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 U.S. 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 427 sq mi (1,106 km2)
 • Land 423 sq mi (1,096 km2)
 • Water 3.8 sq mi (10 km2), 0.9%
Population
 • (2010) 53,139
 • Density 126/sq mi (49/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.ashlandcounty.org

Ashland County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 53,139.[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.

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.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 427 square miles (1,110 km2), of which 423 square miles (1,100 km2) is land and 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) (0.9%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties[edit]

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. 2016 53,652 [7] 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[2]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[12] 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.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 53,139 people, 20,196 households, and 14,017 families residing in the county.[13] The population density was 125.6 inhabitants per square mile (48.5/km2). There were 22,141 housing units at an average density of 52.3 per square mile (20.2/km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 97.3% white, 0.7% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.9% of the population.[13] In terms of ancestry, 32.7% were German, 16.1% were American, 11.2% were Irish, 10.1% were English, and 5.2% were Italian.[15]

Of the 20,196 households, 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.6% were non-families, and 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.02. The median age was 39.3 years.[13]

The median income for a household in the county was $44,542 and the median income for a family was $54,177. Males had a median income of $39,663 versus $31,012 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,558. About 10.2% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.6% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.[16]

Politics[edit]

Seal of the Clerk of Common Pleas Court of Ashland County
Presidential Elections Results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 70.7% 17,493 23.2% 5,740 6.1% 1,504
2012 63.8% 15,519 34.0% 8,281 2.2% 540
2008 60.2% 15,158 36.9% 9,300 2.9% 727
2004 64.9% 16,209 34.3% 8,576 0.8% 194
2000 63.7% 13,533 31.5% 6,685 4.9% 1,040
1996 52.6% 10,402 33.2% 6,573 14.2% 2,798
1992 47.3% 9,864 28.7% 5,985 24.0% 5,006
1988 67.2% 12,726 32.1% 6,072 0.7% 141
1984 74.4% 14,339 24.8% 4,786 0.8% 147
1980 62.6% 11,691 27.5% 5,142 9.9% 1,856
1976 56.3% 9,761 41.5% 7,205 2.2% 388
1972 73.0% 12,470 25.2% 4,302 1.8% 302
1968 62.5% 9,745 29.0% 4,526 8.5% 1,323
1964 46.3% 7,308 53.8% 8,493
1960 69.7% 13,112 30.3% 5,700
1956 73.4% 12,792 26.6% 4,634
1952 70.4% 12,459 29.6% 5,244
1948 56.6% 8,027 43.0% 6,095 0.5% 69
1944 59.5% 8,994 40.5% 6,130
1940 52.4% 8,624 47.6% 7,835
1936 40.1% 6,154 57.4% 8,818 2.5% 380
1932 46.5% 6,549 51.8% 7,302 1.7% 235
1928 72.3% 8,745 26.9% 3,256 0.8% 96
1924 52.7% 5,777 39.9% 4,377 7.4% 812
1920 50.6% 5,951 48.5% 5,705 0.9% 101
1916 37.9% 2,534 59.9% 4,000 2.2% 145
1912 16.2% 1,017 53.5% 3,364 30.4% 1,913
1908 42.7% 2,804 55.2% 3,627 2.2% 142
1904 44.9% 2,747 49.0% 2,996 6.1% 370
1900 43.1% 2,641 55.5% 3,399 1.3% 81
1896 42.9% 2,608 56.3% 3,422 0.8% 50
1892 40.6% 2,256 54.8% 3,042 4.6% 254
1888 42.3% 2,445 54.6% 3,152 3.1% 180
1884 43.2% 2,616 54.9% 3,325 1.9% 113
1880 46.1% 2,752 53.9% 3,217 0.1% 4
1876 44.1% 2,387 55.8% 3,021 0.1% 6
1872 47.6% 2,183 51.6% 2,368 0.8% 35

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.[18]

Communities[edit]

Map of Ashland County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Other unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio County Profiles: Ashland County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ Taylor, William Alexander (1899). Ohio Statesmen and Annals of Progress. Press of the Westbote Company. p. 243. 
  5. ^ "Ashland County". Ohio History Central. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  14. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  15. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  16. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-27. 
  17. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  18. ^ 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