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Cortland, Ohio
City of Cortland
Mosquito Creek Lake
Location of Cortland in Trumbull County within the state of Ohio
Location of Cortland in Trumbull County within the state of Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
County Trumbull
Area
 • Total 4.33 sq mi (11.22 km2)
 • Land 4.33 sq mi (11.22 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,024 ft (312 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 7,104
 • Estimate 
(2019)
6,768
 • Density 1,561.97/sq mi (603.10/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44410
Area code(s) 234/330
FIPS code 39-18812
GNIS feature ID 1056839
Website http://www.cityofcortland.org

Cortland is a city in Trumbull County, Ohio, United States located on the eastern shore of Mosquito Creek Reservoir 19 miles north of Youngstown. Walnut Run is the creek that runs through town. The population was 7,104 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Cortland became a village in 1874 with the construction of a railroad depot. It became a city in 1980 when its population exceeded 5,000 people.

The area was once known as Baconsburg, after Samuel Bacon, who built a sawmill and several buildings in the area during the early 19th century.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.25 square miles (11.01 km2), all land. According to the City of Cortland webpage, Cortland is located in the heart of Trumbull County, adjacent to Mosquito Reservoir and State Park. State highways 5 and 46 are both accessible through the city. We are also a short distance from Interstate 80 via State Route 11.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 616
1890 697 13.1%
1900 620 −11.0%
1910 612 −1.3%
1920 750 22.5%
1930 940 25.3%
1940 1,014 7.9%
1950 1,259 24.2%
1960 1,957 55.4%
1970 2,525 29.0%
1980 5,011 98.5%
1990 5,666 13.1%
2000 6,830 20.5%
2010 7,104 4.0%
2019 (est.) 6,768 −4.7%
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2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,104 people, 3,010 households, and 2,032 families living in the city. The population density was 1,671.5 inhabitants per square mile (645.4/km2). There were 3,211 housing units at an average density of 755.5 per square mile (291.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.0% White, 1.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% 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 3,010 households, of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.5% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 44.4 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 18.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.0% male and 53.0% female.

Education

Lakeview Local Schools operates one Pk-8 Building and one high school (Lakeview High School).

Cortland has a public library, a branch of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library.

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