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Country  United States
State  Ohio
Founded January 1, 1833
Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Seat Carrollton
Largest village Carrollton
Area
 • Total 399 sq mi (1,030 km2)
 • Land 395 sq mi (1,020 km2)
 • Water 4.3 sq mi (11 km2)  1.1%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 26,721
 • Density 66.97/sq mi (25.86/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 6th
  • Based on population just within the county.

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

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.

History

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

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

Geography

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. It is the fifth smallest county in Ohio in land area and smallest in total area.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 18,108
1850 17,685 −2.3%
1860 15,738 −11.0%
1870 14,491 −7.9%
1880 16,416 13.3%
1890 17,566 7.0%
1900 16,811 −4.3%
1910 15,761 −6.2%
1920 15,942 1.1%
1930 16,057 0.7%
1940 17,449 8.7%
1950 19,039 9.1%
1960 20,857 9.5%
1970 21,579 3.5%
1980 25,598 18.6%
1990 26,521 3.6%
2000 28,836 8.7%
2010 28,836 0.0%
2020 26,721 −7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2020

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 28,836 people, 11,385 households, and 8,067 families living in the county. 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). 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. 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.

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.

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.

Culture

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 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.

Communities

Map of Carroll County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Carroll County, Ohio with Municipal and Township Labels

Villages

Townships

  • Augusta
  • Brown
  • Center
  • East
  • Fox
  • Harrison
  • Lee
  • Loudon
  • Monroe
  • Orange
  • Perry
  • Rose
  • Union
  • Washington

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Economy

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

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

Listed as the most polluted county in Ohio. .

Education

Public school districts

  • Brown Local School District
  • Carrollton Exempted Village School District
  • Conotton Valley Union Local School District

High schools

  • Carrollton High School
  • Conotton Valley High School
  • Malvern High School
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