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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$33,991
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chillicothe demographic reports
Chillicothe is on the Scioto River.
Served for a time as capital of the Northwest Territory; became a boat-building center for the Chillicothe-New Orleans trade
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 65. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Tecumseh, Indian chief who organized against white encroachment
· Nancy Wilson, singer
Local festivals include:
  • Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival - Sept. 7-8, 2007
  • Feast of the Flowering Moon - May 25-27, 2007
  • Fall Harvest Festival - Oct. 5-7, 2007
  • Ross County Fair - Aug. 4-11, 2007
  • African-American Heritage Festival - July 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Chillicothe web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Great Seal State Park, Scioto Trail State Park
Sports teams: Paints (Frontier League baseball)
Historic sites and museums: Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, Adena, Story Mound
Colleges and universities: Ohio University-Chillicothe Branch
Quotes:
The aristocratic traditions of Chillicothe, established by the young Virginians who settled the town, are proudly remembered and to some extent continued among the social cliques behind the handsome doorways.
-- WPA Guide to Ohio, 1940

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

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

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Chillicothe, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $790.


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Libraries in Chillicothe include Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library, Northside Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Chillicothe include Chillicothe Gazette

TV stations in Chillicothe include WWHO.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WOUH-FM., WVXC.

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Ross County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chillicothe political report.

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Traffic

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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Hotels in Chillicothe include Best Western, Christopher Inn & Suite, Comfort Inn, Country Hearth Inn, Holiday Inn Express.

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“ The aristocratic traditions of Chillicothe, established by the young Virginians who settled the town, are proudly remembered and to some extent continued among the social cliques behind the handsome doorways. ”
~ WPA Guide to Ohio, 1940

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