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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,748
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens20.4%
Employed Population 16+8,606
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married39.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.8%
Median Earnings25+$29,218
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$9,691
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,875

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,850
% Above Poverty Level77.5%
% Below Poverty Level22.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone36.5%
Median Gross Rent$701
Median House Value$98,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.9%
German24.3%
Irish14.6%
English9.5%
Italian2.5%
Scottish1.8%
French Except Basque1.8%
Dutch1.6%
Welsh1.4%
Polish1.3%
Norwegian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Croatian0.1%
African0.1%
Slovene0.1%
US/American0.1%
Russian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Chillicothe Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ross County
Standard Zip Codes45601
Phone Area Codes740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.33
Approximate Longitude-82.98

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)

StationCHILLICOTHE MOUND CITY
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches
StationJACKSON 3 NW
Distance23 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 65 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip40.8 inches
StationWASHINGTON COURT HOUSE
Distance27.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 36 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip39.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adelphi289$41,250
Clarksburg497$22,292
Frankfort1,118$45,658
Kingston1,029$50,357
Laurelville523$35,833

Chillicothe Public Libraries

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

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Chillicothe Hospitals

Va Medical Center - Chillicothe
(Government - Federal)
17273 Oh-104
Adena Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
272 Hospital Road
(740) 779-7358
Chillicothe Va Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
17273 State Route 104
(740) 773-1141

Chillicothe Public Schools

Southeastern Elementary School
2003 Lancaster Rd
ZIP: 45601
(740) 774-2003
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Unioto High School
14193 Pleasant Valley Rd
ZIP: 45601
(740) 773-4105
High
Total Enrollment 570
Huntington Elementary School
188 Huntsman Rd
ZIP: 45601
(740) 663-2191
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
Zane Trace Elementary School
946 State Route 180
ZIP: 45601
(740) 775-1304
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Huntington High School
188 Huntsman Rd
ZIP: 45601
(740) 663-2230
High
Total Enrollment 311
Tiffin Elementary School
145 S Bridge St
ZIP: 45601
(740) 774-2123
Primary
Total Enrollment 370
Huntington Middle School
188 Huntsman Rd
ZIP: 45601
(740) 663-6079
Middle
Total Enrollment 293
Worthington Elementary School
450 Allen Ave
ZIP: 45601
(740) 774-3307
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Unioto Elementary
138 Sandusky Blvd
ZIP: 45601
(740) 773-4103
Primary
Total Enrollment 1050
Zane Trace Middle School
946 State Route 180
ZIP: 45601
(740) 773-5842
Middle
Total Enrollment 464
Zane Trace High School
946 State Route 180
ZIP: 45601
(740) 775-1809
High
Total Enrollment 433
Unioto Middle School
160 Moundsville Rd
ZIP: 45601
(740) 773-5211
Middle
Total Enrollment 517
Southeastern High School
2003 Lancaster Rd
ZIP: 45601
(740) 774-2003
High
Total Enrollment 323
Southeastern Middle School
2003 Lancaster Rd
ZIP: 45601
(740) 774-2003
Middle
Total Enrollment 365
Allen Elementary School
174 Plyleys Ln
ZIP: 45601
(740) 774-1119
Primary
Total Enrollment 407
Mt. Logan Elementary School
841 E Main St
ZIP: 45601
(740) 773-2638
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
Chillicothe High School
421 Yoctangee Pkwy
ZIP: 45601
(740) 702-2287
High
Total Enrollment 858
Pickaway-ross Career & Technology Center
895 Crouse Chapel Rd
ZIP: 45601
(740) 642-1200
Other
Chillicothe Middle School
381 Yoctangee Pkwy
ZIP: 45601
(740) 773-2241
Middle
Total Enrollment 418

Chillicothe Private Schools

Bishop Flaget School
570 Parsons Ave
ZIP: 45601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 138
Wesley Taylor Preparatory School
30 E Main St
ZIP: 45601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 34
Ross County Christian Academy
2215 Egypt Pike
ZIP: 45601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 90
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