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Mahoning County
Mahoning County Courthouse
Mahoning County Courthouse
Official seal of Mahoning County
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Map of Ohio highlighting Mahoning County
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
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Country  United States
State  Ohio
Founded March 1, 1846
Named for A Native American word for salt lick
Seat Youngstown
Largest city Youngstown
Area
 • Total 425 sq mi (1,100 km2)
 • Land 412 sq mi (1,070 km2)
 • Water 14 sq mi (40 km2)  3.2%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 228,614
 • Density 537.9/sq mi (207.69/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts 6th, 13th

Mahoning County is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 228,614. Its county seat and largest city is Youngstown. The county is named for a Lenape word meaning "at the licks" or "there is a lick", referring to the salt licks in the area. Mahoning County was formed on March 1, 1846; the 83rd county in Ohio. Until 1846, the area that is now Mahoning County was part of Trumbull and Columbiana counties, when the counties in the area were redefined and Mahoning County emerged as a new county.

Mahoning County is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 425 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 412 square miles (1,070 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) (3.2%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Major Highways

  • I-76
  • I-76 / Ohio Turnpike
  • I-80 / Ohio Turnpike
  • I-80
  • I-680
  • US 62
  • US 224
  • US 422
  • SR 7
  • SR 11

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 23,735
1860 25,894 9.1%
1870 31,001 19.7%
1880 42,871 38.3%
1890 55,979 30.6%
1900 70,134 25.3%
1910 116,151 65.6%
1920 186,310 60.4%
1930 236,142 26.7%
1940 240,251 1.7%
1950 257,629 7.2%
1960 300,480 16.6%
1970 303,424 1.0%
1980 289,487 −4.6%
1990 264,806 −8.5%
2000 257,555 −2.7%
2010 238,823 −7.3%
2020 228,614 −4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2020
USA Mahoning County, Ohio age pyramid
A pyramid showing the age distribution of the county.

2010 census

As of the 2010 census, there were 238,823 people, 98,712 households, and 62,676 families living in the county. The population density was 580.2 inhabitants per square mile (224.0/km2). There were 111,833 housing units at an average density of 271.7 per square mile (104.9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 79.9% white, 15.7% black or African American, 0.7% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 1.4% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 4.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 21.4% were German, 18.4% were Italian, 16.6% were Irish, 8.9% were English, and 4.2% were American.

Of the 98,712 households, 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.5% were non-families, and 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.94. The median age was 42.9 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,123 and the median income for a family was $52,489. Males had a median income of $44,516 versus $31,969 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,824. About 12.6% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Map of Mahoning County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Mahoning County, Ohio with municipal and township labels

Cities

Villages

Townships

  • Austintown
  • Beaver
  • Berlin
  • Boardman
  • Canfield
  • Coitsville
  • Ellsworth
  • Goshen
  • Green
  • Jackson
  • Milton
  • Poland
  • Smith
  • Springfield

Census-designated places

Unincorporated communities

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Columbiana County.

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Population (2010 Census) Municipal type
1 Youngstown 66,982 City
2 Boardman 35,376 CDP
3 Austintown 29,677 CDP
4 Salem partially in Columbiana County 12,303 City
5 Struthers 10,713 City
6 Campbell 8,235 City
7 Canfield 7,515 City
8 Columbiana partially in Columbiana County 6,384 City
9 Sebring 4,420 Village
10 Mineral Ridge 3,892 CDP
11 Poland 2,555 Village
12 Lake Milton 2,493 CDP
13 New Middletown 1,621 Village
14 Craig Beach 1,180 Village
15 Lowellville 1,155 Village
16 Beloit 978 Village
17 Washingtonville partially in Columbiana County 801 Village
18 Maple Ridge 761 CDP
19 Damascus partially in Columbiana County 443 CDP

Economy

Top Employers

According to the county's 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the county are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Mercy Health 3,000
2 Youngstown City School District 1,791
3 Mahoning County 1,600
4 Youngstown State University 1,200
5 VXI Global Solutions 1,100
6 City of Youngstown 1,063
7 Infocision Management 1,050
8 Windsor House Assisted Living 850
9 Austintown Local School District 800
10 Akron Children's Hospital 800

Education

Colleges and universities

Community, junior, and technical colleges

  • Choffin Career and Technical Center
  • Eastern Gateway Community College
  • Mahoning County Career and Technical Center

Public school districts

  • Alliance City School District
  • Austintown Local School District
  • Boardman Local School District
  • Campbell City School District
  • Canfield Local School District
  • Columbiana Exempted Village School District
  • Hubbard Exempted Village School District
  • Jackson-Milton Local School District
  • Leetonia Exempted Village School District
  • Liberty Local School District
  • Lowellville Local School District
  • Poland Local School District
  • Sebring Local School District
  • South Range Local School District
  • Springfield Local School District
  • Struthers City School District
  • Weathersfield Local School District
  • West Branch Local School District
  • Western Reserve Local School District
  • Youngstown City School District

High schools

  • Austintown Fitch High School
  • Boardman High School
  • Campbell Memorial High School
  • Canfield High School
  • Cardinal Mooney High School
  • Chaney High School
  • East High School
  • Jackson-Milton High School
  • Lowellville High School
  • Mahoning County High School
  • McKinley High School
  • Poland Seminary High School
  • South Range High School
  • Springfield High School
  • Struthers High School
  • Ursuline High School
  • Valley Christian School
  • Valley STEM + ME2 Academy
  • West Branch High School
  • Western Reserve High School
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