Diabetes: A Family Matter

Ross County, Ohio


Meigs County

Ross County is located in the Appalachian region of central Ohio. It has a total area of 693 square miles. In 2007, the population was 75,398 with 92.0% of the residents being predominately white. The median age of a Ross County resident is 36.9 years old. In Ross County, 9.1% of family incomes fall below the poverty line. The median household income is $37,117.

The major employers of Ross County include: Adena Regional Health Care System, Chillicothe City Board of Education, Commercial Vehicle Grp/Trim Services, Horizon Telecom Inc., PACCAR/Kenworth Truck Company, PH Glatfelter Company, Ross County Government, State of Ohio, US Federal Government/Veterans Administration, Walmart Stores Inc., and Yanagawa Seiki/YSK Corporation. In September 2009, the unemployment rate was 11.5%. In 2008, the percentage of those without insurance in Ross County was approximately 17.63%. The percentage of adults with employer-based insurance is 54.0% and the percentage of children with employer-based insurance is 58.6%. There are 28 public schools available to the residents of Ross County and two non-public schools. Ross County has three of its own radio stations as well as a daily newspaper that circulates to 17,000 people.

For additional information about the county please contact the Ross County Chamber of Commerce, or choose from one of the links below.

Photo of Ross County Courthouse

Cities, Villages, and Communities

City: Chillicothe (county seat)

Villages: Adelphi, Brainbridge, Clarksburg, Frankfort, Greenfield, Kingston, South Salem

Census Designated Place: North Fork Village

Communities: Bourneville, Denver, Hallsville, Londonderry, Richmond Dale “Richmondale,” Roxabelle

Ghost Towns: Knockemstiff

Health Services

Ross County has 149 physicians (MDs & DOs) and 24 general practice dentists. There are two hospitals in Ross County: Adena Health System and Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. There are also 15 licensed nursing homes with a combined total of 1,370 beds and four licensed residential care facilities with a combined total of 433 beds.

Other health services located in Ross County include: Family Nursing Services, Scioto/Paint Valley Mental Health Center, Ross County Senior Citizens Center, Hospice of Adena Health System, Ross County Health District : WIC, Crisis Center, Kendall Home Care Inc., Frontier Community Services, Family Senior Care Inc., Ross County Home Health Agency, Home Helpers, Lincare, Diagnostic Services, and Premiere Home Health Service Inc.

For physical fitness, there is a Curves for Women, Chillicothe Fitness and Racquet, Mike’s Paint Street Gym, Body Zone Total Fitness, Midwest Fitness Center, and Academy Fitness Center.

Diabetes Services:

The Diabetes: A Family Matter Program:
For information about the local program, activities, and events contact Connie Myers at the Family Healthcare, Inc. Her contact information is ppcsmey@horizonview.net or 740-773-1006


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