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Overview

Introduction to Chillicothe, Ohio

Chillicothe, Ohio, in Ross county, is 43 miles S of Columbus, Ohio.

Chillicothe History

Chillicothe was founded by Colonel Nathaniel Massie in 1796. According to some, the area was named after an Indian tribe. However, another tradition claims that Chillicothe derived its name from an Indian term meaning "town at the leaning bank" or "principal town." Chillicothe was the capital of Ohio from 1803 to 1810 and from 1812 to 1816.

Chillicothe and nearby Attractions

  • Great Seal State Park
  • Story Mound
  • Scioto Trail State Park
  • Hopewell Culture National Historical Park
  • Mid-Ohio Doll and Toy Museum

Things To Do In Chillicothe

There are many parks and recreational areas in Chillicothe including the Goldie Gunlock Park, Western View Park, Strawser Park, Yoctangee Park, Pine Street Park and Manor Park. Chillicothe's floodwall includes a paved bike path. The city is home to the Majestic Theatre which is over a 100 years old. Chillicothe organizes numerous athletic events and festivals including the annual Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival during the month of May, and the annual Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival in September.

Chillicothe Transportation

International air transportation is available from Rickenbacker International Airport.

Chillicothe Higher Education

The local colleges are Ohio University - Chillicothe Branch, Pickaway Ross Joint Vocational School District and Southeastern Business College.

People

Total Population 21,765
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 19.3%
Employed Population 16+ 8,640
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 39.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.5%
Median Earnings25+ $30,260
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $9,938
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,601

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,482
% Above Poverty Level 75.7%
% Below Poverty Level 24.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 38%
Median Gross Rent $673
Median House Value $96,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.1%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 14.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chillicothe Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 43 miles S of Columbus, Ohio
County Ross
Standard Zip Codes 45601
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.333
Longitude -82.982

Chillicothe Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHILLICOTHE MOUND CITY
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station JACKSON 3 NW
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches
Station WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adelphi 364 $30,625
Clarksburg 537 $29,167
Frankfort 847 $57,500
Kingston 1,085 $50,625
Laurelville 506 $29,688

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Chillicothe Public Libraries

Library
Chillicothe And Ross County Public Library
140-146 S. PAINT ST.
Chillicothe, Ohio
(740) 702-4145

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Chillicothe Hospitals

ADENA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
272 HOSPITAL RD
(740) 779-7500
Emergency Service: Yes

Chillicothe VA Medical Center
(VA)
17273 State Route 104
(740) 773-1141 or (800) 358-8262
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Chillicothe High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

CHILLICOTHE HIGH SCHOOL
381 YOCTANGEE PKWY
740-702-2287
Serves 1,113 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.8

UNIOTO HIGH SCHOOL
1432 EGYPT PIKE
740-773-4105
Serves 572 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.1

ZANE TRACE HIGH SCHOOL
946 STATE ROUTE 180
740-775-1809
Serves 475 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 29.7

HUNTINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
188 HUNTSMAN RD
740-663-2230
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 412 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.6

SOUTHEASTERN HIGH SCHOOL
2003 LANCASTER RD
740-774-2003
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 312 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

PICKAWAY-ROSS CTC
895 CROUSE CHAPEL RD
740-642-1200
A Vocational School

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