Streetsboro, Ohio

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Streetsboro, Ohio
City
Official seal of Streetsboro, Ohio
Seal
Motto: Gateway to Progress
Location in Ohio
Location in Ohio
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Coordinates: 41°14′33″N 81°20′57″W / 41.24250°N 81.34917°W / 41.24250; -81.34917Coordinates: 41°14′33″N 81°20′57″W / 41.24250°N 81.34917°W / 41.24250; -81.34917
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
Founded 1822
Incorporated 1968
Government
 • Mayor Glenn Broska-NP
Area[1]
 • Total 24.36 sq mi (63.09 km2)
 • Land 23.46 sq mi (60.76 km2)
 • Water 0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
Elevation 1,132 ft (345 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 16,028
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 16,098
 • Density 683.2/sq mi (263.8/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44241
Area code(s) 330, 234
FIPS code 39-75014[4]
GNIS feature ID 1061212[5]
Website http://www.cityofstreetsboro.com/
Former Streetsboro landmark, Waylon's Town Tavern

Streetsboro is a city in Portage County, Ohio, United States. It is formed from the former township of Streetsboro, which was formed from the Connecticut Western Reserve. It is nearly co-extant with the former Streetsboro Township; the village of Sugar Bush Knolls was also formed in part from a small portion of the former township. The population was 12,311 at the 2000 census, and 16,028 at the 2010 census.[6] It is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.36 square miles (63.09 km2), of which, 23.46 square miles (60.76 km2) is land and 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2) is water.[1]

History[edit]

Long before settlers moved into the Connecticut Western Reserve, Seneca Indians traversed the area now called Streetsboro. They used Old Portage Trail, which crosses the southwest corner of the city, to go from Lake Erie to the Ohio River basin.

The founder of Streetsboro Township was Titus Street from Connecticut, who purchased the land in 1798. Streetsboro Township contained 15,279 acres (61.83 km2). The land was surveyed by Streets' agents Ralph Cowles and Lemuel Punderson in the summer of 1822 and divided into lots of 100 acres (0.40 km2).

In 1825, a turnpike from Cleveland to Wellsville, Ohio was laid by Frederick Wadsworth, Samuel Cowles, John Strauyhen and Titus Street. Street agreed to give enough land to make it through the township. In 1827, the turnpike was completed. It followed much of the route of the present Ohio State Route 14.

Major growth occurred in Streetsboro with the opening of the Ohio Turnpike on October 1, 1955, with Exit 13 (now known as Exit 187) initially being the only interchange in Portage County. By 1957, with the growth of the automobile industry, Streetsboro experienced a population explosion. Proximity to the Akron and Cleveland areas, along with direct access to Interstate 80 (Ohio Turnpike), Interstate 480 and State Routes 303, 43 and 14, have greatly contributed to the rapid growth of manufacturing, distribution, commercial and residential development in the past fifty years.

In 1968, voters decided to merge the township and the village to become one city consisting of 25 square miles (65 km2). Streetsboro was primarily a farming community until 1970.

Streetsboro was home to a small amusement park, Shady Lake Park, located on Route 14, which is now an apartment complex of the same name.

Due to the steady growth of Streetsboro and its surrounding area within the past ten years, the city has become a retail hub for Portage County with the arrival of many national big-box retailers including Wal-Mart Supercenter, Target, Lowe's, The Home Depot and Staples. The first Northeast Ohio location for Sonic Drive-In opened in Streetsboro in September 2008.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 16,028 people, 6,562 households, and 4,316 families residing in the city. The population density was 683.2 inhabitants per square mile (263.8 /km2). There were 7,104 housing units at an average density of 302.8 per square mile (116.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 87.7% White, 7.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.2% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 6,562 households of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.2% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 37.9 years. 22.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.5% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 11.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 12,311 people, 4,908 households, and 3,381 families residing in the city. The population density was 512.6 people per square mile (197.9/km²). There were 5,244 housing units at an average density of 218.3 per square mile (84.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.39% White, 1.96% African American, 0.09% Native American, 1.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 4,908 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 35.8% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,661, and the median income for a family was $55,814. Males had a median income of $36,672 versus $27,835 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,764. About 3.9% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 672
1910 674 0.3%
1920 715 6.1%
1930 709 −0.8%
1940 894 26.1%
1950 1,107 23.8%
1960 5,767 421.0%
1970 7,966 38.1%
1980 9,055 13.7%
1990 9,932 9.7%
2000 12,311 24.0%
2010 16,028 30.2%
Est. 2012 16,098 0.4%
Sources:[7][8][9][10][4][11]

Media[edit]

Radio[edit]

  • WSTB 88.9 FM (Streetsboro High School-Alternative Rock Monday through Saturday, Oldies on Sunday)

Print media[edit]

  • Gateway News (Weekly newspaper serving Streetsboro, Mantua Village and Township, and Shalersville Township)

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  4. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Table 4: Census 2010 Ohio village, city, county populations and demographics, Cleveland Plain Dealer, from Official 2010 U.S. Census Data". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  7. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1910 U.S. Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

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