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Mahoning County, Ohio
Seal of Mahoning County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Mahoning County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 1, 1846
Seat Youngstown
Largest City Youngstown
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

425 sq mi (1,101 km²)
412 sq mi (1,067 km²)
14 sq mi (36 km²), 3.2%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

238,823
580/sq mi (224/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.mahoningcountyoh.gov
Named for: A Native American word for salt lick

Mahoning County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 238,823. Its county seat is Youngstown. The county is named for an Indian word meaning "salt lick". 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 Tpk.
  • I-80 / Ohio Tpk.
  • I-80
  • I-680
  • US 62
  • US 224
  • US 422
  • [[Template:Infobox road/OH/link OH|Template:Infobox road/OH/abbrev OH]]
  • [[Template:Infobox road/OH/link OH|Template:Infobox road/OH/abbrev OH]]

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%
Est. 2016 230,008 −3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013
USA Mahoning County, Ohio age pyramid
A pyramid showing the age distribution of the County.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 257,555 people, 102,587 households, and 68,835 families residing in the county. The population density was 620 people per square mile (239/km²). There were 111,762 housing units at an average density of 269 per square mile (104/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.04% White, 15.87% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 2.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

93.1% spoke English, 2.6% Spanish, 1.0% Italian, and 0.5% Greek as their first language.

There were 102,587 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.00% were married couples living together, 14.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,248, and the median income for a family was $44,185. Males had a median income of $36,313 versus $23,272 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,818. About 9.60% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.10% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 238,823 people, 98,712 households, and 62,676 families residing 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

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