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|Founded||February 24, 1846|
|Named for||"Ashland", Henry Clay's home|
|• Total||427 sq mi (1,110 km2)|
|• Land||423 sq mi (1,100 km2)|
|• Water||3.8 sq mi (10 km2) 0.9%%|
|• Density||122.83/sq mi (47.42/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
Ashland County is a county located in the northeastern portion of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 52,447. Its county seat is Ashland. The county is named for "Ashland", the home of Senator Henry Clay near Lexington, Kentucky. It was formed in 1846 from parts of Huron, Lorain, Richland and Wayne Counties.
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.
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.
- Lorain County (north)
- Medina County (northeast)
- Wayne County (east)
- Holmes County (southeast)
- Knox County (southwest)
- Richland County (west)
- Huron County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 53,139 people, 20,196 households, and 14,017 families living in the county. 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). 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. In terms of ancestry, 32.7% were German, 26.2% were English, 11.2% were Irish, and 5.2% were Italian.
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.
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.
- Ashland (county seat)
- Clear Creek
- Cinnamon Lake
Other unincorporated communities
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