Medina County, Ohio
|Medina County, Ohio|
Medina County Courthouse
Location in the state of Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
|Founded||February 18, 1812|
|Named for||Medina, Saudi Arabia|
|• Total||423.02 sq mi (1,096 km2)|
|• Land||421.36 sq mi (1,091 km2)|
|• Water||1.66 sq mi (4 km2), 0.39%|
|• Density||409.0/sq mi (158/km²)|
|Congressional districts||7th, 16th|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Medina County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 172,332, an increase of 14.1% from 151,095 in 2000. Its county seat is Medina. The county is named for Medina in Saudi Arabia, though the "I" in it is pronounced as in "dine."
Medina County is part of the Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, although some sections have closer ties to the Akron area.
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 423.02 square miles (1,095.6 km2), of which 421.36 square miles (1,091.3 km2) (or 99.61%) is land and 1.66 square miles (4.3 km2) (or 0.39%) is water.
- Cuyahoga County (northeast)
- Summit County (east)
- Wayne County (south)
- Ashland County (southwest)
- Lorain County (northwest)
As of the census of 2000, there were 151,095 people, 54,542 households, and 42,215 families residing in the county. The population density was 358 people per square mile (138/km²). There were 56,793 housing units at an average density of 135 per square mile (52/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.26% White, 0.88% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.8% were of German, 11.5% Irish, 8.6% Italian, 8.4% English, 8.4% Polish and 7.8% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.3% spoke English, 1.2% Spanish and 1.0% German as their first language.
There were 54,542 households, of which 37.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.50% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% were non-families. 18.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.15.
In the county, the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $55,811, and the median income for a family was $62,489. Males had a median income of $44,600 versus $27,513 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,251. About 3.50% of families and 4.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.90% of those under age 18 and 4.80% of those age 65 or over.
- Martin and Anna Bates, record holders for tallest married couple
- R. Sheldon Duecker, a retired Bishop of the United Methodist Church, born and raised in Westfield Township.
- Pete Rademacher, Olympic boxer
- Amos Root (1839–1923), developed innovative beekeeping techniques in the United States during the mid-19th century
- William G. Batchelder III Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives
- Kyle Juszczyk, Baltimore Ravens NFL 2013
- Jobie Hughes, one of the authors of the Lorien Legacies, was raised in Spencer, OH where he attended Black River High School
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- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 6, 2013.
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- Medina County District Library's website
- Medina County Government's website
- Medina County Sheriff's Office
- Medina County News and Events
||Lorain County||Cuyahoga County|
|Ashland County||Wayne County|