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Chillicothe Ohio Population Information, Arrest Statistics, and History

Chillicothe is the county seat of the Ross County of Ohio. It is 10.6 square miles in size. The etymology of the city names comes from Chala-ka-tha, the Shawnee word meaning principal town. It was earlier occupied by Native Indians before settlers took over in 1795. From 1803 – 1810, the city was the capital of Ohio. Blacks freely migrated to the city giving it a diverse population.

Chillicothe Ohio overview

Chillicothe, Ohio has a population of 21,499 with twelve neighborhoods. The majority population (25.4%) are from those in the age group of 35 to 54. There are 9,281 homes and apartments in Chillicothe. The median value of homes in the city is $ 132,103, which is low for the state of Ohio and also for the country. Real estate in Chillicothe is quite inexpensive compared to other places in the state.

18.8% of the population are college graduates. The per capita income level is $22,890, which is lesser than the national average. The median income level of $37,757 is also lesser than that of the US average. 22.5% of the total population were below the poverty line.

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The major employers in Chillicothe regarding industry sector were Healthcare (20%), Retail (14.4%), and Manufacturing (14.2%). The city has a mix of white collar and blue collar workers. It is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals.  Most people in the city prefer to use public transport for commuting.

Concerning race and ethnicity, a large majority of the population (87.5%) were Whites. Blacks constituted 4.9% of the population. English is the most common language in Chillicothe, followed by Spanish. Around 1.1% of the residents of Chillicothe were born outside the USA.

 

Chillicothe Ohio crime statistics

Chillicothe has a crime index of 1, on a scale of 1-100, where one is the most unsafe and 100 the safest. The city is 1% safer than other cities in the US. There were 1,589 crimes committed, and the crime rate was 73.91 per 1000 residents. The crime rate in Chillicothe is extremely high, and 99% communities in the stare are safer.

A comparison of violent crimes committed in Chillicothe with Ohio shows that the crime rate of 4.33 per 1000 of Chillicothe is higher than the Ohio state average of 2.97 per 1000. A citizen has a 1 in 231 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime, which is higher than the state average. The highest cases of violent crime were of assault with a crime rate of 2.37 per 1000, which was slightly less than the US average of 2.49 per 1000.

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The property crime rate of Chillicothe is 69.58 per 1000, which is almost thrice the Ohio state average of 24.19 per 1000. You have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of a property crime in Chillicothe, which is extremely high compared to the state average. The average rate of thefts was 53.96 per 1000, which was more than thrice that of the US average of 16.94 per 1000.

The crime per square mile of Chillicothe area is 150 per square mile, which is almost five times that of the Ohio state data of 31 per square mile.

Conclusion

The city has a crime index of 1, which indicates that it is one of the most unsafe places in the country. While the violent crime rates are not extremely high, property crime rates are dangerously high. Having a chance of 1 in 14 of being a victim of property crime is a very high number. The extremely high crime per square mile data indicates the city is not at all a very safe place to stay.  

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