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Ravenna, Ohio
City
Downtown Ravenna along Main Street in 2009
Downtown Ravenna along Main Street in 2009
Location within Portage County
Location within Portage County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Portage
Founded 1799
Area
 • Total 5.68 sq mi (14.71 km2)
 • Land 5.63 sq mi (14.58 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 1,132 ft (345 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,724
 • Estimate (2015) 11,619
 • Density 2,082.4/sq mi (804.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 44266
Area code(s) 330, 234
FIPS code 39-65592
GNIS feature ID 1061586
Website ci.ravenna.oh.us

Ravenna is a city in Portage County, Ohio, United States. It was formed from portions of Ravenna Township in the Connecticut Western Reserve. The population was 11,771 at the 2000 Census and 11,724 in 2010. It is the county seat of Portage County. Ravenna was platted in 1808. It is named for the city of Ravenna, Italy.

Ravenna is part of the Akron Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.68 square miles (14.71 km2), of which 5.63 square miles (14.58 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.

The following highways pass through Ravenna:

  • State Route 59
  • State Route 44
  • State Route 14
  • State Route 88

Ravenna is located south of Interstate 80/Ohio Turnpike exit 193, and north of Interstate 76 exit 38.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 306
1860 1,777
1870 2,188 23.1%
1880 3,255 48.8%
1890 3,417 5.0%
1900 4,003 17.1%
1910 5,310 32.7%
1920 7,219 36.0%
1930 8,019 11.1%
1940 8,538 6.5%
1950 9,857 15.4%
1960 10,918 10.8%
1970 11,780 7.9%
1980 11,987 1.8%
1990 12,069 0.7%
2000 11,771 −2.5%
2010 11,724 −0.4%
Est. 2015 11,619 −0.9%
Sources:

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 11,724 people, 5,055 households, and 2,860 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,082.4 inhabitants per square mile (804.0/km2). There were 5,566 housing units at an average density of 988.6 per square mile (381.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.1% White, 5.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 5,055 households of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.4% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 37.9 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 11,771 people, 4,980 households, and 2,997 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,199.2 people per square mile (849.5/km²). There were 5,313 housing units at an average density of 992.6 per square mile (383.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.03% White, 4.42% Black, 0.25% American Indian, 0.39% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 4,980 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,650, and the median income for a family was $46,090. Males had a median income of $33,574 versus $25,320 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,862. About 6.0% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 11.1% of those age 65 or over.


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