Chillicothe, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chillicothe, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Chillicothe had a population of 21,965 as of July 1, 2017. Chillicothe ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chillicothe is located at latitude 39.3387 and longitude -82.9941 in Ross County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chillicothe (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Ross County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 633 feet.

The City of Chillicothe (GNIS ID: 2393514) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Chillicothe is located within Township of Scioto, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ross County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chillicothe population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chillicothe: Chilcotha, Chilecothe, Chilicotha, Chilicothe, Chillakothe.

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Chillicothe, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,965
Daytime Population: Workers 13,637
Daytime Population: Residents 13,157
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,794
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 21,353
Population in Familes 15,826
Population in Group Qrtrs 612
Population Density2 2,106
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $40,248
Average Household Income $57,535
Per Capita Income $24,893


Total Housing Units 10,654 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,987 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,463 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,204 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $105,288
Average Home Value $129,833


Total Households 9,450
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 5,476
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.04% -0.02%
Households 0.04% -0.05%
Families -0.21% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Chillicothe, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chillicothe to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 78 94th
Population Density # 234 81st
Diversity Index # 191 84th
Median Household Income # 1005 17th
Per Capita Income # 605 50th

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