Hannan, Jennifer L. Hermann. 966 pages. Publisher: State History Publications; 2008-2009 edition (October 31, 2007)

The Ohio Encyclopedia, in two volumes, contains detailed information on Ohio: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

Visit the NETSTATE Ohio State Book Store for additional Ohio related books, including Ohio Reference Books, History, Biographies and Cookbooks.

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