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About Darke County

A beautiful, quiet area in west central Ohio. We celebrate the pride we have in our community and the people who live and work here.

Darke County has ranked at the top of Ohio’s agricultural receipts for many years. The wealth of the land and the work ethic of our people combine to create opportunities for those who locate here.

Although rural in nature, Darke County is located within a 30 to 90 minute drive of several major midwestern metropolitan communities including Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus, Ohio, and Indianapolis, Indiana. Because of its geographic location, Darke County is within a 90-minute air market for 55% of the population in the United States.

(2015 Estimate)

Darke County 52,076
Adams Township 2,128
Arcanum Village 2,087
Greenville City 13,006
Greenville Township 4,330
Neave Township 1,586
Twin Township 1,564
Union City Village 1,638
Van Buren Township 1,445
Versailles Village 2,643
Wayne Township 1,773


87% are high school graduates or higher
11.6% hold a bachelor’s degree or higher
4.6% hold graduate or professional degrees

(2012 Census of Agriculture)

Number of farms 1,693
Average farm size 201 acres
Total land in farms 339,981 acres
Total ag receipts $559,494,000
Ohio ranking 2nd


Number of households 20,929
Owner-occupied housing units 72%
Median value of owner-occupied units $110,000
Average household size 2.48


Labor force 26,300
Percent employed out-of-county 39.6%
Mean travel time to work 22.6 minutes


Total employer establishments 1,138
Manufacturers’ shipments $1,855,539,000
Retail Sales $480,641,000
Retail Sales per capita $9,154


Median household income $44,632
Per Capita income $22,832