Carroll County, Ohio

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Carroll County
Carroll County Courthouse
Official seal of Carroll County
Map of Ohio highlighting Carroll County
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°35′N 81°05′W / 40.58°N 81.09°W / 40.58; -81.09
Country United States
State Ohio
FoundedJanuary 1, 1833
Named forCharles Carroll of Carrollton
SeatCarrollton
Largest villageCarrollton*
Area
 • Total399 sq mi (1,030 km2)
 • Land395 sq mi (1,020 km2)
 • Water4.3 sq mi (11 km2)  1.1%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total26,721
 • Density67/sq mi (26/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district6th
Websitewww.carrollcountyohio.us
  • Based on population just within the county.[1]

Carroll County is a county located in the state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 26,721.[2] Its county seat is Carrollton.[3] It is named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence.[4][5]

Carroll County is part of the Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH Combined Statistical Area. It is in the Appalachian Ohio region.[6]

History[edit]

Carroll County was formed on December 25, 1832 from portions of Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, Stark, and Tuscarawas counties.[7]

Carroll County lies upon an ancient trail known as the Great Trail,[8][9] connecting the forks of the Ohio with Lake Erie and the inland plains.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 399 square miles (1,030 km2), of which 395 square miles (1,020 km2) is land and 4.3 square miles (11 km2) (1.1%) is water.[10] It is the fifth smallest county in Ohio in land area and smallest in total area.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
184018,108
185017,685−2.3%
186015,738−11.0%
187014,491−7.9%
188016,41613.3%
189017,5667.0%
190016,811−4.3%
191015,761−6.2%
192015,9421.1%
193016,0570.7%
194017,4498.7%
195019,0399.1%
196020,8579.5%
197021,5793.5%
198025,59818.6%
199026,5213.6%
200028,8368.7%
201028,8360.0%
202026,721−7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
1790-1960[12] 1900-1990[13]
1990-2000[14] 2020 [15]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[16] of 2000, there were 28,836 people, 11,126 households, and 8,155 families living in the county. The population density was 73 people per square mile (28/km2). There were 13,016 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.20% White, 0.54% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.09% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 30.1% were of German, 13.5% American, 13.3% Irish, 9.8% English, and 6.6% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 11,126 households, out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 22.90% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 25.10% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,509, and the median income for a family was $41,114. Males had a median income of $31,611 versus $21,285 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,701. About 8.50% of families and 11.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,836 people, 11,385 households, and 8,067 families living in the county.[17] The population density was 73.1 inhabitants per square mile (28.2/km2). There were 13,698 housing units at an average density of 34.7 per square mile (13.4/km2).[18] The racial makeup of the county was 97.8% white, 0.5% black or African American, 0.3% American Indian, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.8% of the population.[17] In terms of ancestry, 29.2% were German, 14.4% were Irish, 11.3% were American, 9.8% were English, and 6.1% were Italian.[19]

Of the 11,385 households, 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.1% were non-families, and 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age was 43.1 years.[17]

The median income for a household in the county was $43,148 and the median income for a family was $51,700. Males had a median income of $42,481 versus $26,587 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,575. About 9.0% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over.[20]

Politics[edit]

Carroll County is a Republican stronghold county. The only Democratic candidates to win the county were Woodrow Wilson in 1912, Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 and Bill Clinton both in 1992 and 1996, but Jimmy Carter came within 85 votes of carrying it in 1976.

United States presidential election results for Carroll County, Ohio[21]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 10,745 75.49% 3,251 22.84% 237 1.67%
2016 9,254 70.38% 3,154 23.99% 740 5.63%
2012 7,315 55.07% 5,543 41.73% 426 3.21%
2008 7,097 50.75% 6,423 45.93% 465 3.32%
2004 7,695 54.53% 6,300 44.64% 117 0.83%
2000 6,732 54.91% 4,960 40.45% 569 4.64%
1996 4,449 37.74% 4,792 40.64% 2,549 21.62%
1992 4,224 33.89% 4,731 37.96% 3,508 28.15%
1988 6,179 56.20% 4,667 42.45% 148 1.35%
1984 6,703 63.33% 3,771 35.63% 110 1.04%
1980 5,806 58.94% 3,476 35.29% 569 5.78%
1976 5,091 49.31% 5,006 48.48% 228 2.21%
1972 5,984 66.39% 2,755 30.56% 275 3.05%
1968 4,634 52.39% 3,119 35.26% 1,093 12.36%
1964 3,655 41.99% 5,050 58.01% 0 0.00%
1960 6,095 63.60% 3,488 36.40% 0 0.00%
1956 5,916 69.55% 2,590 30.45% 0 0.00%
1952 5,707 64.55% 3,134 35.45% 0 0.00%
1948 4,283 58.57% 2,996 40.97% 34 0.46%
1944 4,898 62.75% 2,907 37.25% 0 0.00%
1940 5,160 58.98% 3,589 41.02% 0 0.00%
1936 4,440 53.26% 3,801 45.59% 96 1.15%
1932 4,487 59.75% 2,802 37.31% 221 2.94%
1928 5,572 80.32% 1,321 19.04% 44 0.63%
1924 4,369 70.78% 1,430 23.17% 374 6.06%
1920 4,392 70.18% 1,755 28.04% 111 1.77%
1916 2,086 53.69% 1,672 43.04% 127 3.27%
1912 1,096 29.45% 1,293 34.74% 1,333 35.81%
1908 2,517 59.42% 1,590 37.54% 129 3.05%
1904 2,695 65.05% 1,278 30.85% 170 4.10%
1900 2,668 59.58% 1,720 38.41% 90 2.01%
1896 2,668 57.07% 1,955 41.82% 52 1.11%
1892 2,261 53.97% 1,677 40.03% 251 5.99%
1888 2,405 55.81% 1,746 40.52% 158 3.67%
1884 2,314 55.88% 1,665 40.21% 162 3.91%
1880 2,241 58.00% 1,569 40.61% 54 1.40%
1876 2,060 56.94% 1,554 42.95% 4 0.11%
1872 1,817 58.61% 1,283 41.39% 0 0.00%
1868 1,807 58.37% 1,289 41.63% 0 0.00%
1864 1,826 59.79% 1,228 40.21% 0 0.00%
1860 1,767 59.28% 1,043 34.99% 171 5.74%
1856 1,750 56.60% 1,255 40.59% 87 2.81%


Government[edit]

Office holders[edit]

With date of end of term[22]

  • Clerk of Courts William R. Wohlwend; January 3, 2025
  • Commissioner Jeffrey L Ohler; December 31, 2022
  • Commissioner Robert E Wirkner; January 1, 2025
  • Commissioner Christopher R. Modranski; January 2, 2025
  • Coroner Mandel B. Haas; January 3, 2025
  • Engineer Brian J. Wise; January 3, 2025
  • Prosecutor Steven D Barnett; January 3, 2025
  • Recorder Patricia J. Oyer; December 30, 2024
  • Sheriff Dale R. Williams; January 3, 2025
  • Treasurer Jeff Yeager; September 5, 2021
  • Auditor Lynn A Fairclough; March 10, 2023
  • Municipal Court Judge Gary L. Willen; December 31, 2021
  • Common Pleas Judge General Division Michael V. Rapella; December 31, 2025
  • Common Pleas Judge Probate Division Sean R. H. Smith; February 8, 2027

Economy[edit]

Latest USDA data, (2007), show Carroll County led the state in nursery stock production, and was number ten among counties in the United States.[23]

Carroll County leads the state in number of Utica Shale Oil Wells permitted or drilled.[24]

Listed as the most polluted county in Ohio. .[25]

Culture[edit]

The Great Trail Festival, a festival of old fashioned music, arts and crafts, is held near the village of Malvern each year at the end of August and the beginning of September. A celebration of Ohio's colonial history, the event focuses particularly on the region's Native American and French heritage, complete with a small herd of buffalo and battle reenactment.

The Algonquin Mill Fest Archived July 30, 2012, at the Wayback Machine is another local festival. Held 4 miles south of Carrollton on SR 332 at the Algonquin Mill - a pioneer village with one room schoolhouse, steam-powered saw and flour mills, as well as several other historic buildings. Hand made arts and crafts are sold, along with flour milled during the festival, a pancake breakfast and chicken barbecue dinners.

Flight Fest in Malvern is a remote-control airplane competition.

Education[edit]

Public school districts[edit]

High schools[edit]

Communities[edit]

Map of Carroll County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Other unincorporated communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carroll County data (population)". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Retrieved May 10, 2007.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ 2020 census
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  4. ^ Taylor, William Alexander (1899). Ohio Statesmen and Annals of Progress. Press of the Westbote Company. pp. 243.
  5. ^ Knepper, George W. (2002). The Official Ohio Lands Book (PDF). Ohio State Auditor. p. 75.
  6. ^ Appalachian Regional Commission Archived September 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Ohio: Individual County Chronologies". Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Archived from the original on April 6, 2016. Retrieved February 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "Ohio Historical Marker". Archived from the original on January 6, 2009. Retrieved December 4, 2009.
  9. ^ "Carroll County Historical Marker". Archived from the original on June 8, 2011. Retrieved December 4, 2009.
  10. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  11. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  12. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  13. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  14. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  15. ^ 2020 census
  16. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  17. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  18. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  19. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  20. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  21. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved May 1, 2018.
  22. ^ Carroll County Website Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  23. ^ "2007 census of agriculture" (PDF). USDA. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  24. ^ "Utica/Point Pleasant Shale Wells" (PDF). Ohio DNR. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 12, 2012. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  25. ^ "The Most Polluted County in Every State". MSN. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 13, 2016.

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Coordinates: 40°35′N 81°05′W / 40.58°N 81.09°W / 40.58; -81.09