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Carrollton, Ohio
Village
The Carroll County Courthouse is located in downtown Carrollton
The Carroll County Courthouse is located in downtown Carrollton
Location of Carrollton, Ohio
Location of Carrollton, Ohio
Location of Carrollton in Carroll County
Location of Carrollton in Carroll County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Carroll
Township Center
Area
 • Total 2.45 sq mi (6.35 km2)
 • Land 2.45 sq mi (6.35 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,119 ft (341 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,241
 • Estimate (2012) 3,221
 • Density 1,322.9/sq mi (510.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44615
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-12280
GNIS feature ID 1056769
Website villageofcarrollton.com

Carrollton is a village in Carroll County, Ohio, United States. The population was 3,241 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Carroll County.

Carrollton is part of the Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

The village was established as "Centreville" on October 4, 1815 at the crossroads of the Steubenville to Canton and New Lisbon to New Philadelphia roads by Peter Bohart. After the village became the county seat of newly formed Carroll County, the village name was changed on February 24, 1834. The village derives its name from Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Many of the Fighting McCooks of Civil War fame lived in Carrollton. The Daniel McCook House is listed as a National Historic Place.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.45 square miles (6.35 km2), all land.

Carrollton is at the junction of State Routes 39 and 43. State Routes 9 and 332 also pass through the village.

A branch of the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway passes through and ends at the Carroll County Industrial Park.

Demographics

Peter Bohart tomb (Carrollton, Ohio)
Stele memorializing Carrollton's founder in Westview Cemetery

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,241 people, 1,347 households, and 829 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,322.9 inhabitants per square mile (510.8/km2). There were 1,502 housing units at an average density of 613.1 per square mile (236.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 1,347 households of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.5% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the village was 42.2 years. 22.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.9% were from 45 to 64; and 22.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 44.2% male and 55.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 3,190 people, 1,428 households, and 846 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,340.9 people per square mile (517.5/km²). There were 1,531 housing units at an average density of 643.6 per square mile (248.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.59% White, 0.25% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 1,428 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the village, the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 82.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $25,694, and the median income for a family was $38,528. Males had a median income of $31,885 versus $16,441 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,866. About 11.3% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.4% of those under age 18 and 21.2% of those age 65 or over.

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