Carrollton, Ohio facts for kids
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|Village of Carrollton|
The Van Horn Building in downtown Carrollton
Location of Carrollton, Ohio
Location of Carrollton in Carroll County
|• Total||2.75 sq mi (7.13 km2)|
|• Land||2.75 sq mi (7.13 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,119 ft (341 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,099.56/sq mi (424.54/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1056769|
|School District||Carrollton Exempted Village|
Carrollton is part of the Canton-Massillon, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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.
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.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,241 people, 1,347 households, and 829 families living 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.
Children in Carrollton are served by the Carrollton Exempted Village School District. The current schools in the district serving the village are:
- Carrollton Elementary School – 252 Third St NE, Carrollton, OH grades K-5
- Bell-Herron Middle School – 252 Third St NE, Carrollton, OH grades 6-8
- Carrollton High School – 205 Scio Rd. SW, Carrollton, OH
Carrollton has a public library, a branch of the Carroll County District Library.
- William Crozier - artillerist and inventor
- Ephraim R. Eckley - U.S. Representative, Civil War Union Army brigadier general
- George Hemming - 19th century Major League Baseball player
- Kirk Lowdermilk - former American football offensive lineman for the Ohio State University and the Minnesota Vikings
- Eddie and Sam Maple - brothers who were American thoroughbred horse racing jockeys.
- Benjamin F. Potts, territorial governor of Montana
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