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Richland County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
|Founded||March 1, 1813|
|Named for||their fertile soil|
|• Total||500 sq mi (1,000 km2)|
|• Land||495 sq mi (1,280 km2)|
|• Water||4.8 sq mi (12 km2) 1.0%%|
|• Density||250/sq mi (96/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Congressional districts||7th, 12th|
Richland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 124,936. 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 one of the six Metropolitan Statistical Areas that make up Northeast Ohio.
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.
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.
- Huron County (north)
- Ashland County (east)
- Knox County (south)
- Morrow County (southwest)
- Crawford County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 124,475 people, 48,921 households, and 32,510 families living 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.
- Culler Mill
- East Mansfield
- Fleming Falls
- Hanley Village
- Lincoln Heights
- Little Washington
- Spring Mill
- Vernon Junction
- Wooster Heights
In Spanish: Condado de Richland (Ohio) para niños
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