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Chillicothe is a city in Ross County.
It is the county seat.
One tradition says the community was named for an Indian tribe; another says it derives from an Indian term alternately translated as "principal town" or "town at the leaning bank"
The latitude of Chillicothe is 39.333N. The longitude is -82.982W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 630 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,170.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chillicothe demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ross County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 45601 ZIP code.
25% of Chillicothe residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chillicothe ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chillicothe was $19,101, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Chillicothe residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Chillicothe include Chillicothe Business District, Chillicothe's Old Residential District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Chillicothe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $790.
Libraries in Chillicothe include Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library, Northside Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Chillicothe include Chillicothe Gazette
TV stations in Chillicothe include WWHO.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WOUH-FM., WVXC.
Ross County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chillicothe political report.
The average commute time for Chillicothe workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chillicothe between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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