Medina County, Ohio

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Medina County, Ohio
Current Medina County Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Medina County Courthouse
Seal of Medina County, Ohio
Seal
Map of Ohio highlighting Medina County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded January 14, 1818
Named for Medina, Saudi Arabia
Seat Medina
Largest city Brunswick
Area
 • Total 423 sq mi (1,096 km2)
 • Land 421 sq mi (1,090 km2)
 • Water 1.7 sq mi (4 km2), 0.4%
Population
 • (2010) 172,332
 • Density 409/sq mi (158/km²)
Congressional districts 7th, 16th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.co.medina.oh.us

Medina County (pronounced /məˈdnə/) is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 172,332.[1] Its county seat is Medina.[2] The county was created in 1812 and later organized in 1818.[3] It is named for Medina in Saudi Arabia, though the "I" in it is pronounced as in "dine."[4]

Medina County is part of the Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, although some sections have closer ties to the Akron area.

History[edit]

After the discovery of the New World, the land that became Medina County was originally part of the French colony of Canada (New France), which was ceded in 1763 to Great Britain and renamed Province of Quebec. In the late 18th century the land became part of the Connecticut Western Reserve in the Northwest Territory, then was purchased by the Connecticut Land Company in 1795.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 423 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 421 square miles (1,090 km2) is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) (0.4%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 3,082
1830 7,560 145.3%
1840 18,352 142.8%
1850 24,441 33.2%
1860 22,517 −7.9%
1870 20,092 −10.8%
1880 21,453 6.8%
1890 21,742 1.3%
1900 21,958 1.0%
1910 23,598 7.5%
1920 26,067 10.5%
1930 29,677 13.8%
1940 33,034 11.3%
1950 40,417 22.3%
1960 65,315 61.6%
1970 82,717 26.6%
1980 113,150 36.8%
1990 122,354 8.1%
2000 151,095 23.5%
2010 172,332 14.1%
Est. 2014 176,029 2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[10] 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.

Communities[edit]

Map of Medina County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Ohio: Individual County Chronologies". Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved February 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Medina County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved 2007-04-28. [dead link]
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°07′N 81°54′W / 41.12°N 81.90°W / 41.12; -81.90