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Summit County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
Ohio's location within the U.S.
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|Founded||March 3, 1840|
|Named for||the highest elevation on the Ohio and Erie Canal|
|• Total||419.38 sq mi (1,086.2 km2)|
|• Land||412.08 sq mi (1,067.3 km2)|
|• Water||7.3 sq mi (19 km2) 1.7%%|
|• Density||1,288.636/sq mi (497.545/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Congressional districts||11th, 13th, 14th, 16th|
Summit County is an urban county in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 540,428 making it the fourth-most populous county in Ohio. Its county seat is Akron. The county was formed on March 3, 1840, from portions of Medina, Portage and Stark Counties. It was named "Summit County" because the highest elevation on the Ohio and Erie Canal is located in the county.
Summit County is part of the Akron, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Cleveland-Akron-Canton, OH Combined Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 419.38 square miles (1,086 km2), of which 412.08 square miles (1,067 km2) is land and 7.3 square miles (19 km2) (1.7%) is water. The largest portion of Cuyahoga Valley National Park is located in the northern part of the county. The southern border of the former Connecticut Western Reserve passes through the southern part of the county, leading to jogs in the east and west borders of the county.
- Interstate 76
- Interstate 77
- Interstate 80 / Ohio Turnpike
- Interstate 271
- Interstate 277
- Interstate 480
- U.S. Route 224
- Ohio State Route 8
- Cuyahoga County - northwest
- Geauga County - northeast
- Portage County - east
- Stark County - south
- Wayne County - southwest
- Medina County - west
National protected area
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 Census, there were 541,781 people, 222,781 households, and 141,110 families residing in the county. The population density was 1,312.6 inhabitants per square mile (506.8/km2). There were 245,109 housing units at an average density of 593.8 per square mile (229.3/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 80.6% white, 14.4% black or African American, 2.2% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 24.9% were German, 15.3% were Irish, 10.6% were English, 10.1% were Italian, 5.1% were Polish, and 4.5% were American.
Of the 222,781 households, 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.7% were non-families, and 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.98. The median age was 40.0 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $47,926 and the median income for a family was $62,271. Males had a median income of $47,892 versus $35,140 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,676. About 10.0% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.
Other unincorporated communities
School districts in Ohio do not strictly follow city corporation limits or township borders. Many of the school districts in Summit County overlap community borders. Below is a list of all public school districts in the county.
- Akron Public School District
- Revere Local School District
- Copley–Fairlawn City School District
- Woodridge Local School District
- Hudson City School District
- Stow-Munroe Falls City School District
- Cuyahoga Falls City School District
- Tallmadge City School District
- Mogadore Local School District
- Springfield Local School District
- Coventry Local School District
- Green Local School District
- Manchester Local School District
- Barberton City School District
- Norton City School District
- Twinsburg City School District
- Nordonia Hills City School District
|Summit County Public School Enrollment Trends (K-12)|
Colleges and universities
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