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Scioto County, Ohio

US county information
NameScioto County
Largest cityPortsmouth
US Area
Total Area616 sq mi (1595.4 km2)
Land Area612 sq mi (1585.1 km2)
Water Area4 sq mi (10.4 km2)
Population79195 (2000)
Density49.8/km2 (129/sq mi)
Named fora Native American word for deer or deer-hunting
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Scioto County is a county located in the south central region of the state of Ohio, United States, at the confluence of the Scioto and Ohio Rivers. As of the 2010 census, the population was 79,499. It is named for an Indian word referring to deer or deer-hunting, and its county seat is Portsmouth. The county was formed on March 24, 1803, splitting from Adams County. It is the childhood home of former Ohio governor Ted Strickland.

The Portsmouth Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Scioto County.

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