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Medina County, Ohio
Seal of Medina County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Medina County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1812
Seat Medina
Largest City Brunswick
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

423 sq mi (1,096 km²)
421 sq mi (1,090 km²)
1.7 sq mi (4 km²), 0.4%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

172,332
409/sq mi (158/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.co.medina.oh.us
Named for: Medina

Medina County (pronounced /məˈdnə/) is a county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 172,332. Its county seat is Medina. The county was created in 1812 and later organized in 1818. It is named for Medina, though the "I" in it is pronounced as in "dine."

Medina County is part of the Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, although some communities have closer ties to the Akron area.

History

After the discovery of the New World, the land that became Medina County was originally part of the French colony of Canada (New France), which was ceded in 1763 to Great Britain and renamed Province of Quebec. In the late 18th century the land became part of the Connecticut Western Reserve in the Northwest Territory, then was purchased by the Connecticut Land Company in 1795. Parts of Medina County and neighbouring Lorain became home to the The Black River Colony founded in 1852, a religious community centered on the pious lifestyle of the German Baptist Brethren.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 423 square miles (1,100 km2), of which 421 square miles (1,090 km2) is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) (0.4%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 3,082
1830 7,560 145.3%
1840 18,352 142.8%
1850 24,441 33.2%
1860 22,517 −7.9%
1870 20,092 −10.8%
1880 21,453 6.8%
1890 21,742 1.3%
1900 21,958 1.0%
1910 23,598 7.5%
1920 26,067 10.5%
1930 29,677 13.8%
1940 33,034 11.3%
1950 40,417 22.3%
1960 65,315 61.6%
1970 82,717 26.6%
1980 113,150 36.8%
1990 122,354 8.1%
2000 151,095 23.5%
2010 172,332 14.1%
Est. 2015 176,395 2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

2000 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 172,332 people, 54,542 households, and 42,215 families residing in the county. The population density was 358 people per square mile (138/km²). There were 56,793 housing units at an average density of 135 per square mile (52/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.26% White, 0.88% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 26.8% were of German, 11.5% Irish, 8.6% Italian, 8.4% English, 8.4% Polish and 7.8% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.3% spoke English, 1.2% Spanish and 1.0% German as their first language.

There were 54,542 households, of which 37.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.50% were married couples living together, 7.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% were non-families. 18.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $55,811, and the median income for a family was $62,489. Males had a median income of $44,600 versus $27,513 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,251. About 3.50% of families and 4.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.90% of those under age 18 and 4.80% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 172,332 people, 65,143 households, and 48,214 families residing in the county. The population density was 409.0 inhabitants per square mile (157.9/km2). There were 69,181 housing units at an average density of 164.2 per square mile (63.4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.1% white, 1.2% black or African American, 1.0% Asian, 0.1% American Indian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 32.7% were German, 18.3% were Irish, 11.6% were English, 10.7% were Italian, 10.4% were Polish, and 7.4% were American.

Of the 65,143 households, 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.0% were non-families, and 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.07. The median age was 40.4 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $66,193 and the median income for a family was $76,699. Males had a median income of $56,523 versus $38,163 for females. The per capita income for the county was $29,986. About 4.4% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

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

Cities

Villages

Townships

  • Brunswick Hills
  • Chatham
  • Granger
  • Gloria Glens Park
  • Guilford
  • Harrisville
  • Hinckley
  • Homer
  • Lafayette
  • Litchfield
  • Liverpool
  • Medina
  • Montville
  • Sharon
  • Spencer
  • Wadsworth
  • Westfield
  • York

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated communities


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