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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.

(2018 Estimate)

Darke County 51,323
Adams Township 2,045
Arcanum Village 2,017
Greenville City 12,694
Greenville Township 4,208
Neave Township 1,544
Twin Township 1,526
Union City Village 1,599
Van Buren Township 1,408
Versailles Village 2,576
Wayne Township 1,726


89.7% are high school graduates or higher
14.3% hold a bachelor’s degree or higher
5.5% hold graduate or professional degrees

(2017 Census of Agriculture)

Number of farms 1,658
Average farm size 207 acres
Total land in farms 343,774 acres
Total ag receipts $516,193,000
Ohio ranking 2nd


Number of housing units 22,813
Owner-occupied housing units 72.5%
Median value of owner-occupied units $113,200
Average household size 2.45


Civilian labor force 25,800
Civilian labor force employed 24,800
Civilian labor force unemployed 1,000
Mean travel time to work 23.2 minutes


Total employer establishments 1,140
Manufacturers’ shipments $1,855,539,000
Retail Sales $480,641,000
Retail Sales per capita $9,154


Median household income $52,691
Per Capita income $26,262