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Trumbull County
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Location within the U.S. state of Ohio
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Country  United States
State  Ohio
Founded July 10, 1800
Named for Jonathan Trumbull
Seat Warren
Largest city Warren
Area
 • Total 637 sq mi (1,650 km2)
 • Land 618 sq mi (1,600 km2)
 • Water 18 sq mi (50 km2)  2.9%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 201,977
 • Density 317.08/sq mi (122.42/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts 13th, 14th

Trumbull County is a county in the far northeast portion of U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2020 census, the population was 201,977. Its county seat is Warren, which developed industry along the Mahoning River.

Trumbull County is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

After the discovery of the New World, the land that became Trumbull 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. Originally, Trumbull County consisted of the entire area of the Connecticut Western Reserve before being divided into smaller counties.

The county is named for Jonathan Trumbull, Governor of Connecticut, who once owned the land in this region.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 637 square miles (1,650 km2), of which 618 square miles (1,600 km2) is land and 18 square miles (47 km2) (2.9%) is water. It is approximately a square with sides of 25 miles; it is the only square county in Ohio.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 1,302
1810 8,671 566.0%
1820 15,546 79.3%
1830 26,153 68.2%
1840 38,107 45.7%
1850 30,490 −20.0%
1860 30,656 0.5%
1870 38,659 26.1%
1880 44,880 16.1%
1890 42,373 −5.6%
1900 46,591 10.0%
1910 52,766 13.3%
1920 83,920 59.0%
1930 123,063 46.6%
1940 132,315 7.5%
1950 158,915 20.1%
1960 208,526 31.2%
1970 232,579 11.5%
1980 241,863 4.0%
1990 227,813 −5.8%
2000 225,116 −1.2%
2010 210,312 −6.6%
2020 201,977 −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2020

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 210,312 people, 86,011 households, and 56,874 families living in the county. The population density was 340.1 inhabitants per square mile (131.3/km2). There were 96,163 housing units at an average density of 155.5 per square mile (60.0/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 89.0% white, 8.3% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.3% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 1.3% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 21.6% were German, 16.5% were American, 14.3% were Irish, 13.7% were Italian, and 10.6% were English.

Of the 86,011 households, 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.9% were non-families, and 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age was 42.8 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,296 and the median income for a family was $52,731. Males had a median income of $43,382 versus $30,859 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,854. About 11.5% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.9% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

Post Secondary Education Opportunities

  • Youngstown State University is a main campus, offering several associate degrees, many bachelor's degrees, and a select few master's degrees.
  • Kent State University Trumbull is a regional campus of Kent State University, offering several associate degrees and a few bachelor's degrees.

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