Ashland County, Ohio

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Ashland County, Ohio
Ashland-County-Ohio-Courthouse.jpg
Ashland County Courthouse
Seal of Ashland County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Ashland County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded February 24, 1846[1]
Named for "Ashland", Henry Clay's home
Seat Ashland
Largest city Ashland
Area
 • Total 426.80 sq mi (1,105 km2)
 • Land 422.95 sq mi (1,095 km2)
 • Water 3.85 sq mi (10 km2), 0.90%
Population
 • (2010) 53,139
 • Density 125.6/sq mi (48/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.ashlandcounty.org

Ashland County is a county located in the state of Ohio. The county is part of the Cleveland Plus region. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 53,139, which is an increase of 1.2% from 52,523 in 2000.[2] Its county seat is Ashland.[3] The county is named for "Ashland", the home of Senator Henry Clay near Lexington, Kentucky.[4] It was formed in 1846 from parts of Huron, Lorain, Richland and Wayne Counties.

Ashland County comprises the Ashland, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Mansfield-Ashland-Bucyrus, OH Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 426.80 square miles (1,105.4 km2), of which 422.95 square miles (1,095.4 km2) (or 99.10%) is land and 3.85 square miles (10.0 km2) (or 0.90%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

History[edit]

Ashland County was formed on February 24, 1846 from portions of Huron, Lorain, Richland, and Wayne counties. Like the county seat, it was named after Ashland, the Lexington, Kentucky-area home of Henry Clay, a Kentucky senator.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 23,813
1860 22,951 −3.6%
1870 21,933 −4.4%
1880 23,883 8.9%
1890 22,223 −7.0%
1900 21,184 −4.7%
1910 22,975 8.5%
1920 24,627 7.2%
1930 26,867 9.1%
1940 29,785 10.9%
1950 33,040 10.9%
1960 38,771 17.3%
1970 43,303 11.7%
1980 46,178 6.6%
1990 47,507 2.9%
2000 52,523 10.6%
2010 53,139 1.2%
Est. 2012 52,962 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2012 Estimate[2]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 52,523 people, 19,524 households, and 14,018 families residing in the county. The population density was 124 people per square mile (48/km²). There were 20,832 housing units at an average density of 49 per square mile (19/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.54% White, 0.81% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.8% were of German, 17.3% American, 10.1% English and 8.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.1% spoke English, 1.2% German and 1.0% Spanish as their first language.

There were 19,524 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 24.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,179, and the median income for a family was $46,306. Males had a median income of $32,585 versus $22,334 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,308. About 7.10% of families and 9.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

The Ashland County Airport is located three nautical miles (3.5 mi, 5.6 km) northeast of the central business district of the City of Ashland.[9]

Government[edit]

Seal of the Clerk of Common Pleas Court of Ashland County

Communities[edit]

Map of Ashland County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

  • Albion
  • England
  • Five Points
  • Herefork
  • Lake Fork
  • McKay
  • Mczena
  • Mohicanville
  • Nankin
  • Nova
  • Paradise Hill
  • Redhaw
  • Rowsburg
  • Ruggles
  • Spreng
  • Sullivan
  • Widowville

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Ashland County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Archived from the original on 8 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Ashland County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Taylor, William Alexander (1899). Ohio Statesmen and Annals of Progress. Press of the Westbote Company. p. 243. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Ashland County". Ohio History Central. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ FAA Airport Master Record for 3G4 (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective 30 June 2011.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°50′N 82°16′W / 40.84°N 82.27°W / 40.84; -82.27