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Richland County, Ohio
Seal of Richland County, Ohio
Map
Map of Ohio highlighting Richland County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 1, 1813
Seat Mansfield
Largest City Mansfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

500 sq mi (1,295 km²)
495 sq mi (1,282 km²)
4.8 sq mi (12 km²), 1.0%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

124,475
251/sq mi (97/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.richlandcountyoh.us
Named for: the fertile soil there

Richland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 124,475. Its county seat is Mansfield. The county was created in 1808 and later organized in 1813. It is named for the fertile soil found there.

Richland County is included in the Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Mansfield-Ashland-Bucyrus, OH Combined Statistical Area. The county is part of Northeast Ohio and is also included in the Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH Combined Statistical Area.

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History

At its formation in 1806 Richland County encompassed a larger area. The land was mainly forest. Settlers cleared the land for farming and the population increased. In 1846, some eastern portions of the county (such as Green Township) were separated to contribute to formation of Ashland County.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 500 square miles (1,300 km2), of which 495 square miles (1,280 km2) is land and 4.8 square miles (12 km2) (1.0%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 9,169
1830 24,006 161.8%
1840 44,532 85.5%
1850 30,879 −30.7%
1860 31,158 0.9%
1870 32,516 4.4%
1880 36,306 11.7%
1890 38,072 4.9%
1900 44,289 16.3%
1910 47,667 7.6%
1920 55,178 15.8%
1930 65,902 19.4%
1940 73,853 12.1%
1950 91,305 23.6%
1960 117,761 29.0%
1970 129,997 10.4%
1980 131,205 0.9%
1990 126,137 −3.9%
2000 128,852 2.2%
2010 124,475 −3.4%
Est. 2015 121,707 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 128,852 people, 49,534 households, and 34,277 families residing in the county. The population density was 259 people per square mile (100/km²). There were 53,062 housing units at an average density of 107 per square mile (41/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.16% White, 9.43% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 96.0% spoke English, 1.2% German and 1.2% Spanish as their first language.

There were 49,534 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.30% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,397, and the median income for a family was $45,036. Males had a median income of $35,425 versus $22,859 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,582. About 8.20% of families and 10.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.30% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 124,475 people, 48,921 households, and 32,510 families residing in the county. The population density was 251.3 inhabitants per square mile (97.0/km2). There were 54,599 housing units at an average density of 110.2 per square mile (42.5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 87.5% white, 9.4% black or African American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 30.6% were German, 13.3% were Irish, 12.6% were English, and 8.0% were American.

Of the 48,921 households, 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.5% were non-families, and 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.93. The median age was 40.9 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,664 and the median income for a family was $54,637. Males had a median income of $42,919 versus $31,228 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,459. About 8.6% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Map of Richland County Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Richland County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Cities

Villages

Townships

  • Bloominggrove
  • Butler
  • Cass
  • Franklin
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Madison
  • Mifflin
  • Monroe
  • Perry
  • Plymouth
  • Sandusky
  • Sharon
  • Springfield
  • Troy
  • Washington
  • Weller
  • Worthington

Unincorporated communities

  • Adario
  • Alta
  • Amoy
  • Bangorville
  • Bethlehem
  • Coulter
  • Crimson
  • Culler Mill
  • Darlington
  • East Mansfield
  • Epworth
  • Fleming Falls
  • Ganges
  • Hanley Village
  • Hastings
  • Lincoln Heights
  • Little Washington
  • Lockhart
  • London
  • Millsboro
  • Olivesburg
  • Pavonia
  • Pinhook
  • Planktown
  • Rome
  • Shenandoah
  • Spring Mill
  • Taylortown
  • Vernon Junction
  • Washington
  • Windsor
  • Wooster Heights

Ghost towns


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