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 U.S. state of Ohio
Map of the United States highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Founded 1812 (incorporated in 1818)
Named for Medina[1]
Seat Medina
Largest city Brunswick
Area
 • Total 423 sq mi (1,096 km2)
 • Land 421.3 sq mi (1,091 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.[2] Its county seat is Medina.[3] The county was created in 1812 and later organized in 1818.[4] It is named for Medina, though the "I" in it is pronounced as in "dine."[5]

Medina County is part of the Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, although some communities 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. Parts of Medina County and neighbouring Lorain became home to the Black River Colony founded in 1852, a religious community centered on the pious lifestyle of the German Baptist Brethren.

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.[6]

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. 2016 177,221 [7] 2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2015[2]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[12] of 2010, there were 172,332 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.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 172,332 people, 65,143 households, and 48,214 families residing in the county.[13] The population density was 409.0 inhabitants per square mile (157.9/km2). There were 69,181 housing units at an average density of 164.2 per square mile (63.4/km2).[14] The racial makeup of the county was 96.1% white, 1.2% black or African American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.6% of the population.[13] In terms of ancestry, 32.7% were German, 18.3% were Irish, 11.6% were English, 10.7% were Italian, 10.4% were Polish, and 7.4% were American.[15]

Of the 65,143 households, 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.0% were non-families, and 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.07. The median age was 40.4 years.[13]

The median income for a household in the county was $66,193 and the median income for a family was $76,699. Males had a median income of $56,523 versus $38,163 for females. The per capita income for the county was $29,986. About 4.4% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.[16]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 59.5% 54,810 34.9% 32,182 5.6% 5,171
2012 55.5% 50,418 42.7% 38,785 1.9% 1,728
2008 53.2% 48,189 45.1% 40,924 1.7% 1,539
2004 56.8% 48,196 42.7% 36,272 0.5% 410
2000 55.8% 37,349 39.8% 26,635 4.3% 2,899
1996 44.2% 26,120 40.2% 23,727 15.6% 9,239
1992 39.8% 24,090 31.3% 18,995 28.9% 17,516
1988 60.1% 29,962 39.1% 19,505 0.8% 407
1984 65.4% 30,690 33.9% 15,897 0.8% 357
1980 58.8% 24,723 32.3% 13,573 8.9% 3,754
1976 52.6% 19,066 44.8% 16,251 2.6% 932
1972 64.8% 21,010 32.8% 10,643 2.3% 758
1968 52.3% 14,089 34.1% 9,194 13.6% 3,650
1964 41.0% 10,221 59.0% 14,729
1960 62.2% 16,123 37.8% 9,796
1956 70.4% 15,155 29.6% 6,365
1952 70.4% 14,433 29.6% 6,071
1948 64.3% 9,462 34.9% 5,133 0.8% 122
1944 63.4% 10,375 36.7% 6,003
1940 60.1% 10,116 39.9% 6,722
1936 48.4% 7,283 49.1% 7,400 2.5% 375
1932 55.1% 7,753 41.5% 5,841 3.4% 480
1928 79.6% 9,510 19.7% 2,357 0.7% 83
1924 67.8% 6,756 18.5% 1,844 13.8% 1,371
1920 67.6% 6,846 30.8% 3,120 1.5% 156
1916 46.8% 2,754 50.7% 2,984 2.5% 147
1912 12.1% 685 37.2% 2,108 50.8% 2,881
1908 57.3% 3,427 39.8% 2,378 2.9% 174
1904 67.9% 3,632 28.3% 1,517 3.8% 204
1900 58.2% 3,510 39.2% 2,360 2.6% 156
1896 57.3% 3,533 41.8% 2,575 0.9% 56
1892 56.1% 3,062 38.9% 2,122 5.0% 274
1888 58.1% 3,333 38.0% 2,181 3.9% 225
1884 59.6% 3,433 37.1% 2,135 3.3% 190
1880 60.3% 3,340 38.9% 2,158 0.8% 45
1876 58.4% 3,119 41.0% 2,192 0.6% 31
1872 61.8% 2,794 37.5% 1,695 0.7% 32

Communities[edit]

Map of Medina County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Other unincorporated communities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 204. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "Ohio: Individual County Chronologies". Ohio Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved February 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Medina County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2007-04-28. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on May 4, 2014. Retrieved February 9, 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 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-06-27. 
  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

External links[edit]

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