Lake Township, Stark County, Ohio

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Lake Township, Stark County, Ohio
Township
Congress Lake clubhouse
Congress Lake clubhouse
Municipalities and townships of Stark County
Municipalities and townships of Stark County
Coordinates: 40°57′14″N 81°22′8″W / 40.95389°N 81.36889°W / 40.95389; -81.36889Coordinates: 40°57′14″N 81°22′8″W / 40.95389°N 81.36889°W / 40.95389; -81.36889
Country United States
State Ohio
County Stark
Area
 • Total 35.1 sq mi (91.0 km2)
 • Land 34.8 sq mi (90.0 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 1,155 ft (352 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 25,892
 • Density 744.9/sq mi (287.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 39-41314[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086977[1]

Lake Township is one of the seventeen townships of Stark County, Ohio, United States. It is an urban township; the 2000 census found 25,892 people in the township, 23,718 of whom lived in the unincorporated portions of the township.[3]

Geography[edit]

Located in the northern part of the county, it borders the following townships and cities:

Several populated places are located in Lake Township:

Name and history[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 588
1840 2,162
1850 2,228 3.1%
1860 2,321 4.2%
1870 2,113 −9.0%
1880 2,177 3.0%
1890 2,164 −0.6%
1900 2,312 6.8%
1910 2,539 9.8%
1920 3,073 21.0%
1930 4,337 41.1%
1940 5,246 21.0%
1950 6,716 28.0%
1960 9,358 39.3%
1970 13,053 39.5%
1990 22,343
2000 25,892 15.9%
[4]

Statewide, other Lake Townships are located in Ashland, Logan, and Wood counties.

Government[edit]

The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township fiscal officer,[5] who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.

Education[edit]

Most students attend the Lake Local School District; their high school is Lake High School. Some students attend the North Canton City School District, and their high school is Hoover High School. A small number of students attend the Plain Local School District of Plain Township; their high school is GlenOak High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Stark County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.
  4. ^ census data: 1820 : 1820 page 137 , 1840, 1880 : Howe, Henry (1907). Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Centennial Edition. The State of Ohio. p. 285.  , 1850, 1860, 1870 : 1870 page 35 , 1890, 1900 : Hunt, William C. (1901). Population of the United States by states and territories, counties, and minor Civil Divisions, as returned at the Twelfth Census: 1900. United States Census Printing Office. p. 318.  , 1910, 1920, 1930 : 1930 page 56 , 1940, 1950 : 1950 page 21 , 1960, 1970 : 1970 page 135 , 1990 : 1990 , 2000 : 2000
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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