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Carrollton, Ohio
Village of Carrollton
The Van Horn Building in downtown Carrollton
The Van Horn Building 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
 • Total 2.75 sq mi (7.13 km2)
 • Land 2.75 sq mi (7.13 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,119 ft (341 m)
 • Total 3,241
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,099.56/sq mi (424.54/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-12280
GNIS feature ID 1056769
School District Carrollton Exempted Village

Carrollton is a village in Carroll County, Ohio, United States, located 22 miles (35 km) southeast of Canton. 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.


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.


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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 721
1870 813 12.8%
1880 1,136 39.7%
1890 1,228 8.1%
1900 1,271 3.5%
1910 1,730 36.1%
1920 2,192 26.7%
1930 2,286 4.3%
1940 2,548 11.5%
1950 2,658 4.3%
1960 2,786 4.8%
1970 2,817 1.1%
1980 3,065 8.8%
1990 3,042 −0.8%
2000 3,190 4.9%
2010 3,241 1.6%
2019 (est.) 3,026 −6.6%

2010 census

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.

Notable people

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