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Mahoning_County,_Ohio

Mahoning County, Ohio

Mahoning County is a county located in the state of Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the population was 257,555. It is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Area.

Its county seat is Youngstown and is named for an Indian word meaning "salt lick".

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 423 square miles (1,097 km²).415 square miles (1,075 km²) of it is land and 8 square miles (21 km²) of it (1.92%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 257,555 people, 102,587 households, and 68,835 families residing in the county. The population density was 620 people per square mile (239/km²). There were 111,762 housing units at an average density of 269 per square mile (104/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.04% White, 15.87% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. 2.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 102,587 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.00% were married couples living together, 14.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 17.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,248, and the median income for a family was $44,185. Males had a median income of $36,313 versus $23,272 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,818. About 9.60% of families and 12.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.10% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Localities

Municipalities

  • Columbiana
  • Craig Beach
  • Lowellville
  • New Middletown
  • Poland
  • Salem
  • Sebring
  • Struthers
  • Washingtonville
  • Youngstown
  • Townships

  • Coitsville
  • Ellsworth
  • Goshen
  • Green
  • Jackson
  • Milton
  • Poland
  • Smith
  • Springfield
  • Census-designated places

    Other localities

  • Lake Milton
  • New Springfield
  • North Benton
  • North Jackson
  • North Lima
  • Petersburg
  • References


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