Wayne County, Ohio

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Wayne County, Ohio
Wayne County courthouse (Wooster).jpg
The Wayne County courthouse in downtown Wooster in September 2004.
Seal of Wayne County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Wayne County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 4, 1812 (date organized; formed 1808)[1]
Named forGeneral "Mad" Anthony Wayne
SeatWooster
Largest cityWooster
Area
 • Total556.82 sq mi (1,442 km2)
 • Land554.93 sq mi (1,437 km2)
 • Water1.89 sq mi (5 km2), 0.34%
Population
 • (2010)114,520
 • Density206.4/sq mi (80/km²)
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.wayneohio.org
 
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Wayne County, Ohio
Wayne County courthouse (Wooster).jpg
The Wayne County courthouse in downtown Wooster in September 2004.
Seal of Wayne County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Wayne County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
FoundedJanuary 4, 1812 (date organized; formed 1808)[1]
Named forGeneral "Mad" Anthony Wayne
SeatWooster
Largest cityWooster
Area
 • Total556.82 sq mi (1,442 km2)
 • Land554.93 sq mi (1,437 km2)
 • Water1.89 sq mi (5 km2), 0.34%
Population
 • (2010)114,520
 • Density206.4/sq mi (80/km²)
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4
Websitewww.wayneohio.org

Wayne County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States, and is named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne.[2] According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 114,520, which is an increase of 2.6% from 111,564 in 2000.[3] Its county seat is Wooster.[4]

The Wooster Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Wayne County.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 556.82 square miles (1,442.2 km2), of which 554.93 square miles (1,437.3 km2) (or 99.66%) is land and 1.89 square miles (4.9 km2) (or 0.34%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
182011,933
183023,33395.5%
184035,80853.5%
185032,981−7.9%
186032,483−1.5%
187035,1168.1%
188040,07614.1%
189039,005−2.7%
190037,870−2.9%
191038,0580.5%
192041,3468.6%
193047,02413.7%
194050,5207.4%
195058,71616.2%
196075,49728.6%
197087,12315.4%
198097,40811.8%
1990101,4614.2%
2000111,56410.0%
2010114,5202.6%
Est. 2012114,8480.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[3]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 111,564 people, 40,445 households, and 29,484 families residing in the county. The population density was 201 people per square mile (78/km²). There were 42,324 housing units at an average density of 76 per square mile (29/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.52% White, 1.57% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.7% were of German, 13.9% American, 9.6% Irish, 9.0% English and 5.5% Swiss ancestry according to Census 2000. 91.5% spoke English, 3.2% German, 1.6% Dutch, 1.5% Pennsylvania Dutch and 1.2% Spanish as their first language.

There were 40,445 households out of which 35.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $41,538, and the median income for a family was $48,294. Males had a median income of $33,976 versus $23,203 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,330. About 5.40% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.60% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The Wayne County Public Library serves the communities of Wayne County, Ohio from its administrative offices in Wooster, Ohio and branches in Creston, Dalton, Doylestown, Rittman, Shreve, and West Salem. It also offers bookmobile service and outreach program, and patron can use the extended services of CLEVNET, a group of libraries located in northeast Ohio.

In 2005, the library loaned more than 1.2 million items to its 54,000 cardholders.[8] Total holding are over 340,000 volumes with over 900 periodical subscriptions.[9]

Communities[edit]

Map of Wayne County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

High schools[edit]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Wayne County History". Wayne County Public Library. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  2. ^ Goodman, Rebecca (2005). "This Day in Ohio History". Emmis Books. p. 119. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Wayne County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Public Libraries Ranked by Circulation". State Library of Ohio. Retrieved October 3, 2006. 
  9. ^ "2005 Ohio Public Library Statistics:Statistics by County and Town". State Library of Ohio. Retrieved october 3, 2006. 

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Coordinates: 40°50′N 81°53′W / 40.83°N 81.89°W / 40.83; -81.89