Carroll County, Ohio

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Carroll County, Ohio
Carroll County Courthouse, Ohio.jpg
Seal of Carroll County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 1, 1833.[1]
Named forCharles Carroll of Carrollton
SeatCarrollton
Largest villageCarrollton*
Area
 • Total398.93 sq mi (1,033 km2)
 • Land394.61 sq mi (1,022 km2)
 • Water4.32 sq mi (11 km2), 1.08%
Population
 • (2010)28,836
 • Density73.1/sq mi (28/km²)
Congressional district6th
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.carrollcountyohio.us
Footnotes: *Based on population just within the county.[2]
 
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Carroll County, Ohio
Carroll County Courthouse, Ohio.jpg
Seal of Carroll County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 1, 1833.[1]
Named forCharles Carroll of Carrollton
SeatCarrollton
Largest villageCarrollton*
Area
 • Total398.93 sq mi (1,033 km2)
 • Land394.61 sq mi (1,022 km2)
 • Water4.32 sq mi (11 km2), 1.08%
Population
 • (2010)28,836
 • Density73.1/sq mi (28/km²)
Congressional district6th
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.carrollcountyohio.us
Footnotes: *Based on population just within the county.[2]

Carroll County is a county located in the state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 28,836, the same as in 2000.[3] Its county seat is Carrollton.[4] It is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence.[5][6]

Carroll County is part of the Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH Combined Statistical Area. It is in the Appalachian Ohio region.[7]

History[edit]

Carroll County was formed on December 25, 1832 from portions of Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Stark, and Tuscarawas counties.

Carroll County lies upon an ancient trail known as the Great Trail,[8][9] connecting the forks of the Ohio with Lake Erie and the inland plains.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 398.93 square miles (1,033.2 km2), of which 394.61 square miles (1,022.0 km2) (or 98.92%) is land and 4.32 square miles (11.2 km2) (or 1.08%) is water.[10] It is the fifth smallest county in Ohio in land area and smallest in total area.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
184018,108
185017,685−2.3%
186015,738−11.0%
187014,491−7.9%
188016,41613.3%
189017,5667.0%
190016,811−4.3%
191015,761−6.2%
192015,9421.1%
193016,0570.7%
194017,4498.7%
195019,0399.1%
196020,8579.5%
197021,5793.5%
198025,59818.6%
199026,5213.6%
200028,8368.7%
201028,8360.0%
Est. 201228,587−0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
2012 Estimate[3]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 28,836 people, 11,126 households, and 8,155 families residing in the county. The population density was 73 people per square mile (28/km²). There were 13,016 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.20% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.1% were of German, 13.5% American, 13.3% Irish, 9.8% English and 6.6% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 11,126 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,509, and the median income for a family was $41,114. Males had a median income of $31,611 versus $21,285 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,701. About 8.50% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

Office holders[edit]

With date of end of term[13][14]

Communities[edit]

Map of Carroll County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Culture[edit]

The Great Trail Festival, a festival of old fashioned music, arts and crafts, is held near the village of Malvern each year at the end of August and the beginning of September. A celebration of Ohio's colonial history, the event focuses particularly on the region's Native American and French heritage, complete with a small herd of buffalo and battle reenactment.

The Algonquin Mill Fest is another local festival. Held 4 miles south of Carrollton on SR 332 at the Algonquin Mill - a pioneer village with one room schoolhouse, steam-powered saw and flour mills, as well as several other historic buildings. Hand made arts and crafts are sold, along with flour milled during the festival, a pancake breakfast and chicken barbecue dinners.

Economy[edit]

Latest USDA data, (2007), show Carroll County led the state in nursery stock production, and was number ten among counties in the United States.[15]

Carroll County leads the state in number of Utica Shale Oil Wells permitted or drilled.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Carroll County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Carroll County data (population)". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-05-10. 
  3. ^ a b "Carroll County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ Taylor, William Alexander (1899). Ohio Statesmen and Annals of Progress. Press of the Westbote Company. p. 243. 
  6. ^ Knepper, George W. (2002). The Official Ohio Lands Book. The Auditor of the State of Ohio. p. 75. 
  7. ^ Appalachian Regional Commission
  8. ^ Ohio Historical Marker
  9. ^ Carroll County Historical Marker
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ County Website
  14. ^ http://www.the-review.com/news/advertising Mr. Thrifty 3, Nov. 12, 2009, page 3
  15. ^ "2007 census of agriculture". USDA. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Utica/Point Pleasant Shale Wells". Ohio DNR. Retrieved May 18, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 40°35′N 81°05′W / 40.58°N 81.09°W / 40.58; -81.09